The SX-16E was designed, much as the SX-16 Nightsun®, for departments that require a high-intensity mobile light source. The SX-16E uses the same 1600 Watt Xenon Lamp but is able to provide up to 100 million candlepower due to the larger Reflector assembly. The ability to provide more candlepower is present even with the same power requirement as the SX-16 Nightsun®.
Although not as prevalent in the airborne law enforcement arena, the SX-16E remains a viable option for those applications where more light is required on target. The SX-16E is compatible with the cabling and Control Box used on the SX-16 Nightsun® but does require its own Gimbal Assembly due to the larger housing.