Mega Lumens Monday round 2 is upon us, with a 500 lumen Scout and a 1200 lumen EDCL2. Breach-Bang-Clear
Mega Lumens Monday No. 2: More Lumens in the Scout & EDCL2
Well, shit fire! There are more new lights to celebrate with another Mega Lumens Monday. SureFore is getting serious about taking on all contenders in the high-lumen game and leaving them in their dust (at least according to their numbers on paper, but you know what they say about assumptions).
First up is a single cell Scout light called the M300C that boasts a 500-lumen output single-mode head.
The M300C, as previously mentioned, can run for an hour on a single CR123A battery before going dark, more than enough time if you’re using your light properly. The previous Surefire Scout light had near half the output of the new M300C and probably wasn’t well suited for anything beyond close range engagements, but this new light will offer enough horsepower to make mid-range engagements more plausible. I personally can’t wait to put one or two of these lights through the ringer, and possibly use them to replace my aging and less-than-reliable Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2 lights on some of my rifles.
It appears that Surefire has used the widely-adopted Scout mounting system on the new line of Scout lights (that would make sense, wouldn’t it?). So finding a mount that puts your light in just the right position shouldn’t be hard with a ton of options on the market, but if you want to roll with the included Pic rail mount like a plebe, you can do that too. Surefire has also seen fit to offer both lights in tactical black as well as panty-dropping flat dark earth. Both will carry an MSRP of $299 and will be offered with the push button tail cap with the high-speed tape switch being an additional accessory.
Gone are the days of dim Scout lights. Huzzah!
SureFire also announced a face-melting 1,200 lumen EDC light that should make high lumen junkies happy. The EDCL2 features a two-mode tail cap switch that gives you five lumens with a slight depress of the button, while a full press signals all 1,200 luminary pixies inside the EDCL2’s innards to spill through the crenelated bezel. Surefire says the light will run off two CR123A batteries, giving a run time of one hour at 1,200 lumens and sixty hours in the five lumen mode.
The pocket clip is interesting to EDC users since the clip appears to be capable of not only being used bezel-down, but also with the bezel of the light towards the sky. While that might not be the preferred carry method, it sure is useful if you want to clip a 1,200 lumen light to your hat when you need two hands for …. stuff ….
The new Surefire EDCL2 will have an MSRP of $179 and appears to be available on Surefire’s website HERE. But if the Surefire M300C Scout light is more your bag, that one will carry an MSRP of $299 and can be found HERE.
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