Our protected X-Light protector fits comfortably and unobtrusively into our safetee caps. The special tee structure of the protector allows impact energies to be reduced by up to 87%.
The technology in the safetee golf cap.
100% Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
Reduction of impact energy by up to 87%
skin-friendly, breathable, flexible
The protective function of the X-Light protectors.
01. The structure
Our special tee structure is characterized by its cutouts. Through these, the protector remains flexible and adapts perfectly to any head shape.
02. The impact
In the event of an impact, the elevations of the material are compressed. The speed of the object is slowed down during this process and the impacting forces are reduced. This already leads to an initial reduction of the impact energy.
03. The force distribution
The tee structure is compressed on impact to such an extent that the individual units touch each other and form a closed surface. The impact energy is distributed and absorbed by a larger surface. This causes a significant reduction of the incoming force by up to 87%.
04. The origin posture
After the impact, the structure returns to its original shape. Due to the flexible and high-quality material, the protection is not limited after an impact, so that the protector can continue to be used without hesitation.
The X-Light protector
in the test.
Thanks to the professional test lab of our protector manufacturer, none of our team members had to face a hail of golf balls. Inside the lab, we had the ideal conditions to recreate the scenario with the most accidents on golf courses: The landing approach of a golf ball with an average speed of 73 km/h.
The X-Light Protector is placed on a test head. A steel impactor is positioned above it at a distance of 0.5 meters. This has the shape of a golf ball and weighs 1.98 kilograms. The impactor is then dropped onto the placed X-Light Protector, releasing a nominal impact energy of 9.71 joules, which corresponds to the impact energy of a golf ball at an exact speed of 73.9 km/h. The X-Light Protector is then dropped onto the test head.
The measurements carried out showed a force transmission of 10.39 kilo-Newtons (kN). This force shows how much a golf ball would impact a safetee golf cap when it was hit. For a better classification of the result, a look at the European standard, for occupational safety and health, helps. This specifies a maximum force transmission of max. 15 kN for head protection that complies with the standard.* The X-Light protector absorbs the impact to such an extent that the maximum force transmission is below this specified maximum value.
*Industrial bump caps; German version DIN EN 812:2012.
The lab test
The almost vertical upward curve (white) shows a maximum force impact within a short time. If the golf ball hits the body without any protection, a high punctual force is applied. This acts directly on the head and can lead to extensive damage.
The flat rising curve (orange) reaches its maximum later. Thanks to the protector, the impacting force of the golf ball is already reduced and acts on the body over a longer period of time. The X-Light protector thus protects the head not only by weakening the force itself, but also dissipates it in a more body-friendly manner over a longer period of time.