First Ever Tri-Rail Lamp

There is a KickStater project for a picatinny tri-railed lamp.

I think the price of $229 is reasonable. I like the design and the ability to mod the lamp. A few LED flashlights mounted on the side pointing upwards would look really cool.

What I do find a little disappointing is that the rails are not powered. If the rails had power and data lines, a DC powersupply could be added and devices attached to the rail could communicate with each other.

Whilst not exactly burnt, I have had a less than perfect Kickstarter experienced and vowed that in the future I would not to pay for something that has not yet been made. If I am going to take a risk investing, I want to see profit for my risk).

[ Many thanks to everyone who emailed us about this. ]

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • MrMaigo

    Think you got the price wrong, says they want $560 for it

    • Avery

      Yeah, but it’s $229 as a pre-order discount. Still too high.

  • Vhyrus

    “Lamps should not cost as much as quality handguns.”
    -The Most Interesting Man in the World

  • That Cracker

    looks nifty (if extremely pricey for my tastes, but the costs make sense given how it would be made) however what is the purpose of a tactical lamp? are you going to carry it into battle? no. are you going to beat people in the streets with your attack lamp? I can think of MUCH cheaper lamps that would do MUCH better, so no. are you going to mount your M68 CCO, bipod, a couple of foregrips, and an iphone to your lamp? I guess this is the only lamp that could do THAT out of the box… but WHY?

    • noob

      wait! wait! we’re overlooking the coolest part of this: these guys have made the world’s first picitinny rail mounted lampshade!

      you can detatch the lampshade from two lamps and stick them on your AR’s quad rail to make the world’s biggest, most adjustable flash hider!

      four poseable perforated metal sheets will definitely diffuse and screen even the biggest sbr muzzle blast, amiright?

  • Clay

    MrMaigo, according to their page the price is lower during the kickstarter project, once it’s in production it will cost $560.

    I’m seeing this lamp as mainly aesthetic, it’s very cool, but it’s pretty obvious that it’s main use is to look really cool. Sure you could go buy a lamp from Target or IKEA, but would those really look better on your desk or in your man cave? That’s probably just the designer in me talking as I plan on getting one.

    As far as the cost, it’s more expensive than a regular lamp, yeah, but in the high design world it’s actually not bad. Especially after seeing Phillipe Stark’s multi-thousand dollar gold M16 and AK lamps.

  • gunslinger

    this is a money waster. looks cool, but i’m betting i could get something just as “nice” for under 100 bucks.

    much like designer handbags. sure my wife can get a coach or pradda or LV bag for hundreds of dollars, but she can also get a bag at marshalls for $40. and they both do the same thing.

    • Griffin

      If fashion isn’t your goal, just functionality, you can purchase a table lamp on Amazon for $5.

      Pointing out that luxury goods are expensive is sort of silly.

  • Mark

    Wilcox was designing a DC powered rail like you were hoping for, but i haven’t heard much about out in a few years.

  • CUrob

    Can anyone say PORTAL 2… this looks just like it was one of the droids from the game!

  • RagDragger

    On the other hand, if they made a tri-rail handguard for AR’s, that may generate more interest. No need to use offsets for backup sights or flashlights. It has potential. Or does such a thing already exist?

  • Jess

    I think that this is a really BAD idea. The only people that will buy it are black rifle gun people. To spend that much time and energy on a “lamp” and then call it Andromeda is just pie in the sky day dreaming. Put your energy into something useful and not as big a waste of money as this.

    • Griffin

      I highly doubt only black rifle fanatics would purchase this if it is marketed correctly.

      “Military Chic” is a very popular fashion for high end clothing accessories, and has been for the last decade.

      U-boat watches, for example, sell very well though they start at above $2k.

      It’s high style industrial/military look, extreme customization (hence versatility), and relatively low price point compared to other high style lamps could very well make this a winning product.

      In fact, it’s already creating significant buzz in the high fashion upscale accessory world. It was featured on this morning.

  • West

    At first I thought this was supposed to be a camp lamp. Screw that.
    It might look pretty cool as a desk or reading light.
    Still too expensive.

  • Tony

    Even a mall ninja would find this contraption useless.

  • HK93

    Perfect for the airsoft crowd while they work in their basements on more Halo style weaponry. Edgy.

  • AnointedSword

    Good job, guys! I love when people go for it! Keep up the good work.

  • Numan

    This is way too nerdy… “Oh, look, I have rifle-desk-lamp” :forever alone face:

  • Jeff

    I like the tri-rail idea for an actual handguard. With rails at 10:00, 2:00, and 6:00, you’d have good off-set positions for lights and sights and a vertical position for forward grips. Forget the lamp–make it for a gun.

  • First of all, congratulations guys on a job well done. This project really appears to have turned out with a high degree of fit and finish. That’s impressive. I think the price is reasonable as well… Can anyone say “man cave”? 🙂 Unfortunately, I don’t have a “study” as suitable living space for it at writing…