TheFireStore.com recently sent me a Vantage® II Ultra-Compact Helmet Mounted Light to try out on the job. I have admitted before that I am not the biggest fan of helmet mounted lights due to the weight it adds to the helmet on one side making my helmet lop-sided on my head. However, the last helmet mounted light I wore on my helmet for the better part of a year and didn’t mind it. The best news is that this one is lower profile and lighter than the old one.
Here is my rundown on the light…
- Low profile
- Attaches with one tension screw (doesn’t require a hole in the helmet, just clamps with a screw)
- The attachment seems to hold pretty well (other lights have loosened up due to use)
- Requires only 1 of the CR123A batteries (I buy my batteries here)
- Low and high output modes
- Easy to turn on and off with a gloved hand
I think this might be a keeper. It seems as though Streamlight has done their homework with this one and produced a very effective helmet mounted light without compromising comfort, weight, or accessibility. I highly recommend this product if you are in the market for a helmet light!
Below are the exact specs.
Vantage® II Ultra-Compact Helmet Mounted Light
The next generation of hands-free lighting tools for the fire service and industrial market. It’s compact, powerful, shock-proof, and virtually indestructible!
- High and low modes:
- High: 350 lumens; 3,500 candela; 118m beam; runs 2.25 hours
- Low: 135 lumens; 1,700 candela; 80m beam; runs 5 hours
- Bright blue taillight LED ensures you can be seen even from behind
- “Safe off” feature prevents accidental activation, saves batteries
- Custom optic produces a narrow beam with optimum peripheral illumination
- Solid State power regulation provides maximum light output throughout battery life
- Durable, anodized aluminum construction
- IPX7 waterproof to 1m for 30 minutes
- 1m impact resistance tested
- Includes one CR123A lithium battery, integrated mount and hex key
- Length: 2.37” | 6.01 cm
- Weight:3.65 oz. | 103.5 g
- Meets requirements of NFPA 1971-8.6 (2013)
- Individually serialized