At the Milipol 2019 show in Paris next week, Cyalume will present its new accessory for Cyalume lightsticks – the CyPouch tactical Cyalume holder.
Press Release, Aix en Provence, 14 November 2019: Used by military forces, law enforcement agencies and first responders (police, firefighters…) around the world, Cyalume lighting solutions allow you to mark, signal and identify in the most hazardous situations, including combat operations or natural disasters.
As a key player in the tactical light market for military forces, Cyalume offers a wide range of lighting products in various colours, shapes and sizes. With a simple press or bend to activate, the Cyalume ChemLight light sticks provide instant light from 5 minutes to 24 hours duration, dependant on the product form. The Cyalume ChemLight lightstick line is complemented by our retro-reflective and photo-luminescent products.
Cyalume lightsticks are photosensitive : an extended exposure to ultraviolet light will affect the performance and decrease the lightstick’s effectiveness when activated. To respond to the operational need of marking with lightsticks while maintaining their performance before being activated by the user, Cyalume designed the CyPouch tactical pouch.
In tactical environments the users of Cyalume lightsticks need to prepare their equipment before commencing their mission. Now thanks to CyPouch, the individual foils protecting the 6’’ and 4’’ lightsticks can be removed in advance to save those precious seconds for when it matters. They can be stored within the CyPouch as an easy to reach, protected, accessible marker separated by colour or size by simply using the metal loading rings and/or the internal and external elastic loops. The CyPouch can be configured in a bundle format by attaching it vertically, or as a holster, by attaching it horizontally with its MOLLE fasteners.
CyPouch is a compact and ambidextrous pouch that is easy and quick to reload. It has been designed for use while wearing gloves.Its fitted with a MOLLE fastener allowing attachment to a belt for example. Its addition is easy and discrete and ensures the preservation and protection of the Cyalume lightsticks performance. Available in 5 colors : Coyote / MultiCam / NATO Green / Black / Dark Blue, CyPouch is opened with 2 double YKK zipper Gauge 10 and a metal eyelet for water flow.
Above: Deploying Cyalumes from CyPouch [© Cyalume: Haristobald]
The Cyalume Holder is also designed with three reusable metal rings allowing attachment of the chosen Cyalume Lightsticks in a bundle as well as internal and external elastic loops to take extra lightsticks. With a capacity of +/- 20 lightsticks* CyPouch can contain 6’’ (15cm) and 4’’ (10cm) lightsticks. (*according to size of lightsticks chosen, Arrangement example : Internal: 5×6’’ lightsticks + 9×4’’ lightsticks; External: 6 lightsticks).
CyPouch operation principle is simple and efficient and is ideal for the user! This tactical pouch can also be used in ‘Cyalume Bundle’ configuration as well as in ‘Cyalume Holster’ configuration. In ‘Bundle’ configuration, to prepare the bundle the operator customises the pouch contents by choosing which size and colours of lightsticks (visible/IR) they need and then threads them onto the metal rings and elastic loops.
In operation, the pouch is fully deployed by pulling the upper tag of CyPouch which opens the double zipper: the bundle is now available to the user. To release a lightstick from its attachment, firmly grasp the lightstick and pull down. Then just simply activate it manually. Please note that all these operations can be made by one gloved hand.