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LIGHT: NLT cordless cap lamp with tag wins MSHA approval

TORONTO – Northern Light Technologies is proud that its newest cap lamp, the Northern Light® Genesis, has received IS certification from MSHA for use in coal mines. This is yet another world first from NLT– an MSHA approved...


TORONTO – Northern Light Technologies is proud that its newest cap lamp, the Northern Light® Genesis, has received IS certification from MSHA for use in coal mines. This is yet another world first from NLT– an MSHA approved cordless cap lamp with tag. The Genesis is enabled with six different WiFi and RFID tag solutions, including Aeroscout (MSHA certified), Ekahau, Wavetrend, Indentec and Newtrax.

“What’s exciting about the MSHA approval,” says Heidi Levitt, president of NLT Global, “is that mines in the US, Canada, and Mexico can now ensure miners who enter the underground are being tracked for safety purposes. The tag is enclosed and powered by the Genesis cap lamp. The fact that the Genesis battery is powering the Aeroscout tag means that as long as your lamp is working, you know the tag is too. No other company offers an IS approved cordless lamp-tracking tag combination today. And no other company offers the flexibility of tagging choices within a cordless lamp as NLT does with the Genesis, with a selection of RFID and WiFi enabled tags.”

Not only is Genesis tracking tag enabled, it is cordless. It’s often referred to as the big brother to the hugely popular Northern Light® Polaris because it has the same look and feel as Polaris, but with slightly increased depth of the back housing to accommodate a personnel tracking tag.

The MSHA approval for Genesis came with the Aeroscout tracking tag installed, but the “‘tag ready” lamps have also been approved. This means the cap lamp on its own has MSHA approval. If the customer wants to install a tag in the future – the Wavetrend, for example – it may be submitted for MSHA approval.

For more information, visit NLTinc.com.


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