Complete with virtually indestructible, high-efficiency LED heads, 320 lumens of maximum output, deep micro-textured reflectors and hard-anodized, aluminum bodies, the three lights in SureFire’s 6PX series delivers in any situation. The Tactical model provides a single, penetrating 320-lumen beam, while the Pro offers the same plus a low-output mode that extends the run time of the batteries. The Defender features the 320-lumen beam of the Tactical as well as a Strike Bezel for self-defense. Each light is compact enough for everyday carry, and ideal for outdoor use and emergency prep.
This ultra-compact dual-output flashlight produces 300 lumens of blinding white light on its high setting- enough to temporarily overwhelm the dark-adapted vision of an attacker or an aggressive animal in the wilderness. The E1L LED Defender also features a Strike Bezel at the front and a scalloped tailcap that can be used for self-defense against both humans and wild predators. The Defender also comes in the E2D version, which offers 500 lumens of light
The EB1 Backup is the ideal flashlight for outdoor everyday carry. It features a virtually indestructible LED emitter and a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens that creates a focus, far-reaching beam optimized for situational awareness. Easy and quick to access, just press or click the push-button tailcap switch once for a 200-lumen high beam that can reach deep into the night. You can also use the 5-lumen low beam for up to 40 hours, a valuable feature for extended emergency situations. The EB1 Backup is available in black, silver or tan.
Thanks to the rugged strength and ergonomics of their Nitrolon polymer bodies, SureFire’s G2X Series illumination tools are ideal for outdoor use in cold-weather situations as well as for emergency preparedness and everyday-carry tasks. While both models provide 320 lumens of illumination, the Tactical is a single output design with a press/twist tactical tailcap switching and the Pro is a dual-output model with press/click tailcap switching.
The MSLT’s virtually indestructible LED emitter provides the flashlight’s crucial benefits- no filament to burn out or break and an operating life of thousands of hours. This flashlight provides illumination at two levels: a Turbohead TIR lens that forms a tight, far-reaching beam and a slender, three battery body to create an amazingly powerful spotlight/searchlight that fits in your coat pocket. You can easily switch between a 70-lumen momentary-on output and a stunning 800-lumen momentary-on, high-output beam.
The Peacekeeper P1R is a rechargeable illumination tool built for those who pack firearms in their bug-out bags. A secure grip makes the peacekeeper ideal for everyday carry. Mil-spec hard-coat anodizing as well as O-ring and gasket seals help the flashlight resist the elements and keep out moisture and debris, ensuring that this light delivers in even the harshest environments. Effortlessly switch between the 600-lumen beam and the 15-lumen low-power mode with a press or twist tailcap. The peacekeeper flashlight is powered by a rechargeable 18650 lithium-ion battery, but can also run on the disposable 123A lithium batteries.
The 15-lumen, low-output beam of SureFire’s P2X Fury is perfect for tasks where too much light might compromise your dark-adapted-vision, or situations in which extended runtime is higher priority than maximum output. When needed however, the Fury’s high-output potential is an incredible 500 lumens. A larger reflector creates a tight beam with plenty of reach that’s perfect for searching or signaling in the outdoors.
Upgrade to SureFire’s P2X Fury Defender to ensure your safety in the backwoods. In addition to its blindingly bright beams of 500 lumens, the Fury Defender features a crenelated Strike Bezel, providing an additional line of defense for extreme situations. The tailcap switch gives you positive control of momentary-and constant-on activation under stress. The compact light weighs only 5.7 ounces and has a runtime of 1.5 hours.
Developed specifically for the demands of wildlands firefighters, this headlamp offers adjustable hands-free illumination- from t1 to 100 lumens and all points in between- freeing up your hands for emergency situations. Its high-efficiency LED and special refractive optic create a wide, versatile beam with considerable peripheral light to maximize situational awareness. The Minimus headlamp is powered by AA batteries and features a one-handed output dial for easy control, even with cold or gloved fingers. The adjustable headband is made with a non-slip rubberized strip and a moisture-wicking Breathable-O-Pren forehead pad for added comfort.
This headlamp produces a worm-colored beam — similar to the color produced by a tungsten lamp — that can be easier on the eyesight of some users, particularly when the headlamp is used for extended periods of time. This light color also effectively cuts through haze and can be a lifesaver in bad weather. is wide and evenly distributed, providing plenty of reach and peripheral illumination. The Maximus Vision can be set up to 450 lumens and comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Flashlights are an essential part of every survival kit. If the power goes out, or darkness surrounds you, you’ll need a flashlight to find your way, identify threats and find shelter for your loved ones. A flashlight not only shows you a path; it can signal searchers. It’s a firearm accessory that can blind an aggressor or help put your sights on him. It’s even a weapon when you have nothing else.
When it comes to buying a quality survival flashlight, the first company that you should turn to is SureFire. SureFire, the tactical technology company, manufactures illumination tools that are powerful, compact, rugged and reliable. Their flashlights produce optimal beams — no dark holes, rings, hot spots, or shadows. When you own a SureFire survival flashlight, you own the best. They make every kind of flashlight and high-powered illumination tool that you can imagine, from tactical flashlights and headlamps, to key chains and watchlights.
Here are 10 of the best SureFire survival lights on the market that are ideal for lighting the way during your darkest times.
For more information on these and other SureFire products visit surefire.com; 800-828-8809
This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE ™ Spring 2015 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.
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