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Light Monkey Helmet

The Light Monkey Diving Helmet offers increased head protection for diving activities where there is risk of head impact and is often recommended for use with DPV's in overhead environments. The helmet shell is an injection molded high density polyethylene (HDPE) suspended over an adjustable inner suspension cradle, similar to a construction helmet. It features nine ventilation holes on the top and sides to release trapped air and has no foam lining that would make it overly buoyant. The adjustable chin strap is fashioned from soft nylon webbing and has a quick disconnect buckle for easy fastening. The LM Diving Helmet is lightweight and low-profile, durable yet comfortable and available in your choice of licorice black, cherry red, berry blue, or lemon yellow. The LM Diving Helmet is not suitable for other types of sports activities such as climbing, cycling, skiing or personal watercraft. Light Monkey Helmet Inner Cradle

The LM helmet adjustable suspension cradle fits most heads with a circumference from { 20 to 23 in | 52 to 58 cm }. Only one size is available, and it does not fit everybody, so we recommend you actually measure to be sure of fit before you order. Some divers, using the helmet solely as a mounting platform, remove the suspension cradle altogether and use a thick hood for spacing.


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These helmets offer minimal impact protection and act more as a bump cap than a climbing helmet. Many divers free up their hands by using the helmets as a platform to attach backup lights, primary lights and even GoPro® cameras. However, doing so will degrade the head impact protection benefit of the helmet. The manufacturer has affixed a warning label on the helmet specifically recommending against any form of modifications to the helmet if you wish to maintain the integrity of the impact protection.


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Light Monkey is very happy to announce they now have a limited edition pink helmet! A portion of the proceeds of these helmets will be going towards Project Pink Tank of the Rubicon Foundation.

The goal of Project Pink Tank is "to improve our understanding of diver health among breast cancer survivors. The knowledge gained will be used to create a platform for future research and dive medicine consensus conferences."



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Helmets Have Their Place In Diving

For a while, helmets fell out of favor with the diving community because they were perceived as an indicator that the diver lacked confidence in their buoyancy control skills. However, a head impact that would be a minor circumstance above water can have serious consequences when it occurs underwater. Helmets have returned to the sport with the emergence of the popularity of sidemount cave diving, sump diving, as well as high speed diver propulsion vehicles. In many cases, these types of activities make wearing a proper helmet an essential part of an equipment configuration for prudent exploration divers. The typical bicycle helmet is unacceptable for diving as its foam construction makes it positively buoyant. You should use a suspension design that has been adjusted so that your skull does not normally contact the sides of the helmet shell. Best practice for the use of all protection helmets is that they should be retired if they are dented, cracked or damaged and keep in mind that no helmet can offer full protection against impact and possible injury.



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Light Monkey Helmet with Mounts Dive Gear Express offers various solutions to mounting devices to helmets or other surfaces which can be drilled. Each kit includes necessary hardware for securing the mount to your helmet. See the pricelist below for individual photos of each type of bracket. Light Monkey offers bracket kits for mounting their 2 Watt and 3 Watt LED backup lights, and their 12 Watt LED canister light head. We also offer three sizes of generic bulkhead U clip kits for attaching a variety of lights. We have a Bulkhead U Clip Sizing Chart that lists the various lights we sell and the appropriate size bulkhead U clip.


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The Dive Rite Quick Release Mount (QRM) system will change the way you think about carrying your dive lights. Now with ease, divers are able to switch between different lights and/or mounting locations without the need to carry additional mounting systems. With the QRM system, divers even have the option to switch from a hand mounted light to a helmet mounted light, in just a matter of seconds. Better yet, the handmount never has to come off of the diver’s hand when changing the mounting style. Watch Lamar’s video to see how easy this system is to use.

Note there are three versions of the QRM system striker. The DR version is specifically for the Dive Rite canister lights with 2 mounting holes such as the MR11 and LUX style heads, the RX8, RX10, RX17 and the DGX 8700. The BX1 version is lower profile specifically for the Dive Rite BX-1 handheld light. The UNI version is a universal mount that is adaptable to many other devices such as reels and other brands of light heads.

QRM Striker and Receiver for Universal Lights The QRM uses a system of rollers and bands to easily clip a light head into the mount. The system is made up of two rollers, one fixed and one moving, joined together by a pair of heavy duty EPDM o-rings, all on a receiver plate. (The receiver always includes a spare pair of EPDM o-rings.) When the striker on the light is pushed against the front, moving roller or the receiver plate, the EPDM rings allow the front roller to move forward. Placing the striker into the channel of the receiver plate, pressing forward against the front roller and releasing, the EPDM rings will retract, securely holding both sides of the striker under the rollers. To release the light head, simply push forward on the light head. The EPDM rings will stretch, the front roller moves forward, and lift up on the back of the light head. The strikers on the light head will be free from the rollers.

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Pricing for Light Monkey Helmet

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LM Diving Helmet, Black  LM-10.300.011 LM Diving Helmet, Black
In Stock  $75.00
LM Diving Helmet, Red  LM-10.300.012 LM Diving Helmet, Red
On Order  $75.00
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LM Diving Helmet, Blue  LM-10.300.013 LM Diving Helmet, Blue
On Order  $75.00
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LM Diving Helmet, Pink  LM-10.300.015 LM Diving Helmet, Pink
In Stock  $75.00
LM Diving Helmet, Yellow  LM-10.300.014 LM Diving Helmet, Yellow
On Order  $75.00
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Generic Mounting Bracket (Large) w/ Hardware  TTI-1005 Generic Mounting Bracket (Large) w/ Hardware In Stock  $6.95
Generic Mounting Bracket (Med) w/ Hardware  TTI-1003 Generic Mounting Bracket (Med) w/ Hardware In Stock  $6.95
Generic Mounting Bracket (Small) w/ Hardware  TTI-1004 Generic Mounting Bracket (Small) w/ Hardware In Stock  $6.95
LM 2W Mounting Bracket w/ Hardware  LM-10.300.007 LM 2W Mounting Bracket w/ Hardware
In Stock  $20.00
LM 3W Mounting Bracket w/ Hardware  LM-10.300.008 LM 3W Mounting Bracket w/ Hardware
In Stock  $20.00
LM 12W U-Clip Mounting Bracket w/ Hardware  LM-10.300.009 LM 12W U-Clip Mounting Bracket w/ Hardware
In Stock  $20.00
LM Bahamian Light Mounting Bracket w/Hardware  LM-10.300.010 LM Bahamian Light Mounting Bracket w/Hardware
In Stock  $40.00
QRM Receiver Only  DR-LT6131-RC QRM Receiver Only In Stock  $25.00
QRM Receiver EPDM O-ring, replacement (each)  DR-LT6131-ORING QRM Receiver EPDM O-ring, replacement (each) In Stock  $1.75
QRM Striker and Receiver for Universal Lights  DR-LT6130-QRM-UNI QRM Striker and Receiver for Universal Lights In Stock  $59.00
QRM-UNI Striker Only for Universal Lights  DR-LT6132-UNI QRM-UNI Striker Only for Universal Lights In Stock  $39.00
QRM Striker and Receiver for DR Can Lights  DR-LT6130-QRM QRM Striker and Receiver for DR Can Lights In Stock  $45.00
QRM-DR Striker Only for DR Can Lights  DR-LT6132-DR QRM-DR Striker Only for DR Can Lights In Stock  $22.50

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