Made in the USA, the patented Helmet Lighting System (HLS) increases the visibility of America’s motorcycle police officers and Highway Patrol. Wireless brake lights on the rear of the officer’s helmet activate when the officer’s vehicle is slowing or when the brakes are applied. High intensity LED emergency lights are activated when the officer engages the vehicle’s emergency lights. The HLS can be used on non-traditional vehicles such as; a snowmobile, an equestrian mount or a bicycle. The HLS provides similar safety protection as a car’s 3rd brake light.
The vehicle mounted Helmet Lighting System Base is powered using the vehicle’s internal power, or using a small alkaline battery if riding a non-traditional vehicle.
The HLS Helmet unit has been incorporated into the police officer’s helmet during the helmet’s construction. Providing an aerodynamic shape with no external hardware that can be grabbed by an attacker and used as leverage against the officer. The Helmet Lighting System strictly conforms to the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
The HLS Base performs the following functions:
1) The HLS Base transmits acceleration and deceleration information from the accelerometer to the HLS Helmet. This causes the Helmet’s Brake Light to engage one of three intensity levels. A low intensity red light for general slowing, a bright red light for medium deceleration such as down shifting, and a maximum intensity red light for when the vehicles physical brakes are fully engaged.
2) The HLS Base transmits the activation of the HLS Helmet Emergency Lights (Wig-wag) flashing pattern when the vehicle’s emergency lights are activated. The civilian use version of the helmet does not incorporate the emergency (Wig-wag) lights.
3) Receives violent impact information from the HLS Helmet then activates the officer’s cell phone with pre-programmed script summoning help.
The rechargeable HLS Helmet has several functions:
1) It receives instructions from the HLS Base.
2) It produces the three intensities of the brake light.
3) It produces the emergency light (Wig-wag) blinking pattern.
4) It contains an encrypted high definition camera/recorder positioned forward. This feature costs less and is more accurate to what the officer is viewing then the body camera. The HLS Helmet Camera is activated with the vehicle’s emergency lights.
5) It contains an impact sensor to register violent impact. Communicating to the HLS Base to activate emergency lights and signal the officer’s pre-programmed cell phone to summon assistance and alert emergency services such as Life Flight.
The Helmet Lighting System communicates using Bluetooth to ensure a unique pairing. The HLS Helmet emergency lights will remain activated until the HLS Base deactivates them. When the tactical situation forces the officer to move away from protection of the vehicle’s emergency lights the HLS Helmet emergency lights will remain flashing. This feature ensures the officer’s heightened safety when away from the vehicle’s protective emergency lights. The officer easily deactivates the HLS Helmet emergency lights by pressing the helmet’s “sleep” button. The “sleep” option is used depending upon the tactical situation presented to the officer.