New format Pitlamp module
now available in web shop
CustomPITLAMP modules offer a significant upgrade for mining lamp headsets. The brightest and most efficient LED retrofits available.
Now available, the stylish and effective CustomPITLAMP 2-tone module, with focussed spot and flood LEDs. Output up to 440 lumen. Suited to range of battery configurations including 3 or 4 series wired 1.2v NiMh cells, or parallel wired 3.7v li-ion cells.
Mining lamp headsets manufactured by Oldham and CEAG have been widely used by UK cavers, who have adapted these versatile head sets to construct helmet mounted caving lights (generally in conjunction with a helmet fixing battery box). There have also been commercially available caving lamps based on mining lamp headsets, most notably the Speleo Technics FX and headlite range, all of which are potentially upgradeable!
CustomPITLAMP modules directly replace the original mining lamp bulbs and reflector. Modules are easily fitted (utilising existing rubber seal and glass) with basic tools, into any of the conventional (e.g. Oldham/ CEAG) mining lamp headsets, and can also be used with Speleotechnics FX and headlites. We have also been informed that the modules fit in the French mining lamp ELAUL and in the Spanish mining lamp ADARO. And for good measure, we have also manufactured a LED conversion module for US manufactured Koehler Wheat Lamp.
CustomPITLAMP modules have been designed to maximise the surface area of aluminium in order to best manage the significant heat levels generated by high power LEDs within lamps that were not originally intended to accommodate this technology. This is essential in order to protect the longevity of the modules and optimise LED efficiency, all helping to make CustomPITLAMP modules the most robust mining lamp LED upgrades available.
CustomPITLAMP modules operate at 3.0-6.0 Volts, and are therefore suitable for 3 or 4 cell NiMh (or equivalent) battery configurations, including Speleotechnics Headlites and FX3. They will work very well using 3.7v li-ion packs (parallel wired cells). They are not suitable for series wired li-ion cells, and why would you anyway ??