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Peak Beam Systems, Inc. Press Release - 6/09/2008

Maxa Beam CSWL

Maxa Beam CSWL
from Peak Beam Systems, Inc.

EDGEMONT, Pa. - Peak Beam Systems, Inc., manufacturer of high-intensity Maxa Beam searchlights, has introduced a Crew-Served Weapons Light (CSWL) Illumination System for heavy weapons. The weapon-mounted searchlight features a rugged, field-replaceable front lens and lamp assembly and a built-in interface that mounts the light to any M1913 "Picatinny" rail.

The Maxa Beam CSWL offers several unique capabilities including a Remote-Controlled Beam Width feature in which the operator can alter the beam width between a 1 degree spot and a 40 degree flood and a Non-Lethal Strobe function that effectively disables and disorients a target in situations where lethal force is not warranted. All of the Maxa Beam CSWL features are controlled with an easy-to-use tape switch mounted at the rear of the weapon. The Maxa Beam CSWL weighs just 3.85 pounds and offers an unparalleled 3000m visible/white light and 1200m infrared light range of illumination. The Maxa Beam CSWL system is rated at IP66, features Mil. Spec. metal connectors and has been tested extensively by the U.S. Special Forces at NSWC Crane and Fort Bragg.

Technical Specifications


Output: 7,500,000 CandlePower
Range (Visible Light): 3000 meters
Range (Infrared): 1200 meters with MBA-1850 850 nm IR Filter

Remote Control

Control Method: Split Tape Switch
Beam Width: 1° Spot to 40° Flood
Strobe: Factory-Programmed Rate and Duty Cycle


Lamp: 85 Watts; Field Replaceable
Direct Power: 24V-12VDC Converter
Battery Power: Connects to NATO Receptacle; Dual BA-5590 Military Batteries; Adapter Included

CSWL Dimensions

Length: 11.5 inches
Diameter: 5.7 inches
Weight: 3.85 Lbs.

About Peak Beam Systems, Inc.

Peak Beam Systems, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of handheld, high-intensity illumination products. Peak Beam is a Certified Small Woman-Owned Business based in Edgemont, PA. Peak Beam's flagship product, the Maxa Beam Searchlight, has been field-tested for twenty years and users include the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, federal and local law enforcement, and friendly foreign governments. For more information, please visit or contact Will Harcourt, Director of Sales, at 610-353-8505.

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