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5 Reasons You Need a LED Emergency Flashing Light (AKA a Mining Light)

Posted by on 4/22/2017 to News
5 Reasons You Need a LED Emergency Flashing Light (AKA a Mining Light)

Here at Standard Portable, Inc., we are committed to solving our customers' problems.  By developing and designing products that are responsibly created, reliable, and industry strong, we are creating products that meet the needs of our consumer.  In other words, our products:  get the job done.

Last week, we focused on the importance of the MSHA Approval our mining lights have.  (Read that post here.)  Now that you understand how important the MSHA Approval is, let's examine why YOU need a mining light in your life.  (Spoiler Alert:  this post is for everyone, not just miners!)

5 Reasons You Need a LED Emergency Flashing Light (AKA a Mining Light)

5. Personal Decor

This might seem a bit…silly, but you should consider picking up a LED Emergency Flashing Light just for a unique decoration for your man cave or child’s dorm room.  Time and time again, our staff has mulled over the idea of grabbing one of these unique items as a conversational piece in a hangout room.   While cruising around our facility, you will often hear someone say, “I really need one of these for my den,” or “You should get this for your daughter’s dorm room.”  This light takes industrial chic décor to a whole new level. 

With Father’s Day and graduation season coming up, you may have just found the perfect unique gift for your loved one.  Get yours here! 

While aesthetics is important to one’s general well being, most find the utility of a light to be even more important than it’s looks.  So, consider purchasing a LED Emergency Flashing Light for outdoor recreational use.

4. Outdoor Recreation

Are you an outdoor enthusiast?  Are you someone who finds yourself outside, in the dark?  Whether you are a camper, boater, or survivalist, if you find yourself outside at night, you should bring a mining light with you. 

There are so many reasons to take a mining light with you.  They can be hung anywhere.  They are rugged, so they will stand up to the pressures of the outdoors.  They are cool to the touch and safe for use around children and animals.

Here’s a scenario you may be able to relate to.  If you’re a boater, have you ever been out at night on a crowded waterway?  Like, perhaps, on the 4th of July?  If you have, you know how difficult it can be to see the other boaters and to navigate your way back to your dock at the end of the evening.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra flashing light to help others see you and to help you see other vessels? 

Well, Standard Portable’s LED Emergency Flashing Light was made for nights like these.  When people see your light, and compliment you on it, you can respond by saying, it was also, “Made in the USA!”  What a patriotic way to end a great night.

As a person who likes to be prepared to have a great outdoor adventure, you are probably someone who wants to be prepared for emergencies too.  Therefore, we will examine personal emergency preparedness kits as the next reason to buy a mining light.

3. Personal Emergency Preparedness Kit

While it’s great to use the LED Emergency Flashing Lights when times are wonderful, it is also important to recognize these lights were designed and developed for use in harsh conditions.  This makes them an excellent addition to your home’s emergency preparedness kit. 

Last month, we examined how to build a roadside emergency kit for your automobile.  While it’s important to be ready for a car accident, it’s also important to be ready for an emergency at home.  Can you think of all of the things that can go wrong in your community or your home? 

Of course, you can’t; coming up with that list would be exhausting.  So, rather than plan for everything, plan for what is the most probable to occur in the event of an emergency.  If you think about a weather-induced emergency, like a tornado or a hurricane, it’s probable that you will lose power. 

Do you have a non-flammable way of creating light?  If not, you will want a flashlight or two on hand.  (Please don’t forget to pack some extra batteries!)  What if you get stuck underneath rubble?  How will you signal for help?  Here's where you pull out that LED Emergency Flashing Light!

With 150-200 hours continuous duty in flash mode and a standard flash rate of 1pps, you can push the button and focus on taking care of your loved ones.  The flashing light will serve as a signal to rescue personnel, so they can find you and your family.

In addition to the lights you can find the other items you need in your emergency preparedness kit, at Ready.gov.  Being prepared for something that never occurs is infinitely better than not being prepared for anything. So, get started on creating your kit today.

Being prepared for emergencies only makes good sense, but it also makes sense to prepare for on-the-job-safety.  Professionals who work on the roadway or close to the roadway will find the LED Emergency Flashing Light extremely important.

2. Roadside Work

While there are many ways you can use the LED Emergency Flashing Light personally, this is an industry-grade product that can stand up to the work of professionals who are on the job.  If you are someone who works on the roads or near the roads, you should have at least one of these lights.  (We recommend that you consider purchasing multiple lights, especially for big jobs.) 

These LED lights are tough and will be ready for use when you need them.  These durable LED Lights last 200 hours in continuous flash mode.  They are safe, environmentally friendly, and water resistant.  The lights are completely safe around water or contaminated areas; this ruggedness keeps the lights in action during challenging weather conditions, such as rain or snow storms.  Also, since there is no smoke with these, your line of sight is clear making you (and your colleagues) safer at work. 

In addition, these lights can come with an industrial strength magnet attached to them making placement as easy as sticking one of these to your vehicle.  This sturdy magnetic round base that provides a heavy-duty holding power of 120 lbs. The attached magnetic round base is made of a ceramic magnet ring and a chrome plated steel cup. This durable magnet is made under ISO 9002 quality systems.

Can you think of a better alternative to a roadside flare?

Whether you work for a roadside crew, a landscaping company, or an emergency response team, having LED Emergency Flashing Lights on hand will not only make your job easier, but it will arguably make it safer too.  In addition to using these mining lights for professional work, these are also a must in one more industry.  You guessed it: mining!

5. Actual Mining

This should go without saying, but let’s say it any way.  If you are a miner, consider this light a necessity to your work gear.  As stated previously, Standard Portable, Inc., takes safety very seriously.  We believe that we’ve created a product that will help you to stay safe in conditions that aren’t always ideal.

In addition to all of the product features mentioned above, these lights come in a variety of colors, including red, amber (yellow), or blue flashing light to meet all of your team and job requirements.  The base color is safety orange, so it will always stand out in a cramped space.  It weighs two pounds and has a replaceable six-volt screw terminal lantern battery.   Also, it’s made of durable, shock resistant plastic. 

Whether it’s for decoration, outdoor recreational use, an emergency preparedness kit, roadside work, or actual mining work, the LED Emergency Flashing Light (AKA the Mining Light) will serve you well.  It’s handy to have around and will hold up to any job you have in store for it.  Remember, this product also carries a 1 Year Warranty on it!

By developing and designing products that are responsibly created, reliable, and industry strong, we are creating products that meet the needs of our consumer.  In other words, our products:  get the job done.

Want to see our LED Emergency Flashing Light in action?  Check out this YouTube video!

Still interested in learning more about Mining Lights?  Your next read should be, "Modern Day Mining Lights," written by our friends over at Falconer Electronics, Inc.

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