It’s become an annual tradition at Elzetta to issue a limited edition of one of their production flashlights and, for 2015, it’s the little Alpha that gets the royal treatment. The Limited Edition Elzetta Alpha boldly stands out from its tactical black brethren with a bright “electric” yellow Cerakote finish and different bezel ring.
Now that 2014 is behind us the advent of the New Year provides an opportunity to reflect upon the year that was. Over the past 12 months I’ve been fortunate to get my grubby paws on a lot of great products from some of the biggest names in the business, as well as a few that aren’t as well known. This includes more than just flashlights, and in fact some of my favorite products have been the accessories and modifications that make my existing flashlights more useful.
Through it all there have been some products that stood out from the rest so I will start with a dozen noteworthy items that were reviewed here during 2014. Some were brand new products, introduced during the past year, while others were simply new to me personally.
Along with the launch of the new Alpha flashlight last month, Elzetta has also introduced their unique Speed Clip accessory which facilitates the attachment of Elzetta Modular Flashlights to a pocket, pouch, or belt. The Speed Clip is designed for tool-free installation and allows bezel-up or bezel-down carry with any of the Elzetta bodies, tailcaps or bezels.
A sample of the Speed Clip, which retails for $15.00, was provided for review by Elzetta Design. Continue reading
As promised at SHOT Show 2014, the new Elzetta Alpha is now available. Powered by a single 123A lithium primary battery, the Alpha is Elzetta’s most compact light to date and is intended for everyday carry and close-quarter usage. Using a Cree XP-G2 emitter, the Alpha is rated to produce a maximum output of 315 lumens distributed across a broad area.
Just like its larger siblings, the two-cell Bravo and three-cell Charlie, the Alpha features a modular design allowing up to 24 different configurations based upon different combinations of switches, bezel rings, and lenses. Prices range from $130 to $179 depending upon configuration with custom engraving available for an additional $10 fee. Continue reading
Elzetta Designs has announced the availability of their new flood style lens for use with their High Output flashlights. Made from solid acrylic, this new lens is designed to produce a very broad and even beam with hardly any center hot spot as found with conventional reflectors and optics. For those keeping score at home this latest addition means there are now 120 possible configurations of the Elzetta modular flashlight! Continue reading
SureFire vs. Elzetta. Charlie vs. Fury. Which is the best for you? Will it be the sleek and smooth P3X from California or maybe the rough and tough Charlie from the Bluegrass State? Both lights have a lot to offer so grab a cold beverage of your choice and get to your seat, the fun is about to begin. Continue reading
Elzetta High Output Flashlights – Overview
Elzetta Designs is making a big splash with the introduction of their new high output head with Automatic Voltage Sensing (AVS) Technology. Available with a plain or crenelated bezel, and with two choices of lenses, the high output head utilizes a Cree XM-L2 LED to pump out 650 lumens when powered by two lithium CR123 batteries and a scorching 900 lumens when used with a 3-cell body. Continue reading