Model #: MPLS Charge
Princeton Tec MPLS Charge
We have been fans of Princeton Tec’s MPLS line of LED helmet lights for a long time. We reviewed their MPLS Switch Light a few months ago and were very excited to get our hands on their new Charge LED Light.
The Charge is a 3 LED Helmet light that is 55 Lumens and can run up to 46 hours on the lowest setting (Ultrabright low). The light has two colors, Red and White and two settings (low and high).
The light was designed to work with Ops Core’s ARC Rails, but when you buy the Charge, you also get a Helmet Rail Mount, and a MOLLE/PALS Mount. If you want to mount it to a headstrap, this mount is available separately. Here is a picture of the accessories that are available for the Charge. You also have several different LED color options, including IR.
To install the light on your ARC rail, you simply slide the Charge’s Dovetail into the opening of the rail and there is a spring-loaded ball bearing that will click it into place. To remove it from the rail, you will need to loosen the set screw. (For the production models, your set screw is going to be slotted). The light can be mounted to the left or right ARC rail, but Princeton Tec recommends mounting it on the left-hand side to keep it as low-profile as possible.
Like the Switch (and the single LED MPLS Point), the Charge has a plyable boom that the 3 LEDS are attached too. When in red LED mode, you get enough light to read maps, documents, or navigate without losing your night vision or giving away a location.
The 3 LEDs that make up the Charge will provide you with enough light to accomplish the task at hand.
The MPLS Charge retails for $99.00 and can be found at your local or on-line Princeton-Tec retailers.