All tactical lights exist to provide the proper amount of effective illumination in low-light condition to search, identify threats, engage targets, and mark positions. These lights are also critical to support various types of work, such as navigation, vehicle or structure search, medical tasks, maintenance, and other general low-light activities.
That said, all tactical lights are not created equal. ADS and Soldier Systems collaborated to put together a comprehensive look into the types of tactical lighting applications available and which attributes to consider in choosing the right one for you.
Tactical lighting is available in several different packages including handheld, head or helmet mounted, and weapon mounted. There are also modular light packages engineered for crossover use on helmets or MOLLE vests as well as weapon mounted configurations. Light performance will differ based on these various package options.
From lamp and bulb type, to battery efficiency, lenses, and reflectivity, engineers are continuously improving the various components and attributes of tactical lighting. When selecting a light, it is best to define your requirements up front. First, consider application and the associated type of lights available, then focus on the attributes that differentiate the models in that segment.
Look for the quick reference icons below in the ADS Tactical Equipment Catalog v10 when evaluating your Tactical Lighting Requirements.
Tactical Lighting: Selecting the Most Effective Illumination for Your Mission was co-authored with Eric Graves, SoldierSystems.net
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