Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top 3 LED flashlight : Surefire x300 Ultra, x400 and WX150

When purchasing a  LED flashlight for any weapon or other purposes, it is important to look at several key elements. It’s pricing, quality and location, and depending on these things, some brands are less accessible than other. The following is a review of the best weaponlight models in comparison with one another.

Surefire x300 Ultra

This LED light is one of the best lights on the market. It is somewhat pricey, ranging between 200-300 dollars, but is certainly one of the better lights for hunting. The Surefire x300 attaches to the bottom of the pistol and is extremely light, allowing for balance and aim of the pistol to stay relatively the same.

It projects 500 lumens of light, which would light up a room and can illuminate up to 40 metres of space ahead of you.

It has a flick switch on the bottom to turn on and off, and a handy little button feature which allows for temporary light when one doesn’t want to give away their position. You would push the bottom in for the light to turn on, and then release and it automatically switches off.

The Surefire x300 provides a minimum of 1.5 hours of constant light, when turned onto its ultra light setting. The light is waterproof, and though not shock resistant, can withstand a certain amount of misuse.

The Surefire 400 is essentially the same type of light as the 300, but comes with the added feature of a red laser pointer. This is quite a handy feature, and designed with high visibility in mind.

surefire x300

The downside to this upgraded version is of course the price. The Surefire x400 can range between 400-600 dollars brand new. This is quite a jump from its predecessor, though the extra feature may be too good to ignore.

If simple is what you are after, the x300 is the safest option, and the x400 designed more for rifles and high calibre weapons.

Insight WX150

For a cheaper option, the Insight WX150 may be the perfect choice. Its light is superior to the Surefire, with a projection of 630 lumens.

The light runs for a minimum of 1.25 hours at full capacity, and is waterproof for up to 30 metres. This is one of the most reliable brands, and, when treated properly, will almost certainly last years. Insight is the leading manufacturer of weapon lights, and supplies the military with lights. This particular product is cheap, putting you back between 100 and 200 dollars.

This particular light is also very agile and lightweight, and, similar to the Surefire, will fit nicely onto your weapon without messing up your aim.

Depending on your price range, geography and desire for quality, the two brands listed are the best options. They are the two leading manufacturers of weapon lights, and should both be considered before purchasing.