The XH35, EDCL1, and upgunned 6P and 6Z – in today’s Mega Lumens Monday.
Mega Lumens Monday No. 3: 1,000 Lumen XH35, DO 500 Lumen EDCL1, & the Upgunned 6PX/G2X
WOOOHOOOO! Mega Lumens Monday is here again. This time Surefire unveiled the new 1,000 lumen XH35 weapon light, a dual output 500 lumen EDC, and announced an upgrade to the 6P/G2X handheld lights to better blind Bill Murray with.
Like the man-child I really am, I’m gonna have dessert first. Let’s talk about the new 1,000-lumen monster weapon light Surefire has announced, which they call the XH35. The trained monkeys at Surefire (A.K.A. engineers) somehow shoehorned 1,000 illuminated pixies into the new pistol sized weaponlight while keeping the body of the light roughly the same size as the well-regarded X300U, AND distributed said pixies in Surefire’s MaxVision beam pattern.
In addition to the widely dispersed and numerous lumens, the XH35 is trimmed out with a bezel that’s compatible with the Surefire MasterFire holster, so even though the new XH35 might not fit holsters on the market you do have a retention holster option right out the gate. In addition to the familiar form, Surefire also utilized the same switch arrangement on the back of the light that we’ve become accustomed to. Rest easy knuckle draggers, confused you will not be.
Most interestingly, Surefire added some goofy switches to the bottom of the light to give the end user/ape the option of enabling or disabling the strobe function, OR toggling the light from a high setting of 1,000 lumens to a less-retina scarring 300 lumens (if you have a need for less than all the lumens).
MSRP is $299 for the XH35
If you roll your memory back about a decade you might recall a well-loved,but now discontinued light called the Surefire L1 Lumamax & E1 Outdoorsman. Since the light was discontinued, Surefire now gives you a light in that same configuration but with a lot more light output. The EDCL1 will toss 500 lumens out of the bezel when the button is depressed fully or only five lumens when the button is slightly depressed.
MSRP is set at $165 for the tiny EDCL1 light.
Upgraded Surefire 6PX and G2X
If you don’t know what the Surefire 6P is, we can’t be friends. The 6P has been a staple fo the tactical community for ages, and you should feel bad if you haven’t owned one. Don’t worry though, you can get your hands on the new 6PX with upgraded internals that boost the performance of the ol’ workhorse to the 600-lumen mark.
If you prefer a polymer body but want the same performance as the more expensive 6Px, the G2X might just be your jam. With the same 600-lumen output and basic shape, the G2x comes in at $25 less than the 6PX.
MSRP for the 6PX is $95 while the G2X carries an MSRP of $70.
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