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SureFire's M620V Scout Light® Delivers
White & IR Output with No Filter

Easily switch from a 150 lumens of blinding white light to 120 mW of invisible (to the naked eye) infrared illumination

SureFire, LLC, Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 10/24/2010


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M620V Scout Light

M620V Scout Light

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Ca. - SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, has unveiled a new lightweight LED WeaponLight capable of seamlessly switching from white to infrared output - no IR filter required.

The new M620V, the latest in SureFire's Scout Light® line, features a high-output white-light and IR LED in one V-Series head, both outputs selectable on the fly. And for military and law enforcement personnel who rely upon both white light and infrared output to conduct their operations, the M620V represents a major technological advancement.

Previously, if an operator wanted high-output white and IR from one light source, the best option was an incandescent WeaponLight paired with a compatible infrared filter. This is because white-light-only LEDs produce negligible infrared radiation and cannot be paired with an infrared filter for use on covert missions involving night vision devices (NVDs). That said, incandescent lamps can break and will eventually burn out, and IR filters can be lost or damaged in battle, which made it necessary for operators to carry extra lamps and filters in the field. The M620V eliminates this problem by offering both white-light/IR capability and superior durability in the form of solid-state LEDs, which, unlike incandescent lamps, have no filament to break or burn out, so they never need replacing.

By incorporating a selectable white and IR light LED into one head, SureFire has given operators the ability to quickly and easily switch from a 150 lumens of blinding white light to 120 mW of invisible (to the naked eye) infrared illumination with a simple turn of a self-locking bezel selector ring. A Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens focuses the light in either mode to create a beam with plenty of reach yet enough surround light to accommodate peripheral vision, making the M620V suitable for both close-quarter and longer-range applications. And to ensure the WeaponLight never accidentally switches modes in the heat of combat, a spring-loaded selector ring automatically locks in place when a mode is selected.

Along with eliminating the need to carry spare lamps and filters in the field, fewer spare batteries are also needed with this new Scout Light. This is because LEDs operate far more efficiently than incandescent lamps. The M620V generates nearly two hours of tactical-level white light (enough to temporarily overwhelm night-adapted vision) on a set of batteries, or eight hours of useful infrared light on that same set.

The M620V won't add to an operator's load. It's constructed of aerospace aluminum, hard anodized with a Mil-Spec finish, that's as strong as steel but much lighter. And its compact size - six inches long and weighing under eight ounces - doesn't compromise a weapon's maneuverability or eat up a lot of space on a Picatinny rail. A quick-attach/detach M93 clamp securely attaches the M620V in seconds to any Picatinny rail, even those that are out-of-spec. And an included tape switch gives an operator the choice of activating the light via tailcap switching or via this pressure-sensitive tape switch.

The M620V Scout Light is available in black or desert sand and retails for $550. It can be purchased from an authorized SureFire dealer or directly from SureFire at surefire.com.

About SureFire

Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire is a leading manufacturer of high-performance flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm's way, or anyone who demands the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance. SureFire illumination tools are used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations groups than any other brand. SureFire is an ISO 9001:2000-certified company.

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