A scout light’s output is important, but putting big output in a smaller package is always better.

SureFire has replaced the LED head on its white-light/infrared M600V and M620V Scout Lights with a new head that’s nearly a quarter of an inch smaller in diameter than the previous one.

The new LED head also weighs less than the previous version, shaving 1.5 ounces off the total weight of both WeaponLights — a reduction of nearly 20 percent on the M620V and nearly 23 percent on the M600V.

The output and runtime of the new LED head remain the same — 150 lumens of tactical-level white light and 120 mW of infrared output — as does the way the weatherproof sealed head, which contains both a white-light and IR LED.

To switch from white light to infrared illumination, for use with night vision devices, an operator need only twist the self-locking selector ring on the bezel. No infrared filter, which can be lost or damaged, is required.

The beam pattern of the new LED head, shaped by a proprietary Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens, is also similar to the beam created by the previous head, with significant reach and plenty of surround light for maintaining situational awareness. But with a smaller diameter and reduced profile, the new head is less likely to snag or bang into an object. And with less weight and bulk added to the WeaponLight, the new M600V and M620V Scout Lights help keep a weapon maneuverable.

Both scout lights are constructed from aerospace aluminum, coated with Mil-Spec hard anodizing, O-ring and gasket sealed for weatherproofing, and can be activated via either a tailcap click switch or an included remote pressure-pad switch.

The M600V Scout Light has an MSRP of $485, while the M620V retails for $595.

For more information on the M600V and M620V Scout Lights, and other products from SureFire, please visit SureFire.com.