CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 19, 2019) – Orders of LIGHT Helmets LS1 Composite Varsity football helmet are now shipping to consumers after the company has officially received its National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) certification. NOCSAE develops performance standards for protective equipment used in a variety of sports.

LIGHT Helmets have redefined how a football helmet should look, feel and act, and the NOCSAE certification comes on the heels of a Five Star rating from the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab.

“All the helmet companies have to pass the tests to be worn on the field, and with our NOCSAE certification we are ready to put our LIGHT Helmets onto the heads of football players at all levels,” Nick Esayian, LIGHT Helmets CEO, said. “The tests only tell part of the story. LIGHT Helmets make helmets to perform on the field and not simply pass a test that uses a metal neck with a plastic head. We don’t make a special, expensive model to perform well on expensive tests that most players and teams can’t afford to use. We use advanced composites, Chromoly, auxetic foam, and other cutting-edge materials to make a better helmet at a price point that is similar to the old-style construction. We strive to be the best helmet on the field for the athlete. We pass these tests because we have to, but there is so much more to the LIGHT LS family of helmets.”

All models of LIGHT Helmets, from the LS1 Composite Varsity helmet to the LS1 Youth Composite and LS1 Youth Polycarbonate helmets, utilize technology developed in the military and in motorsports. In addition to Armor Foam, all models incorporate the only commercially available auxetic foam on the market as a component of the liner, exclusively from military manufacturer Auxadyne (winner of the NFL’s Head Health Tech Challenge VI), and come standard with SportsStar chin straps.

The helmets are now available to order from www.LightHelmets.com. Each model is available in a variety of colors and includes options for face masks, chin straps, custom fitting and hardware color.

About Light Helmets

LIGHT 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://www.lighthelmets.com for more information.