Designed to meet the needs of military professionals, Princeton Tec’s Fred Tactical MPLS provides excellent night vision and superb area lighting.
The Fred Tactical MPLS (Modular Personal Lighting System) features a red UltraBright LED to preserve night vision and three white UltraBright LEDs to provide superb area lighting. The Fred MPLS can emit two types of light beams to best serve your lighting needs in a given situation. Focused wide beams simulate normal daylight conditions at close range and allow you to take advantage of your peripheral vision, while focused narrow beams create a long-throw spotlight ideal for night hiking and search and rescue operations. The Fred’s Level 1 waterproof, IPX4 compliant polymer body resists damage caused by splashing and quick dunkings. Though designed to function primarily as a headlamp, the Fred Tactical MPLS allows for versatile mounting options on helmets and MOLLE-compatible vests. The NVG Adapter Plate can quickly and securely attach the MPLS to a standard or an OPS-core VAS shroud mount on your helmet, while the butterfly bracket can mount the MPLS on a MOLLE vest or a gear strap on your bag. With its versatile UltraBright LEDs, waterproof body, and compatibility with helmets and MOLLE gear, Princeton Tec’s Fred Tactical MPLS is ideal for military operations.
- Red UltraBright LED preserves night vision, while three white UltraBright LEDs provide superb area lighting
- Red UltraBright LED always turns on first in order to prevent accidental blinding
- MPLS can emit two types of light beams:
- Focused wide beams simulate normal daylight conditions at close range and allow you to take advantage of your peripheral vision
- Focused narrow beams create a long-throw spotlight ideal for night hiking and search and rescue operations
- Level 1 waterproof polymer body provides effective resistance against splashing and quick dunkings (IPX4 compliant)
- NVG adapter plate (included) allows you to quickly attach the MPLS to and detach it from the NVG mount on a standard or an OPS-Core VAS shroud mount
- Butterfly bracket (included) allows you to attach the MPLS to a MOLLE vest, a gear strap on a bag, or the included headstrap for hands-free operation
4 UltraBright LEDs
The highest quality LED available, the UltraBright LED is bright and efficient. The smooth, white, wide-beam light emitted by UltraBright LEDs is ideal for close to mid-range tasks. UltraBright LEDs are usually grouped together to offer a more powerful light source. Advances currently underway will continue to improve the efficiency and brightness of UltraBright LEDs.
This beam pattern combines focused narrow and focused wide beams to allow for the most versatility. At close range, the focused wide beams simulate normal daylight conditions so you can take advantage of your peripheral vision. The wide beams are an excellent choice for multipurpose activities. The focused narrow beams create a long-throw spotlight ideal for night hiking and search and rescue.
Waterproof - Level 1
Level 1 is assigned to lights that offer a degree of water protection equivalent to IPX4 in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. Lights rated at Level 1 are designed for water resistance to splashing and quick dunkings. If a light with a Level 1 rating is accidentally submerged for a longer period of time, the batteries should be removed and the cabinets should be carefully inspected for signs of battery leakage. If water has entered the housing, the light should be dried and batteries replaced.
NVG Adapter Plate for Helmets (Included)
Quickly attach your Fred Tactical MPLS to and detach it from the NVG mount on your helmet using the NVG Adapter Plate. The Fred Tactical MPLS set is designed to quickly attach into a standard shroud mount as well as an OPS-Core VAS shroud mount. The bracket is designed to be very secure, yet provide easy functionality so that you can quickly add or remove the MPLS light from the helmet mount. Weighing only 103 grams, the Fred Tactical MPLS is a powerful, clean, and changeable light source that isn’t bulky and doesn’t cause any discomfort.
Butterfly Bracket For MOLLE And Headstrap (Included)
The butterfly bracket allows you to mount the Fred Tactical MPLS on your MOLLE gear. Having a powerful light on the MOLLE vest is advantageous when your helmet is already bogged down with other necessary accessories. When attached to the webbing on your MOLLE vest, the Fred MPLS is in the perfect position to illuminate maps, close paths, and everything else in front of you without having to swap out your helmet accessories. This mounting option also allows you to attach the MPLS to gear straps on various bags, or the included headstrap for hands-free operation when you’re not wearing a helmet.
POWER: 45 Lumens
3 White UltraBright LEDs
1 Red UltraBright LED
BURN TIME: 180 Hours
BATTERIES: 3 AAA Alkaline
WATERPROOF: Resistance to splashing and quick dunkings
WEIGHT: 78g with batteries
- Burn Time: 74 Hours
- Total Burn Time: 74 Hours
- Throw Distance: 38m
- Beam Pattern: Wide beam
- Burn Time: 145 Hours
- Total Burn Time: 145 Hours
- Throw Distance: 20m
- Beam Pattern: Wide beam
- Burn Time: 100 Hours
- Total Burn Time: 100 Hours
- Throw Distance: 10m
- Beam Pattern: Medium beam
- Burn Time: 180 Hours
- Total Burn Time: 180 Hours
- Throw Distance: 4m
- Beam Pattern: Medium beam
Since 1975, Princeton Tec has developed products for the outdoor sports enthusiast. Princeton Tec’s 37 year journey has pushed the limits of self-discovery and provided light for those who have explored all ends of the Earth. The spirit of adventure and history of meeting challenges continues to drive the growth and development of Princeton Tec and its products.