The BATLite ® tactical shelter lighting system is manufactured, marketed and sold by Techshot Lighting LLC (TSL) in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. TSL began operations in 2010 and sold its first lights that year to the U.S. Marine Corps, which employed their lights in the US Experimental Forward Operating Base (ExFOB) in Afghanistan.
The purpose of the ExFOB was to demonstrate how using energy efficient equipment like their LED lights could reduce fuel consumption in portable power generators, thereby saving energy costs and potentially saving the lives of soldiers driving tanker trucks to FOBs, since these drivers were frequent victims of IEDs.
Then in 2012, the U.S. Army purchased TSL lights for testing by the Force Provider group, which soon recognized the benefit of installing the lights in the tent and leaving them there permanently — a distinct advantage to rapidly deploying temporary shelters.
In 2015, the ultimate endorsement from the U.S. military came when the BATLite system was selected as Force Provider’s Chosen Expeditionary Light. Significant purchase orders followed thereafter for nearly 50,000 lights as part of 10- and 14-light kits.
TSL’s BATLite product is patented (USPTO #8491155B1), and the U.S. military’s National Stock Numbers have been issued for all their products. This has enabled TSL to market and sell its lights to all branches of the U.S. military, the National Guard and other expeditionary forces, as well as emergency management organizations and emergency responders.
Made in the USA, the BATLite tactical lighting system provides full operational flexibility, allowing for many lighting configurations based on tent type or setup and light intensity needs.
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