KEMP, Texas, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Larson Electronics has announced today the release of an intrinsically safe rated LED headlight that provides high output and hands free operation coupled with intrinsically safe rated operation. The EXP-LED-HL-DFX Explosion Proof Dual Function Headlight runs for up to 13.5 hours on a set of alkaline batteries and also features weather resistant construction and the ability to choose between high and low operating modes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130215/DA60971) The EXP-LED-HL-DFX explosion proof dual function headlight from Larson Electronics provides operators in hazardous locations with a high power source of illumination that can be worn on the head or attached to any hardhat. This heavy duty headlamp features a powerful LED lamp fitted with a Luxeon emitter for high reliability and excellent light output, and dual operating modes that give the operator a choice of either high output for maximum brightness or low output for longer operating times. This convenient LED work light provides 120 lumens of high quality light for 4.5 hours in high mode and 70 lumens of light for 13.5 hours in low mode, letting operators choose functions according to the specific needs of the task at hand. The housing on this unit is constructed of impact resistant engineering resin and has been drop test verified for proven durability, and a CREE® high intensity LED protected by an unbreakable polycarbonate lens provides extreme reliability and performance with up to 50,000 hours of operational lamp life. This head lamp is rubber O-ring sealed and equipped with a rubber domed push button switch to provide protection against the elements and weather resistant operation that can withstand damp or dusty conditions. This explosion proof LED light also provides added versatility through the inclusion of both an elastic strap for wearing the unit directly on the head, and a rubber strap for more secure non-slip attachment to hard hats. Power for this light is provided by 3 AAA alkaline batteries, making it easy to replace batteries as needed. This LED headlamp is approved for use in hazardous locations and features ETL listed intrinsically safe approval and Class 1, Division 1 and 2, Groups A, B, C, D, Class 2, Divisions 1 and 2, Groups E, F, G, and Class 3 ratings. The EXP-LED-HL-DFX explosion proof headlight is ideal for operators in mining, utilities, petrochemical and industrial manufacturing operations and provides an easy to operate source of powerful portable illumination that does not require handling or management other than switching the unit on as needed. "The EXP-LED-HL-DFX explosion proof LED headlight is a simpler alternative to our EXP-LED-HL-X2 full featured headlamp," said Rob Bresnahan with LarsonElectronics.com. "It carries the highest level certifications for US, Canada and other countries worldwide for vapors, dusts and flyings. As always, we carry substantial inventory and can ship most orders for these the same day." Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of explosion proof LED lights, hazardous location lights, intrinsically safe LED lights, portable explosion proof lights and intrinsically safe LED trouble lights. You can view Larson Electronics' entire line of explosion proof lighting by visiting them on the web at Larsonelectronics.com. You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more about all of Larson Electronics' lighting products or call 1-214-616-6180 for international inquires.