Flashlights For Defense

As indicated in “Top Non-Lethal Home Defense Tools”, a quality high-lumen flashlight is one of the best weapons for non-lethal protection. A true high-output flashlight can easily debilitate an attacker long enough to allow you to gain the upper hand or simple escape safely. Generally speaking, 100 lumens is the absolute minimum recommended, but we find 200 lumens and above to be a much more effective means of personal protection. The idea is cause a significant amount of pupil constriction so that the attacker receives a blinding aftershock due to the momentary retina burn inflicted. While 100 lumens can be enough to temporarily blind an intruder in total darkness, 200 lumens and above can even cause momentary blindness in daylight.

It’s recently been brought to our attention that Surefire, one of the most well regarded manufactures of rugged flashlights used by military personnel and law enforcement alike, has recently upped the output to a number of their already effective 200 lumen LED flashlights to a whopping 320 lumens. What’s better is they did it without increasing the price whatsoever. A total of 7 capable models will receive this upgrade. If you’re looking for a nice addition to your non-lethal arsenal or EDC kit we’ve done a short breakdown of each below.

 

6PX Defender – Single-Output LED – MSRP: $125.00

  • Output: 320 Lumens
  • Run Time: 2 hrs.
  • Length: 5.20 inches
  • Bezel Diameter: 1.25 inches
  • Weight (w/ Batteries): 5.3 ounces
  • Batteries: Two 123A


6PX Pro – Dual-Output LED – MSRP: $115.00

  • Output: 320 Lumens on High or 15 Lumens on low
  • Run Time: 2 hours on high or 45 hours on low
  • Length: 5.20 inches
  • Bezel Diameter: 1.25 inches
  • Weight (w/ Batteries): 4.4 ounces
  • Batteries: Two 123A


 

6PX Tactical – Single-Output LED – MSRP: $115.00

  • Output: 320 Lumens
  • Run Time: 2 hrs.
  • Length: 5.20 inches
  • Bezel Diameter: 1.25 inches
  • Weight (w/ Batteries): 5.2 ounces
  • Batteries: Two 123A


G2X Pro – Dual-Output LED – MSRP: $95.00

  • Output: 320 Lumens on High or 15 Lumens on low
  • Run Time: 2 hrs on high or 45 hours on low
  • Length: 5.20 inches
  • Bezel Diameter: 1.25 inches
  • Weight (w/ Batteries): 4.4 ounces
  • Batteries: Two 123A


G2X Tactical – Single-Output LED – MSRP: $95.00

  • Output: 320 Lumens
  • Run Time: 2 hrs.
  • Length: 5.20 inches
  • Bezel Diameter: 1.25 inches
  • Weight (w/ Batteries): 4.4 ounces
  • Batteries: Two 123A


G2ZX CombatLight – Single-Output LED – MSRP: $115.00

  • Output: 320 Lumens
  • Run Time: 2 hrs.
  • Length: 5.20 inches
  • Bezel Diameter: 1.25 inches
  • Weight (w/ Batteries): 4.3 ounces
  • Batteries: Two 123A


Z2X CombatLight – Single-Output LED – MSRP: $135.00

  • Output: 320 Lumens
  • Run Time: 2 hrs.
  • Length: 5.20 inches
  • Bezel Diameter: 1.25 inches
  • Weight (w/ Batteries): 4.8 ounces
  • Batteries: Two 123A
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