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Ultra-High Single-Output HID Searchlight / Spotlight

ARC 2 8-Cell Flashlight / Searchlight / Spotlight -- Front View

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Max Output -- White Light4500lumens
Runtime*80/ 120 / Unlimited**
Length13.75 inches
Bezel Diameter4.50inches
Weight w/Batteries5.8pounds
* Runtime until output drops below 10% of maximum
   output at this setting (ANSI standard)
** 80 min w/included batt. / 120 min w/optional
    batt. / Unlimited runtime w/ continuous 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, 890,000 candela beam with a maximum effective reach in excess of 2,000 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:

  • An included integral lithium-ion rechargeable battery handle (the ARC2-BATT-8C, which can be bought separately as a replacement part or backup unit) that can power the ARC2-8C for 80 minutes. An optional 120-minute version is available that adds only 3 more inches to the overall length. A 90% discharged ARC2-8C battery handle can typically be brought up to 80% capacity in about 90 minutes. An LED indicator lets you instantly see the approximate battery charge level -- green for 100% to 70% charge, yellow for 70% to 30% charge, and red for 10% charge or less 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.

  • An included vehicle accessory outlet, (“cigarette lighter” sockets) supplying from 11 to 32 VDC. The included cable plugs into the accessory socket on one end and the ARC2-8C at the other end.

  • An optional AC-to-DC plug-in power supply/battery charger with integral cable; simultaneously powers the ARC2-8C and recharges its integral battery. Works with international power systems.

  • 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 SureFire ARC3.
    • 4,500-lumen HID lamp virtually immune to failure from impact, recoil, or vibration
    • Maximum effective beam reach in excess of 2,000 meters
    • Reflector provides extreme reach and significant peripheral illumination
    • Rechargeable battery in handle provides 80 minutes of runtime; 120-minute version available
    • 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

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