Gear & Optics|Optics

At Shot Show2020, Sightmark showed off their upcoming solar powered red dots. Last week in an Instagram post Sightmark announced the release of their first batch of Element Mini Solar red dots. That first batch of Element red dots will be headed to preorder customers as you read this article.

As of now two versions of the solar powered red dots have been released: the Element Mini Solar red dot and Volta Solar red dot. The Element red dot retails at $239.99 MSRP and the Volta red dot retails at $359.99 MSRP.

Below are the official product descriptions and features from Sightmark for the Element and Volta Solar red dots.

Sightmark’s Element Mini Solar Red Dot

Product Description

The Sightmark Element Mini Solar red dot provides dependability on the highest level, allowing for continuous use from reliable battery or solar power. With up to 200,000 hours of battery life from a single CR2032 and the ability to run off top-mounted solar cells, the dual-power Element Mini Solar’s 3-MOA red dot reticle stays on in virtually any environment. When tactical situations get intense, don’t fumble with buttons to adjust brightness. The Element features an innovative Eclipse Light Management System, which automatically adjusts reticle brightness based on the light of your surroundings. Taking innovation a step further, the Element has a hinged battery door and protected adjustment caps that double as adjustment tools for the windage and elevation. All Element Mini Solar red dots come standard with flip-up lens caps, a low picatinny mount for shotguns and certain rifles, an absolute cowitness mount for AR firearms and Sightmark’s Lifetime Warranty.


• Dual power ability – battery or solar power
• Eclipse Light Management System
• Adjustable mount height – two mounts included
• 3 MOA red dot reticle
• Unlimited eye relief
• Protected adjustment caps doubling as adjustment tools
• 1×22 objective lens
• Flip-up lens caps included

Sightmark’s Volta Solar Red Dot

Product Description

The Volta solar red dot is truly the best of both worlds, combining solar and battery power to provide uninterrupted operation. The Volta is powered by 2x AAA batteries and features solar cells directly on top of the optic, giving users the option to choose what works best for their situation. Volta red dots boast the Eclipse Light Management System, a revolutionary technology for red dots which automatically adjusts the red dot reticle’s brightness based on the shooter’s environment. The heavy-duty Volta’s covered design is tougher than open-style red dots and a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective lens coating adds even more durability. Other popular features include an adjustable-height mount, digital switch brightness controls, single side access to both windage and elevation adjustments, unlimited eye relief and shockproof design. All Volta red dots come standard with a protective rubber cover, low picatinny mount, absolute cowitness mount and Sightmark’s Lifetime Warranty.”


• Solar cells allow for use with no batteries
• 2x AAA battery backup
• Eclipse Light Management System
• Adjustable mount height
• Unlimited eye relief
• Digital switch brightness controls
• Covered reflex design
• Wide range operating temperature, -22 to 122 °F

What do you think about Sightmark’s new solar red dot? Would that be a purchase you would make? Let us know in the comments below.

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