Sightmark 3000 Lumen Spotlight

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Whether you’re focused on honing your tactical skills or interested in spending as many hours as possible in the woods you undoubtedly own more than a few lights. Some are simple flashlights, and more than likely there are untold numbers long forgotten in various drawers and boxes. Others are specifically made for tactics or hunting, but are handheld. And then there are the lights designed to be mounted to your firearms. Even those particular lights can be hard to find in your hoped-for design, whatever it may be. Companies such as Sightmark understand the importance of seeing what you’re after which is why they offer a full line of sights, lights, and binos. Now they’re also offering a 3000 lumen spotlight capable of getting the job done in more ways than one.

The Sightmark SS3000 Tactical Spotlight is designed for both handheld and mounted use; the light can be mounted to your firearm with the integrated accessory rail. However, its true versatility is found in the fact it can be used for either tactical work or hunting. It has three settings: 800 lumens on strobe, 1500 lumens on low, and 3000 lumens on high. The light itself is a 7x Cree U2 White LED and it’s powered by a 4x 18650 rechargeable battery pack. According to the company a full charge gives the user one hour at 3000 lumens, two hours at 1500 lumens, and 4 hours at 800 lumens set to strobe. Features include a digital selector switch and a red lens filter which is absolutely necessary for hunting use. As for its ability to withstand recoil, Sightmark lists their SS3000 Tactical Spotlight as capable of handling the recoil of a 12-gauge shotgun.

The spotlight measures 7.5″x3.6″x3.4″ and weighs 28.5 ounces. It has an IP67 rating and is listed as submergible for up to one hour at one meter. One rechargeable battery pack, an AC power adaptor, a red lens filter, and a carry handle are included. MSRP $359.99.

We all need some good lights in our go bags and as part of our regular kit. If you’re looking for a light capable of throwing stunning light, take a look at the Sightmark SS3000 Tactical Spotlight. And if you’re not familiar with Sightmark, visit their website to find out what they’re all about at www.sightmark.com.

Take a look online at http://www.sightmark.com/product.php?item=388 



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Rick O’Shay

    “designed for both handheld and mounted use”…

    Yeah, there’s no way in hell I’m mounting a nearly 2 pound flashlight onto my gun.

    • Roy G Bunting

      Mount it to one of those flare launcher stock adapters, add a (airsoft) cheap red dot, tactical light cannon. 🙂

  • Der Fuhrer

    How many moneys?

    • Rick O’Shay

      MSRP $359.99

      • Christopher Wallace

        too many monies. buy some chinese stuff for $80 and get the same thing

      • Der Fuhrer

        Wow- that is many monies

      • MisterTheory

        I worked for a while for a company in Madison owned by a guy that’s name was pronounced exactly the same as the way you have written yours. Hmmmmm.

        • Rick O’Shay

          I promise that’s not me. My online ID is just a play on ‘ricochet.’

  • Mazryonh

    The claimed lumens output is impressive, but the runtimes and the implied levels of battery drain is not (draining four 18650 Lithium-ion batteries in one hour is quite a lot of power drain). There should have been more settings on this light, such as a 1 lumen “firefly mode” to maximize battery life in an emergency situation or a 500 lumen “low power” mode to extend battery life while still being able to see your environment at night. If you end up lost or injured in the woods an SOS signaling mode might also be useful.