SureFire Hellfighter 5

SureFire Hellfighter 5

The new HellFighter 5 ARC light from SureFire will be shipping soon according to the staff I spoke with at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, FL.  The HellFighter 5 is the latest member of the HellFighter portable searchlights from the company.

SureFire Hellfighter 5

With 4,500 lumens and 1,000,000 candela, these lights throw a very long (and bright) beam – a minimum of 2,000 meters actually.

The HellFighter 5 has a lithium-ion battery pack that is good for 80 minutes on a single charge.  The lights will run indefinitely when plugged in, as they would be when mounted to a vehicle.  They do charge while running.

SureFire Hellfighter 5

The weight is not bad:  5.1 pounds including the battery pack.

SureFire expects these will be shipping in the very near future.  MSRP has not been set yet, but the rep told me to expect to see something around $3,900.

SureFire Hellfighter 5

SureFire Hellfighter 5

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  • BattleshipGrey

    I hope the rep meant to say you get 3 or 4 lights for $4000. Otherwise Uncle Sam is going to be the only customer.

    • echelon

      That definitely doesn’t look like something that’s designed for us lowly citizens…

      • TV-PressPass

        Are you saying you DON’T have a few grand to spend on a flashlight? Psh. You probably don’t want to spend $20k on a TrackingPoint either!

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    A few years ago I got to go caving with a friend who’s an engineer over at Surefire, and he brought along a prototype of the original Hellfighter. Holy Hell, that thing was amazing. Really lights up those big underground rooms 🙂

  • Azril @ Alex Vostox

    I bring these thing to a Daft Punk concert and now I’m banned from their concert FOREVER. Thanks SureFire!

  • guest

    How is this even remotely firearm-related?

    • dan

      Because someone that uses it may have a firearm somewhere in the vicinity? Or because the company that makes it makes lights for weapons.

      • guest

        They may also have a roll of toilet paper or a jug of motor oil in the vicinity. That IMHO does not mean this website should cover cars and housekeeping, just because of remote relevancy.
        In general this is one of many “articles” that indicates the downhill slope of the content quality on this website.

        • David Sharpe

          Then don’t come here. This is military related and it’s firearm related because it’s to be used in conjunction with weapons.

    • bob

      Maybe because they can mount on vehicle mounted guns?

  • Michael

    How do I mount this to my AR?

    • Frank J

      There is a rail system on the flashlight. Please do mount it on your AR and take a photo, posted it up here for us to enjoy! = )

      • Michael

        I can think of better things to do with that kind of money.
        How powerful is a car head light? Could you not just go down to an auto part store and buy a spotlight.
        Maybe just buy a used car for $3,900. they come with 2 light free!!!

      • BryanS

        Not mine, but Nick C is a flashlight collector:

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  • JaxD

    Doesn’t JC Witney sell a handheld rechargeable 1,000,000 cadela light for about $50?

    • The Hun

      Unless something costs 50x what a citizen can buy the same item on the internets for a govt agency won’t even consider buying.

  • Orion Q.

    Remember people, the hell fighters are intended for plugged in vehicle use (helicopters, ATVs, trucks) and assist with the crew served weapons and other mounted weaponry for engaging at distances at night. This was never intended for a everyday person to own to walk around with in your back pack.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Except Helicopters have better choices and Trucks/ATVs have more affordable choices.

  • Hyok Kim

    Could be great for home defense. One might not even have to shoot!