Klarus Releases New Flashlights

Klarus Lighting Technology announced a number of new handheld flashlights at the recent SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Here is a quick look at three of them.

XT11GT

This is a tactical style flashlight in the company’s Military/LE line. It features a top output of 2,000 lumens with a 50 minute run time. The light will operate on both CR123A and 18650 batteries. It has a Micro-USB charging port for juicing up the 18650 directly.

These lights have the company’s dual switch tailcaps. A standard button activates the light in full power mode. A second switch looks like a semi-circular lever around the outer edge of the tailcap. This activates the strobe mode. Odd as it sounds, when I was playing with it at the SHOT Show, the dual switches seemed pretty easy to work with.

XT12GT

This light has a similar look to the XT11GT, but with some significant differences. The lumen rating is 1,600 with a stated run time of 1.2 hours. It runs on an 18650 battery and has a magnetic charger. The charging head is held to the charging port by magnets similar to the old MagSafe charger on Apple MacBook Pros.

XT12GT

The head of the charger can detach from the charging cable and be used as its own small light. While it is not terribly bright itself, it is still enough light to find the right key to open a lock or enough to eyeball a map.

Mi7Ti

For everyday carry, Klarus offers the Mi7 Ti. It is a 3.4″ long flashlight that runs on a single AA battery. According to the company, it provides 700 lumens of light output with a run time of 53 minutes. In addition to standard AA batteries, the light can also use 14500 Li-ion batteries. The light weighs less than 1.5 ounces.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Andrew Duffey

    Have had the regular XT12 for about 2 years and I love it. Used to be my duty flash light for security and daily carry until I updated to the XT11GT 3 months ago. The XT12 is now mounted to my AR. My XT12 has survived falling out of a polaris ranger at speed and other rough situations and never so much as flickered, it just keeps on working.

    • BattleshipGrey

      What are the price ranges?

  • DanGoodShot

    I really hate gear articles with no msrp’s. Ho hum.

    • RICH

      AMEN…… it could be anywhere on the reasonable to ‘totally insane’ chart ! ! I always was of mind that if the price isn’t listed….. it’s waaaay over priced ! IMHO.

  • alternator

    The switches are too exposed, easily being activated while in a belt pouch. I’m done with Klarus until they learn to protect the switches from unwanted activation.

    • John D

      You can lock the light and unlock with a triple tap to the side switch…but yes, they can turn on if you don’t lock it.

      • alternator

        That’s fine if you need to find something that rolled under the couch, but I don’t need a strike bezel for that. Defensively, that’s just not acceptable to me.

  • William M Durham

    Do not keep secrets what are the recommended sale prices, cheating to not give when you know

  • Sgt. Stedenko

    You forgot to mention that is you use standard CR123s or an 18650, the max lumens is 1300
    You have to buy their battery to get the rated output of 1600 or 2000 lumens.
    Amazon’s price is $90-$95