First Look: Sightmark Element Mini Solar Red Dot

posted on January 29, 2020

Red-dot sights can be a great aid to getting a good sight picture on your target, but like all electronic devices, they need power to operate. Batteries have been the primary method of powering a red dot since their inception. Now, however, that is beginning to change. The new Sightmark Element Mini Solar (SM26041) red dot combines battery power with the failsafe capabilities of solar power. The eagerly-awaited 1x28 mm Element Mini Solar compact sight combines efficient solar-cell technology with additional battery power to deliver a clear 3-MOA red dot on your target in virtually any environment. 

The Element Mini Solar red dot runs off of a single CR2032 battery, but shooters also have the option of switching to solar power and utilizing the powerful solar cells found on top of the optic. If the Element’s battery completely dies, its Dual Power technology allows the sight to be solely run off of solar power. The innovative Eclipse Light Management System found in the Element is an auto-brightness system, tuning the red-dot reticle brightness to the best setting for the amount of light in your environment. 

Perfect for use on everything from AR platform guns to tactical shotguns, the Element Mini Solar has an absolute cowitness mount with adjustable height and protective adjustment caps which double as tools for making windage/elevation adjustments. The sight also includes manual digital switch brightness controls and a user-friendly hinged battery door to prevent you from losing parts when you change out the battery. Element Mini Solar red dots also include a low picatinny mount and are covered by Sightmark’s Lifetime Warranty

MSRP for the Element Mini Solar red-dot sight is $239.99, and more information is available at


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