The Italian Army Helmet Light fits virtually every military helmet, including the Bulgarian M72 helmet that we've shown in the picture.
|Manufacturer||Italian Army Surplus|
This is a strange item that gets a lot of attention. I bought it for reflected helmet I wear when walking the track at night and it cast a nice light that reflects off the hat that u can see from a good distance. U can see the hat before your headlights hit it first. Nice if weird item that does work.
I picked this up because it was so unique. All fittings are brass and aluminum. There are two small screw-in bulbs, one in each of the aluminum fittings on the sides. They have extremely fine filaments, and look like they would be difficult to find replacements for if they burned out.
The battery compartment is also aluminum, and the tail cap needed to be cleaned for the light to switch on (same problem you see in old maglights). The light isn't very bright at all - it just produces a dull glow in the light bar.
Worth noting is that one of the pins that connects the strap to the frame was missing, but the beauty of this gadget is how simple it is to repair - most of the parts can be replaced or fabricated by the end user.
An interesting curio, and conversation piece.