The mining helmet is a piece of headwear in Fallout 4.


It provides a Damage Resistance of 3 and has a value of 51. The design is a hard hat with a flashlight on the front. There are a variety of color combinations that can be found including:

  • Blue with a lime interior
  • Gray with a yellow interior
  • Black with a white interior
  • Pink with a green interior
  • Red with a gray interior
  • Green with a beige interior
  • Yellow with a green interior
  • White with a yellow interior

When equipped, the mining helmet's headlamp can be activated by pressing and holding the Pip-Boy button. This can also be replaced with different colors at an armor workbench including: Normal, Blue, Bright, Purple, Tactical Red, and one that displays a Vault Boy.



  • If equipped by a companion or settlers, they will automatically turn it on any time it becomes dark unless sneaking.
  • If a suit of power armor lacks a helmet, the mining helmet may be equipped and used as an external light source.
  • If equipped, helmet's flashlight will replace the Pip-Boy light when activated.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 4Icon ps4 Xbox OneIcon xboxone A glitch may occur where the mining headlamp will be moved to the ground below the wearer's feet, and the light will shine from there. To fix this, simply quit out of the game or reload a save before the mining helmet was equipped. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 4Icon ps4 Xbox OneIcon xboxone Unlike the power armor helmet mod, no Vault Boy figure appears when using the Vault Boy headlamp mod. [verified]
    • This may be fixed by saving and reloading.


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