“Football and other contact sports are being heavily scrutinized today – by worried parents, players at all levels, and anxious league executives – over player safety and concussion concerns,” said Nick Esayian, CEO of LIGHT Helmets. “By significantly cutting helmet weight while exceeding professional league safety standards, LIGHT Helmets is able to provide key performance and safety advantages to football players of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to build the safest football helmet available on the market while allowing the athlete on the field to perform better by carrying significantly less weight. We are excited to be based out of a vibrant business community like Carlsbad that is the home to so many other reputed sports related companies…”
“We know that traditional helmets continue to get heavier and heavier as they are designed to pass the tests,” said Dr. Tal David, Former Head Physician of the San Diego Chargers and Light Helmet’s Advisory Board Member. “But, we also see the number of concussions has not significantly declined.”
LIGHT Helmet’s vision is to revolutionize football helmet technology by focusing on the use of materials the aviation, military, and auto racing industries have pioneered. These innovations amount to a significant reduction in helmet weight, up to 60 percent compared to some competitive helmets. While the majority of football helmets used today weigh between four-to-six pounds, LIGHT Helmets’ football helmet will weigh just over two-and-a-half pounds depending on how they are configured. Light weight is a factor in safety and performance on field.
“The more weight you put into impact, the more kinetic energy is generated and the more potentially dangerous those impacts become,” said Justin Bert, COO at LIGHT Helmets. “Our focus on reduced weight will not only improve player performance, but also reduce fatigue and injury. Football deserves this helmet and in the coming months we will be transitioning this same technology to other contact sport helmets.”
LIGHT Helmets has a diverse advisory board – including Dr. Shawn Evans, Chief of Staff from Scripps and Dr. Tal David, former head physician of the Chargers. LIGHT Helmets is fully engaged with the NFL and other safety entities.
After an initial focus on lightweight football helmets, LIGHT Helmets will expand in the hockey, lacrosse and baseball markets. LIGHT Helmets also has plans to revolutionize helmets for a wide range of professional industries.
LIGHT Helmets’ first helmet, the LS1, will be released in the spring of 2019. More information can be found at https://lighthelmets.com.
ABOUT LIGHT HELMETS
LIGHT Helmets (formerly SG Helmets) produces lighter, safer, more performance-oriented helmets for football and other contact sports and is currently the fifth largest football helmet producer in the country. Our mission is to better protect the players and their games through lighter and safer helmets that use the best materials and technology available. LIGHT Helmets empowers players at all levels to maximize their potential and enjoyment of the game by equipping them with the most innovative helmets available on the market. Visit https://lighthelmets.com for more information.
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