Lucid C3 Weapons Light | SHOT 2017

During the 2017 SHOT Show, Lucid premiered their new C3 Weapons light. The Lucid C3 Weapons Light is a 300 lumen weapon light that is designed for use on a carbine rifle. The light housing is made of 6061 aluminum, and has an IPX8 waterproof rating. The Lucid C3 runs on 3 AAA batteries and has a run-time of 3 hours. These tough little lights are backed with a limited lifetime warranty.

The C3 Weapons light is 2.75 inches long and has a mounting length of 1.5 inches The C3 Weapons light weighs 22.5 ounces.

The C3 Weapons Light has dual CREE XPE2 LED’s.

The on/off switch on the C3 Weapons light. The 3 Weapons light has a strobe function built in.

I really like the C3 Weapons light. I would personally mount the C3 Weapons light at the 12’o’clock position on my Ar-15. In this position I could operate the Light with my right or left hand, depending on how I was deploying my rifle. I would not mount this on a pistol, nor do I think it was designed for pistol use. I am glad Lucid is getting into the weapons mounted light market. I look forward to see what they do in the future. I will be asking my editor to get one of these units for us to test.

Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez currently resides in the mountains of central New Mexico. He has an M.B.A, an Ar-15/M16/M4 armorer certification from Specialized Armament Warehouse as well as a Glock armorer certification. Aside from writing for The Firearm Blog he works as a Clinical Analyst for a large Hospital. He spends his free time farming, ranching, hiking, fly-fishing and hunting in the beautiful forests and prairies of New Mexico. He can be reached at


  • mig1nc

    I would really like if they had it so each light emitter could be triggered separately, and have one be IR and one white. Dedicated lenses could give better performance than a Surefire Vampire head if done correctly.

  • RSG

    I don’t know how this will hold up to recoil, impact or the rigors of the elements, but the package is incredibly aesthetic and the profile is MUCH MUCH better than the antiquated barrel shaped lights that dominate the market. Haley’s attempt to reconfigure a weapon light was admirable, but has run into reliability problems. As much as I love this design, I’m skeptical these will suffer the same fate, if not worse.

    • T Rex

      You mean all that punishing recoil from an AR rifle?

      • Fred Johnson

        Even simple blowback .22 pistols tend to shake loose low end optics or cheaply made lights.