Almost anyone who spends significant time outdoors or served in the military within the last decade is keen on the various LED headlamps out on the market. Inexpensive and versatile, they quickly become indispensable tools for the camper or warfighter at night. Unfortunately, they do have the limits in their utility, where carrying objects or getting on a gun greatly reduces their lighted area.
Various companies have recognized this including Surefire, who prominently offers their WristLight series of lights designed for utility and tactical scenarios. But, these lights sometimes difficult to use and expensive – the least expensive 2211X clocking in at $169 retail. Rechargeable models are $229 and adding a watch brings it to a whopping $649.
Seeing opportunity and putting two of the most common pieces of utility/tactical gear together is high school senior Cade Cassidy with the Tactical Lites series of gloves . The Tactical Lites are now available through KickStarter. In short, the patent-pending pocket uses a pocked on the back of the hand to store a LED emitter capable of both white and red LED light. The light is rechargeable, strobe-capable, IP44 weatherproof, and secured with hook and loop.
Still, the gloves got some love too:
Engineered to be more than a glove with lights. TACTICAL LITES gloves received as much attention as did the LED lights. Each pair are constructed of the finest materials and designed to meet the needs of an array of uses. Each are touchscreen enabled with a Velcro pocket then further; form fitting, reinforced where needed, padded, offer a secure grip, zero bunching and are breathable.