Elzetta Modular Flashlight Naming Convention

by David Barnett, P.E.

With Elzetta Modular Flashlights available in more than 144 unique configurations, clients often ask about specific model numbers and how the Elzetta naming convention works.  Fortunately, it is very simple; literally as easy as A, B, C, 1, 2, 3.

All Elzetta Modular Flashlights use a basic four-digit alphanumeric identification system to denote the modular components used in the construction of a particular model.  The first digit indicates which of the three basic series the light belongs to, based on the number of batteries used.  Alpha Models operate on a single CR123A battery, while Bravo Models use two, and Charlie Models three.  Military veterans will recognize these names as the phonetic words representing the letters A, B, and C.  The first digit of a Modular Flashlights part number is simply the letter corresponding to its series; A, B, or C.

The remaining three digits are numerical and specify the Modular Flashlight’s Bezel or Bezel Ring, its LED/Lens combination, and its Tailcap, respectively.  The figures below provide the specific options available for each digit.

Elzetta Modular Weaponlights follow the same convention and add a suffix to indicate the mounting system; A1 for M1913 Picatinny Rails, A2 for Keymod or M-LOK™ Systems, and A3 for Magpul MOE™ handguards.

Since Elzetta components are interchangeable and interoperable, it is quick and easy to change the configuration of an Elzetta Modular Flashlight and effectively change its Model number.  For example, if a Remote Tape Switch with 5-inch cable was fitted to a Model B333 Modular Flashlight, it would effectively create a Model B335.

The mystery has been revealed.  You now have the insider information to determine the official model number of the perfect tactical flashlight for your mission.  It’s truly as easy as A, B, C, 1, 2, 3.  The Jackson Five would be proud.