We’ve owned and currently own several SureFire flashlights. Their quality is second to none and to say they are bright is putting it mild. They have served us well camping, hiking, spelunking, and cycling. Our Editor, Jordan May, completed an article a few years back in 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine showcasing the capabilities of the SureFire M6LT Guardian, to which he dubbed, “The Handheld Light Cannon”.
The latest trail torch set to launch from SureFire is their ARC-2. Surrounded in a Mil-Spec Type II hard anodized aluminum shell, the ultra-high output HID lamp puts out a 4,500 lumen, 890,000 candela beam that reaches up to 2,000 meters. The integral lithium-ion rechargeable battery can power the ARC-2 for 80 minutes. If you need supreme light for even longer a 120-minute version battery handle can be purchased that adds 3-inches to the overall length. The flashlight can also be charged using your vehicles factory accessory outlet (cigarette lighter plug) or simply plug it into the wall at home. All cables are included. At 15-inches long, this isn’t your typical hiking flashlight. This light is intended for military personnel, law enforcement, search and rescue, or anyone that requires serious portable light. We can see quite a few of our Tactical buddies carrying the ARC-2 in their vehicles.
Head on over to SureFire to learn more about the ARC-2.
- 4,500-lumen HID lamp virtually immune to failure from impact, recoil, or vibration
- Maximum effective beam reach in excess of 2,000 meters
- Reflector provides extreme reach and significant peripheral illumination
- Rechargeable battery in handle provides 80 minutes of runtime; 120-minute version available
- Includes 11V – 32V DC vehicle power supply cable
- Can be instantly re-activated when hot
- Screw-on or swing-open filters available
- Integral momentary/constant-on pushbutton switch; available remote switches; available remote switches
- Constructed from high-strength aerospace aluminum with Mil-Spec anodizing; coated, tempered window
- Field-replaceable lamp/reflector and battery
- O-ring and gasket sealed, waterproof to 1 meter