An Intrinsically safe headlamp is often used by workers in underground mining, search and rescue, surgeons, and by other workers who need hands-free lighting. For those working in potentially explosive environments, only the safest and most reliable equipment should be used.

Intrinsically Safe Headlamp from Nightstick


What does intrinsically safe mean?  It means that the flashlight is designed not to produce sparks, or at least not to produce sparks that have enough energy to ignite the surroundings.


Typical certifications include: ATEX, IECEx and MSHA listing as intrinsically safe permissible,

Headlamp certifications
Headlamp certifications


Features to look out for:

  • LED technology – 50,000 + hours LED life
  • Spotlight – High/Low-brightness white floodlight – red floodlight
  • Focused spotlight beam for distance illumination
  • Red colored floodlight for preservation of night vision (optional)
  • Engineered polymer housing
  • Adjustable ratchet tilt head
  • Non-slip elastic head strap
  • Heavy-duty rubber strap for hard hat applications
  • Waterproof with higher rating preferred
  • Impact & chemical resistant


Due to the difficulty of passing Intrinsically Safe certification, many similar products still use incandescent bulbs, so look for an output with LED emitters.


What battery should I use?

Intrinsically safe batteries come in a variety of chemistries, including rechargeable Li-ion, NiCd, and lithium-thionyl chloride (Li-SOCl2). The design of the battery pack is very important and many factors must be considered in addition to environmental conditions, such as performance, life cycle, and weight.

IS battery rating sample
IS battery rating sample


Working in flammable and potentially explosive conditions, one must take extra safety precautions. The electronic equipment you use, such as lamps, gas detectors, and air-monitoring devices, should be held to the highest safety standards.


To learn more about Intrinsically Safe Headlamp or any other Intrinsically Safe, Explosion Proof or Hazardous Area products, please contact our experts or call us on 832-699-6726


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