The Walther PRO HL11 head lamp and Walther PRO XL7000r flashlight have each received the coveted 2016 Red Dot Design Award.
Since 1955, the prestigious honor with the red dot has been conferred on products with outstanding designs. The world-renowned innovation award has advertising value as well. This year’s competition was open to manufactured goods which came onto the market in 2014 and 2015. A total of 5,214 products from 57 countries competed.
The two Pro models, which were introduced as part of a newly designed flashlight range in 2015, clearly impressed the international panel of judges with their technical features and design.
In the HL11 the three batteries are combined in a tube rather than arranged side by side. This is the basis for a low-cost multi-battery system that can also take other regular or rechargeable batteries. Another example of excellent design is the lamp head of the massive XL7000r. The cleverly integrated bulge in the back allows focusing with a single hand. The fine corrugation on the housing provides a secure grip and, as gun enthusiasts are sure to notice, resembles the lands and grooves of a rifle barrel.