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Energizer MOLLE Light

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Also known as the Romeo, the Energizer® Hard Case® Tactical® Military Compact Vest Light is PALS compatible and relies on a single cell AA battery to produce 47 Lumens for up to 8 hours. As you can see from the photo below, the light comes with 2 removable filters (Red and Blue) that screw on in front of the lamp. Additionally, the clip will accommodate PALS webbing or similar and features magnets so that it can easily be attached to a steel pole or structural member. These lights are manufactured at Energizer’s plant in St Albans, Vermont. Additionally, Energizer guarantees that your light will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the entire life of the light.

email: hardcasetactical@energizer.com
phone- 877-654-2303
website: www.hardcasetactical.com
buy now: www.EnergizerMilstore.com

The Energizer Mil Store is a new feature set up specifically for individual sales to Mil/LE. Registration is required.

Energizer Helmet Light Now Offered with Red Lens

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Energizer’s popular Hardcase tactical helmet light is now offered with a red lens. I know that sounds odd to some of you old school guys who cut your teeth on red lenses but they played havoc reading the contour lines of maps, so many companies, Energizer included, switched over to a blue green color that was more map friendly. In the interim, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency altered the colors on mapping products just slightly so that they would be red light readable. The rest is history.

Additionally, Energizer has upgraded the MOLLE mount for the helmet light so if you were an early adopter, Energizer wants to give you one of the new mounts. Visit www.energizerlightingproducts.com.

Energizer Compact Vest Light

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Energizer unveiled their new Compact Vest Light to us over the summer but asked us to keep it under wraps until the official launch at AUSA. It’s given us some time to run it through its paces. It fits right in the palm of your hand. The angle head design is great for a broomhandle-style grip with the thumb resting naturally on the top-mounted button which provides momentary activation or positive on/off.

The clip allows you to rotate the light 360 degrees and is PALS compatible. Additionally, the clip contains magnets to facilitate attaching it to other equipment. Energizer also provides Blue and Red filters with the light which screw into place in front of the lamp and on the bottom of the battery cap for storage. Since the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency upgraded almost all mapping products to be red light readable, it seems that few are using the blue filters these days unless they are relying on them to search for blood trails.

The LED lamp generates in excess of 45 lumens and throws light out to 10 meters. You can expect about 8 hours of run time with lithium and 6 hours with alkaline batteries. In addition to a 2 meter drop test compliance, the Compact Vest Light also passes the IPX7 waterproof protocol (immersion to 3 feet/1 m for 30 minutes).

Check out the Compact Vest Light at AUSA with availability for sale around SHOT Show. Energizer Hard Case Tactical

Energizer Year End Kit

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The folks at Energizer have been hard at work putting a special kit together to support year end purchases. The kit includes the Swivel Head Light, AA Helmet Light, Berry Compliant Carrying Pouch, and 6 Energizer AA Batteries as well as the MOLLE, Cap, Helmet, and Picatinny rail Mounts. You can also receive a head strap when you register your lights.

Energizer Year End Kit

You can’t just get this kit anywhere. Energizer has restricted it to those companies that have been actively marketing the Energizer line of Hard Case Tactical lights.

Use these part numbers:
HCT2GHLKL.B1 (Helmet with Blue secondary LED)
HCT2GHLKL.R1 (Helmet with Red secondary LED)

Energizer Hard Case Tactical

Energizer Lights for LE

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Energizer has taken their technologies developed for military use and adapted them for the Law Enforcement market. The most obvious change is the color choice of Black rather than Coyote to accommodate SWAT in particular. But that’s not the only change. They’ve also added a handle held single cell light to the line. Although we’ve covered these lights before, we have so many new readers that we thought it would be a good idea to reacquaint you with them.

Energizer Second Generation 2 AA Light

The head rotates a full 180° head allowing light to be directed where needed and offers six light modes:
-Bright white, high-intensity LED (70 lumens on high)
-Red LED for light-discipline and combat conditions
-Blue LED for light-discipline and medical applications
-Green LED for light-discipline and map-reading
-Infrared (IR) light for use with night-vision devices
-IR strobe for Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) capability
The Energizer Smart Switch Technology controls intensity of all visible light sources, providing a “quick-extinguish” feature. Both IR and Lockout modes prevent other light sources from operating. The light runs on two AA batteries, but is fully functional with one AA battery when necessary. Additionally, Energizer offers an ingenious feature that the batteries are always inserted tips-in, eliminating the need for polarity indicators. This is fantastic in the dark.

Energizer Helmet Light

The helmet light weighs in at 3.5 ounces and features four light modes: High-intensity White LED (45 lumens), Red LED for low-light conditions, Infrared (IR) light for use with night-vision devices, and IR strobe flashes for Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) capability. Once again, the Smart Switch Technology controls intensity of all visible light sources and provides “quick-extinguish” feature. Additionally, the IR and Lockout modes prevent other light sources from operating. The helmet light is rotatable in 18-degree increments and locked into place and mounts to either side of helmet with standard screwdriver. It detaches from the helmet mount for use with other accessories such as a MOLLE vest or Picatinny rail.

In addition to the 2 AA handheld and helmet lights, Energizer has also introduced a 1 AA light. It features a constant-on control with the push of a button as well as a dim up/dim down feature. It is waterproof with a machined, aircraft-grade aluminum alloy body, shatterproof lens, and white LED.

Energizer 1 AA light

Note: The lights are not scaled in relation to one another.

Energizer to Launch New Lights at SHOT Show

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Last Fall we published a review of the Energizer Hard Case Tactical Light. We also posted a teaser on the new helmet light. They are being officially released at the upcoming SHOT show so we thought it would be a good time to jog everyone’s memory.

At AUSA we were able to sit down and take a look at Energizer’s new Helmet Light and as well as the Hard Case Tactical Light. Energizer is integrating state of the art technology in their line. They are using Cree lamps and Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lenses to focus the most light possible.

Energizer Hard Case Tactical 2AA Second Generation Handheld Light
Energizer Hard Case Tactical Lights
As you can see, Energizer took the lessons learned from the first generation light and applied them to the new light. The first generation light is on the left and the new second generation light is on the right.

The Second Generation Light features six light modes with high and low settings:
-Bright white, high-intensity LED (70 lumens on high)
-Red LED for light-discipline and combat conditions
-Blue LED for light-discipline and medical applications
-Green LED for light-discipline and map-reading
-Infrared (IR) light for use with night-vision devices (880 nanometer rating)
–IR strobe for Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) capability (Blink rate is two per second)

Additionally, Energizer has integrated two power features that greatly increase the utility of the light. The batteries are always inserted tip first, eliminating the need for polarity indicators and while the light runs on two AA batteries, it is fully functional with one AA battery. The other battery can be reversed inside the battery chamber as a spare.

Energizer Hard Case Tactical Helmet Light
Energizer® Hard Case® Tactical™ Helmet Light

The Helmet Light offers four light modes:
-High-intensity White LED (35 lumens)
-Blue LED for light-discipline and medical applications
-Infrared (IR) light for use with night-vision devices (880 nanometer rating)
–IR strobe flashes for Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) capability (Blink rate is two per second)

Energizer’s Smart Switch Technology controls intensity of all visible light sources, providing a “quick-extinguish” feature. The IR and Lockout modes prevent other light sources from operating in order to prevent “Light NDs”.

Energizer® Hard Case® Tactical™ Helmet Light
The light mounts to either side of helmet with a standard screwdriver and can be rotated in 18-degree increments and locked into place. It can also be removed from its mount and attached to MOLLE equipment.

Energizer® Hard Case® Tactical™ Helmet Light mounted on helmet
The light mounts flush with the bottom lip of the helmet preventing the light from accidentally breaking.

Finally, Energizer is launching three new outdoor/hunting lights. The Night Strike line has its roots in the existing Tactical lineup.
Energizer Night Strike LED Handheld Flashlight
Energizer Night Strike LED Handheld Flashlight

Energizer Night Strike Multifunction Compact LED Light
Energizer Night Strike Multifunction Compact LED Light

Energizer Night Strike Handheld Swivel LED Flashlight
Energizer Night Strike Handheld Swivel LED Flashlight

While we will publish more information soon one important feature that sets the Night Strike line apart from the Tactical line is that the IR features have been replaced with UV. This could prove very handy with LE and EMS professionals as well as hunters. Be sure to visit Energizer at the SHOT Show, Booth #601, West building, second level. Images of the new Night Strike line courtesy of Energizer.

Energizer Unveils Helmet Light

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

How serendipitous. Just as we publish our review of the Hard Case Tactical light Energizer releases two new lights. This is just a peek. We will have more details after our visit to Modern Day Marine.

Energizer Helmet Light

We took a look at this new light today and we are very excited. There will be a much more in depth article very soon but here are a few facts to whet your appetite.

Four light modes:
– High-intensity White LED (35 lumens)
– Dedicated on/off switch
– High/Medium/Low settings
– Blue LED for light-discipline and medical applications
– Dedicated on/off switch
– High/Medium/Low settings
– Infrared (IR) light for use with night-vision devices
– 880 nanometer rating
– IR strobe flashes for Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) capability
– Blink rate is two per second

Helmet mount does not protrude below rim of helmet; allowing helmet to lay flat when not being worn

Energizer Hard Case Tactical Light

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Energizer Hard Case Tactical Light
Its been almost two months since I attended the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. One of the many companies I met with was Energizer. And so I am sure the first thing out of your mouth is, “Energizer?”. And well, quite frankly, my answer is, “of course”. Not only have they been in the battery business for over a century, they have been making flashlights as well. They sent me a Hard Case Tactical light right after the show and I have been using it in a variety of environments. Initially, I was a bit concerned over the light’s size. However, my assessment is that it is beefy but not heavy and in my opinion the perfect replacement for the old GI Anglehead Flashlight (MX-993/U).
Energizer Hard Case Tactical LightUS GI Anglehead Flashlight
Sure, they resemble each other; somewhat. They both have an angle head, the capacity for color filtered light, and both have a clip to attach the light to equipment but that is pretty much where the similarities end. In fact, you can’t even truly say that the Hard Case Tactical has an angled head since it swivels a good 125 degrees up and down. This comes in handy since the base of the light is flat and you can swivel the head down to illuminate a work space (or card game).

Energizer Hard Case Tactical LightEnergizer Hard Case Tactical Light

Whereas, the old Anglehead light used two D-cells, the new Hard Case Tactical uses two AA batteries and throws more light. The Hard Case utilizes four LEDs; the main white light lamp, a red LED, blue LED and IR (strobe) LED.

Hard Case Battery Compartment

Due to the use of AA batteries and LED lamps the light only weighs 8 ounces and that’s with the batteries.

Hard Case IR Light Control

I only have one real complaint with the light and that would be the switches. You have to rotate the base to control the IR light. Now rotating the base for the IR light isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it mitigates NDs for the IR light which can be at the best of times embarrassing and the worst of times deadly if a foe is equipped with NODs. My other gripe is that the main switch is on the bottom, but does at least feature a momentary switch. Unfortunately, due to its location, it isn’t exactly handy if you need momentary control of the light. I really like the momentary switches for the blue and red ancillary lights located right at your trigger finger. Additionally, they are all silent switches, designed to last the lifetime of the light.

Hard Case MOLLE Clip
The light is molded in Black and OD ABS plastic with rubberized panels to protect the light and ensure a positive grip in wet conditions. The MOLLE clip and side panels are manufactured from Black-coated stainless steel. The MOLLE clip will attach to most anything but was designed dimensionally for use with PALS webbing.

Overall, it’s a great light.