HELLA Mining has developed the ZEROGLARE optical system to bring the safety and comfort of highway driving to mining operations! The ZEROGLARE optical system ensures no light from oncoming traffic will be directed into the eyes of oncoming drivers eliminating the occurrence of discomfort or disability glare. The innovative optical system has a sharp horizontal cut-off to control the light onto the ground in front of the vehicle and not into oncoming operators field of vision. HELLA Mining utilised the HELLA Automotive LED optical developments for high end LED headlights for luxury cars and developed an extremely robust work light which offers all the benefits of highway driving.
Most work light manufacturers active in the Mining Industry do not have the capability to design and develop in house optics, optical systems typically used are ‘off the shelf’ components from household down lights or outdoor flood lights. This means as light outputs increase, so does the issue of glare where lots of the light going into the oncoming operators eyes. This was such an issue that a lot of mine sites that had tested LED work lights reverted back to the original lighting systems, despite the many benefits of LED technology. At HELLA Mining we consulted with the mining industry and invested into the research and development of an optical system that would put the light only where it was needed. The end result is ZEROGLARE where operators get increased visibility and increased safety without blinding oncoming operators on-site for both surface and underground operations.