United Mining Equipment, co-developer of the UME PittLite expects to launch sales for the newly MSHA-approved cap lamp in January 2010. Since the first appearance of its prototype in June 2005 at Longwall USA in Pittsburgh, the cap lamp has prompted growing interest from coal mines looking for a longer lasting, light weight lamp. As a manufacturer and supplier to the coal mining industry for 15 years, United Mining Equipment developed the 16-hour LED, Li-Ion Battery powered cap lamp to meet the growing needs of the mining industry. Also available will be portable AC/DC chargers, along with charging racks in varying sizes to power up to 102 lamps. Together with New Wisdom Investment, United Mining Equipment said it has combined the best technology available to produce a low cost, reliable alternative for the American coal mining industry. www.unitedminingequipment.com