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First-Light GLIDR – An Advanced Illumination System for Aviators

Coming this November, the First-Light GLIDR was developed under an AFWERX SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) contract to create the ultimate aircrew light.

This PALS compatible light can also be mounted to clothing and helmets thanks to the 360-Degree, rotating steel clip.

There’s even a headlamp band.

It’s compact (60 x 53mm or 2.37 x 2.09 in) and lightweight (2.7oz with battery, 2.2oz without battery) and is powered by a single AA battery.

It offers White Light, NVIS (Mil Spec 3009) and IR (880nm).

Light Specs:

High White: 100 Lumens
Medium White: 40 Lumens
Low White: 10 Lumens

White Constant-On:
High: 5 Hours
Medium: 18 hours
Low: 30 Hours

White Beacon:
50 Hours

NVIS (Mil Spec 3009):
High: 5 Hours
Medium: 20 hours
Low: 40 Hours

Infrared Constant-On:
High: 10 Hours
Medium: 25 hours
Low: 40 Hours

Infrared Beacon: 60 Hours

Infrared and White-Light Beacon Flash Rate: 60/minute

Light Dispersion
White: Foucused Beam
NVIS: Flood Beam
Infrared: Omnidirectional

Waterproof 1 meter for 30 minutes (MIL-STD-810H / IPX7)

Offered in Midnight Black and Dark Gray.

3 Responses to “First-Light GLIDR – An Advanced Illumination System for Aviators”

  1. Seamus Bradley says:

    Looks amazing. Any chance you guys will make a version with Blue or Green light so us Medical folks can use this for trauma casualties.

  2. Jackson says:

    Looks a lot like a sidewinder II from streamlight. The streamlight does blue, red, IR, and plain white as well.

    • Uribe Gutierrez says:

      This looks much bigger than the sidewinder compact, or the person’s head in video is really small.