Mega Lumens Monday – A Hallowed Day of Lumens
SureFire has given us cause for celebration on this hallowed day of lumens, and has dubbed it Mega Lumens Monday! So what do they have in store for us? An updated 300-lumen Surefire XC1 called the XC1B, and handheld G2x and G2Z lights with an 800-lumen MaxVision beam.
The previous model of XC1 received mixed reviews since its introduction in mid-2015. Some loved the performance of the 200-lumen light with MaxVision beam pattern, while others made noise about not liking the activation switches or it not being bright enough. Surefire addressed both of these complaints with an updated activation switch system that still allows the momentary-on that the previous model did, but also has a constant-on mode that you can activate with a downward tap on the activation paddles of the cross-bolt type switch. On top of the new activation switch system, they also built 300 lumens of face-melting light into the tiny little light.
While we won’t know exactly how much more throw the beam gives a shooter til we get out hands on one for testing, I fully expect it to be about a third brighter than the outgoing model … because math.
But if you’d prefer an off-weapon handheld light but still need all the lumens, the new Surefire G2X and G2Z might just be the ticket. The form factor of the new lights appears not to have changed much at all, but they now include an 800-lumen MaxVision beam when the light is in high out mode, and a dainty fifteen lumens in low output that sounds ideal for reading a map when your spouse nags you into submission.
SureFire says that the new XC1B will run $299 MSRP and will be on the site soon HERE. The G2X will have an MSRP of $109 and can be found HERE, and the G2z will carry an MSRP of $120. You can find the G2Z HERE.
I’m sure that all of you knuckle draggers are dying to get your hands on one of the upgraded lights, but you can get in line behind me. I’m in pressing need of an XC1B in my life to put through my personal, proprietary, patented brand of product hell (like that alliteration?).
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