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Halo Light For Hard Hats

The Halo Light makes sure workers are visible at night. It’s not just for highway crews. The light is great anytime workers and vehicles mix in the dark.

Halo_Light_For_Hard_Hats-Creative_Safety_Supply-350x250Hear about the safety advantages of the work light that fits over a hard hat. It shoots out light 360° so drivers can see a worker who is a quarter-mile away.

In just over a year, The Halo Light has won industry respect, winning 12 safety awards. See the transcript for a link to the company website.


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Dan Clark: Working in the dark near moving vehicles. That can be dangerous. A new safety award-winning personal work light is changing all that. Listen and I’ll tell you all about the Halo Light.

Hello, I’m Dan Clark of The Safety Brief, tackling health and safety hazards in today’s demanding industrial and construction worksites, a service of Creative Safety Supply.

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Employees working near vehicles after dark need to see and be seen. And I don’t mean just road repair crews. Even at a closed jobsite, predawn workers dodging trucks and forklifts need to be seen. I think they could use a Halo Light.

The Halo Light is a bright ring of light that fits around a hard hat. Imagine strapping seven or eight headlamps to a hard hat. They’re pointing in all directions. That would be a heavy, uneven mess of light.

The Halo Light does it right, with modern features.

○ Light goes in all directions.

○ It’s visible a quarter-mile away.

○ It has different light modes, including:

• The full mode, with bright light going on all sides of the hard hat, 360°.

• High alert mode, where it flashes.

• The task mode, with the light shining just up front.

• Dim mode, for when you’re working near others.

○ The Halo Light locks onto almost any hard hat so it stays in place.

○ It’s resistant to water, mud. . .get this. It will even survive a pressure washer.

○ In tests, it lived through multiple 10-foot drops onto concrete.

Illumagear makes this cool device and I’m glad to tell you about it. This is not some hollow sales pitch. I have no connection to the company. And others agree.

The Halo Light has won 12 industry awards in the past year, including:

○ The American Traffic And Safety Services Association 2015 Innovation Award.

○ Occupational Health & Safety New Product Of The Year Award.

○ The Core 77 Design Award.


Can you wear it on a Class E (electrical) hard hat? Yes. The Halo Light does not invalidate the rating.

Does it work with hard hats that have attached visors or hearing protection? Yes, on some.

Can you wear the hard hat backwards? Well, it fits on most hard hats whether they’re worn forwards or backwards.

What about the battery? It can be charged 500 times.

• Now, the big question is: How much? They’ve dropped the price to $200. You can see it at You can also get that link in the transcript to this podcast at

Halo_Light_For_Hard_Hats-Creative_Safety_Supply-250x228Oh, you should check out their accessory, too, The Halo Light 10-unit Field Locker & Charging Station, for those that need to outfit a crew working at night.

That’s all for this episode on The Halo Light. Come back for more ways to stay safety compliant in today’s ever-changing landscape of safety requirements. I’m Dan Clark of The Safety Brief, a service of Creative Safety Supply. Save 10% off your entire order at with coupon code BIG10.


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