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I love this light. I purchased this a few months ago just to mess around with. Great build and design. Funny thing is, well, not so funny, this light is so bright, my 11 year old nephew is now permanently blind. Long story short I shined it right in his eyes. Unfortunate. Great light though! 9/10!!!
Reviewed by Mike (Posted on 1/20/16)
|Max Output -- White Light||4500||lumens|
|Runtime*||80||minutes / Unlimited**|
** 80 min w/included batt. / Unlimited runtime w/ external power
The SureFire ARC2-8C handheld spotlight/searchlight uses an ultra-high-output HID (high-intensity discharge) lamp and a deep, mirror-finish reflector that create a 4,500-lumen, 730,000 candela beam with a maximum effective reach in excess of 1,600 meters, yet provides a wide cone of peripheral light for situational awareness and enhanced patrol or search efficacy, making it perfect for military, law enforcement, border patrol, search-and-rescue, maritime, and other spotlight/searchlight applications. The filament-free HID lamp, virtually immune to failure from recoil, vibration, or impact, will last for thousands of hours.
The ARC2-8C can be powered in three different ways:
Due to advanced lithium-ion technology, the ARC2-8C’s light output remains constant until the battery is discharged; there is no gradual output decrease as battery charge decreases.
Power supply cables with remote switches are available. The ARC2-8C also features an integral rear-located momentary/constant-on pushbutton switch, which also serves as a backup switch should a remote cable switch assembly be damaged or otherwise fail.
The ARC2-8C accepts the same optional removable screw-in colored filters or optional semi-permanent swing-open colored filters that fit the SureFire HellFighter 5. The head of the ARC2-8C can also be easily removed from the battery/handle and attached to any watercraft or vehicle via an optional Universal Vehicle Mount. The head of the ARC2-8C, which is the ARC2, can be bought separately.
Built to withstand combat conditions, the ARC2-8C features sealed components constructed from high-strength aerospace aluminum finished in Mil-Spec Type III hard anodizing, and it is waterproof to 1 meter depth. The lamp assembly is protected by a 3mm coated tempered glass window, and the window itself can be protected from dust, mud, and heavy particle impact by optional removable screw-on colored filters, or optional semi-permanent swing-open colored filters. All ARC2-8C power cables now feature a high-strength polymer sheathing that makes them thin, light, flexible, yet extremely durable. Reflector, lamp, and rechargeable battery unit are field-replaceable. A tough polymer carrying case is available as an option.
For a more compact handheld spotlight/searchlight with many similar features, see our ARC3.
- 4,500-lumen HID lamp virtually immune to failure from impact
- Maximum effective beam reach in excess of 1,600 meters
- Reflector provides extreme reach and significant peripheral illumination
- Rechargeable battery in handle provides 80 minutes of runtime
- Includes 11V - 32V DC vehicle power supply cable
- Can be instantly re-activated when hot
- Screw-on or swing-open filters available
- Integral momentary/constant-on pushbutton switch; available remote switches
- Constructed from high-strength aerospace aluminum with Mil-Spec anodizing; coated, tempered window
- Field-replaceable lamp/reflector and battery
- O-ring and gasket sealed, waterproof to 1 meter