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