The HiLight Series uses built-in high-efficiency LEDs (light-emitting diodes) to illuminate Brinell impressions. The LEDs are ideally positioned to provide an even and consistent definition of the Brinell impression’s edge.

To illuminate impressions traditional Brinell scopes use a flashlight attachment which shines in through an opening in the side of the scope. The operator often moves the angle of the illumination up and down to “pick” a view of the impression to measure and thereby introduces more variation into the measurement process. The HiLight Brinell Scopes are completely enclosed so no ambient light reaches the test impression – the source of the light is the built-in LEDs. Optimized surface illumination with a sharp 20X magnification helps insure more reliable results whether measuring Brinell impressions or other applications such as total case depth on heat treated samples.

In addition to the illumination advantages by using LEDs, the HiLight scopes have improved durability and greater efficiency for up to 200 hours continuous operation without replacing the battery. The scope can be used with the snap-on base so it stands upright by itself and provides a stable platform for making measurements, or the base can be removed for measurements with a narrow 5/8″ footprint.

Removable snap-on base can be used for improved stability during testing or removed for use in tight locations.


  • Built-in LEDs for optimum illumination of test impression and better accuracy
  • One battery lasts up to 200 hours or more
  • Turns on and off with a quick twist of the base OR optionally with a motion sensor/timer for automatic power control
  • No awkward flashlight attachment
  • Optional cradle for storing the scope
  • Removable base for small 5/8″ footprint