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Headlamps are excellent tools for various low-light scenarios, but they're not ideal in every case. For example, if you're wearing a helmet or other headgear, you may not have room to wear a headlamp. To continue using your hands freely, you'll need an alternative lighting solution.
SureFire has developed a new lightweight polymer tool that serves as an alternative to a headlamp. It's called the SureFire 2211 WristLight, and it's worn on a wrist strap with a forward-facing beam.
The company says its new WristLight can be used for EDC, walking a dog at night, or even while aiming a firearm. When worn on the support-side wrist and using a two-handed grip on a pistol, this light naturally aligns with your target. This allows clear threat identification without requiring a dedicated light on your gun.
The SureFire WristLight incorporates a soft white MaxVision Beam pattern, and offers three output modes: 300, 60, and 15 lumens. The sequence is programmable between low-medium-high, or high-medium-low, and is controlled by a large power button atop the light. The WristLight is also rechargeable via USB, and includes a battery level indicator LED. MSRP for the standard 2211 model is $229.
Knowing that different customers will inevitably have different needs, SureFire offers a variety of options and variants for this WristLight. There's a Conversion Headstrap (sold separately) that can turn the light into a traditional headlamp. The light is also available with a built-in Luminox wristwatch, combining glow-in-the-dark markings with a forward-facing light. MSRP for the SureFire 2211 Luminox WristLight is $649.
Finally, the 2211X WristLight uses a different power source: a standard CR123A battery. This keeps the light more compact and affordable. The 2211X is available at an MSRP of $169.
For more information on SureFire's latest products, go to SureFire.com.