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SureFire Maximus

Rechargeable Variable-Output LED Headlamp

Maximus Rechargeable Variable-Output LED Headlamp

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Good Light, But

The light is excellent. I especially like the wide angle of the light and the fact that it has variable output.
I've been using it for a few years, and the head band is losing its elasticity. It needs replacement, but SureFire Customer Service has no idea of where to get a replacement.
Seems to me this should be an available spare part. Disappointed that it's not..

Reviewed by DUTCH in Atlanta (Posted on 12/7/16)

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Surefire maximus

I ordered my headlamp after my son bought his. We're HVAC contractors and have been using battery headlamps in the past.
Always changing batteries, had to keep bulk boxes of batteries in my truck.
After seeing my son use his and have to charge everyday I was hooked, had to have one.
Since I got mine I love it! Especially the ability to very the intensity of the beam. I'm getting older and so are my eyes so the ability to go to a really bright light is greatly appreciated!
Wish I hadn't waited so long to get it!77

Reviewed by Ted Rayve (Posted on 4/26/16)

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Awesome headlamp

I love this headlamp! I've had one of these headlamps for several years now, it has great runtime and super reliable. After many of years of use (almost daily) the switch finally started going.... not bad... totally..., just the detent mechanism broke. It's a ball bearing and a spring. So now the light can inadvertently be turned on easily. I contacted surefire and they were helpful. They guarantee their product for life, that's great! but... The turnaround time was going to be 4 to 8 weeks. I couldn't deal with that. So they extended a substantial discount towards a new headlamp. So,.... I got 2 more!
I love these headlamps (I think I already said that) but I have to admit, they changed the LED setting / placement. So I noticed the newer style has more of a hotspot than the model I originally had. I can't say either way how I feel about it yet. But I am leaning toward the original lense with less of a hotspot. So I am a little hesitant to send it back on warrantee if they can't guarantee me that "my" light will be the one fixed / returned to me.
Regardless, the light is great!

Reviewed by Marc DuBois (Posted on 2/9/16)

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Great headlamp

I can't say much more than other reviewers have but if you are looking for a bright, adjustable light this is it. The fact it is rechargeable just makes it better. This set up is well made and looks like it should last a lifetime with proper care.

Reviewed by Fred W (Posted on 2/3/16)

Best headlamp on the market

I work in construction and hunt as often as time allows. The Maximus is a headlamp that others will envy. It is by far the brightests out there with great light dispersion at all levels. The output variability allows me to tailor the light to my needs. While SF advertises the of output at 500 lumens, I tried to kill it over five days of hunting and it was still running strong. Even when the battery declines, the light is still usable, with the light output declining with battery level. Where I used to swap batteries in my minimus on a regular interval, the maximus' battery level indicator gives me piece of mind that I have enough power to get me through the event, or to give it a quick charge before heading out. The charger and accessories come in a little bag, making it easy to grab and throw in a bag when leaving for several days.

Like all surefire products, you'll have it for years and your friends will buy them as well.

Reviewed by Ryan G (Posted on 1/23/15)

Just What I Was Looking For

Build and help maintain a very large haunted house complex. My Maximus is perfect for work. I love being able to very quickly control exactly how many lumens i get. Just about my entire workplace is dark and I always need work light. When fixing things that breakdown during open hours, I need to be able to keep my light very low as not to detract from the patrons experience. I had a headlamp that took batteries for years and got sick of always having them die go dead at the worst time. The battery power indicator is a life saver. I only wish it had a top strap for my head. It looks like it has the option to attach one but can't find where to get it. Otherwise this headlamp is perfection. Crazy bright for a headlamp when needed but dim when it counts.

Reviewed by Hoffmann (Posted on 10/9/14)

Surefire headlight

I work on bridges I have had the light for 2 weeks. It works great. It just needs a longer battery life. I can get 2 days out it but I only use it about half power.

Reviewed by Justin Rouanzoin (Posted on 8/17/14)

Light ops

I work outdoors every night of the week all night. I use the headlamp on my hard hat and have no complaints. I use the light for three days before having to recharge it. That is not full power all the time but good enough to see what I'm doing that's for sure. My co worker saw my light and plans on getting one for work, and he plans on using it for hunting also. Great buy, in my eye,s and will look forward to using it each and every night!!

Reviewed by Dusty K (Posted on 6/27/14)

Aerial applicator

Excellent light I use everyday an carry it in my flight suit wouldn't be with out it . The only problem I've had dropped it broke the plastic tab where the head strap attaches to the head piece had my sheet metal man make me a new one an attached it with Velcro as there is no mail service in Cameron Africa I'll have to wait till I finish contract an get to the states to send it in make yourself a top head band an it will be perfect.

Reviewed by Pat Amundsen (Posted on 2/12/14)

Love it but took so long to get...

Love my Maximus, but hated that I had to wait nearly 6 months to get it. It was on backorder. The day I heard mine was coming in I told the dealer to see if they could get me a 2nd one to have as a backup... that was about 4 months ago.... back on the list I went. so now I await my 2nd one.

But about the light, it is great. One hand operation. Illumination goes from as much light as a 1 lumen which is about as useful as a watch backlight to a blinding 500 lumens. AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!

Reviewed by Brandon (Posted on 1/25/14)


Output / Runtime -- White Light
High1,000.0lumens / 1.0 hours**
Low1.0lumen / 70.0 hours
Weight w/Batteries5.1ounces
Batteries1Li-Ion rechargeable  (included)
** Runtime (at highest setting for multiple-output
    lights) until output drops below 50 lumens.


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The SureFire Maximus rechargeable variable-output LED headlamp delivers an amazing 1,000 lumens of light—enough to illuminate your entire campsite. If that's too much light, you can dial it down to 1 lumen—or any level in between—for closer work, preserving your dark-adapted vision, or extending the runtime. A large knurled dial permits output control with one hand—even if it's gloved or numbed by cold. One hand can also aim the light right where you want it since the light assembly rotates up and down 90 degrees. The SureFire Maximus utilizes a high-performance LED and a custom reflector to produce a wide, diffused beam optimized for your natural field of vision, but which also provides impressive reach at its max output setting. Power comes from an integral rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can provide years of use; chargers for both wall-type AC outlets and 12-volt DC vehicle accessory outlets are included. A fuel gauge on the headlamp gives battery charge status, and a long-running SOS beacon provides an extra margin of safety if needed. Built from tough, lightweight magnesium, the SureFire Maximus thrives in harsh conditions. It's also comfortable to wear, thanks to its no-chafe fine-weave headband and moisture-wicking Breathe-O-Prene® forehead pad.
  • Virtually indestructible LED emitter regulated to maximize output and runtime
  • One-hand output adjustment from 1 to 1,000 lumens
  • Precision reflector produces a wide, smooth beam optimized for your field of vision
  • Light assembly rotates up and down 90 degrees
  • Built-in SOS beacon can run for days on end
  • Tough, lightweight magnesium body with durable black finish
  • IPX4 Water Resistant
  • Built-in fuel gauge indicates battery charge level
  • Comfortable no-chafe headband with moisture-wicking Breath-O-PreneĀ® forehead pad
  • Includes long-life lithium-ion rechargeable battery with wall (AC) and car (DC) chargers

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