If you are looking for a great LED handlight, check these out.
Surefire makes great handlights and these new ones are the best yet.
The first is the G2X. Think the G2 polymer flashlight that costs so much less than their aircraft aluminum lights, add the LED and a system that allows dim light – enough to read by without blinding yourself from high intensity light reflecting from the surface – as well as enough light to read a tag from a long ways.
The dual-output G2X gives you 15 lumens for navigation and enhance night vision while reading. It also gives you two hundred scorching lumens to see a crook’s nosehair at a hundred feet . . . if that’s what you want to see.
Similar in output features and switching but different in envelope is the LX2 Lumamax. It runs the same way as the G2X. A light touch on the button gets you 15 lumens – enough to see the snake in the grass. A “panic push” gets you 200 lumens. That’ll take night vision away from whoever looks into it or its close-range reflection.
Reasonably priced, the G2X will fit a small pouch to go onto your armor, in your go-bag or on your duty belt. It’s weather proof and, at navigation levels, it’ll run over 40 hours. The full-on “landing light” will run down in two hours or less. It’s a great spare light that does everything its more expensive brother will do.
The LX2 has a contoured aluminum body that’s easy on clothing and the hands. It serves as a nav light that can be a fighting light. With power levels and run times like the G2X, it’s taken the place of my LX1, a great light that’s gone a lot of miles with me.
The new LED technology has a lot going for it and we’re the beneficiaries of it.
In any event, have functional flashlights and ensure the batteries are good. You will need one and it’s better to have it and not need it.
***Ed Randazzo, is a nationally syndicated author. He has been a conservative activist and consultant for over 30 years and is currently the Chief News Editor of Life and Liberty Media***