LaserMax Announces New AR Weaponlight

    Those seeking illumination now have one more option to consider. LaserMax, typically known for their lasers and rapid expansion into the weapon-light sector has announced the physical debut of their “Manta-Ray” series of weapon-lights. The Manta-Rays will be available for purchase at the NRA Annual Meeting show floor. As one would suspect with the name, the Manta-Ray is produced in partnership with Manta rails.

    The Manta-Rays will be available for prospective customers to “touch and feel” after a soft-launch at the SHOT Show. LaserMax opted to release the concept after “overwhelmingly positive reception from media and shooting sports insiders.”


    The Manta-Ray is a quick-detach picatinny rail-mounted light that is user adjustable for brightness with a “unique light signature” (not sure what that means). The Manta-Ray is powered from an on-board rechargeable battery.

    For those wanting to be night-time tactical, an infrared version coined the “LMR-IR” will also be available (for those curious, the standard Manta-Ray is called the “LMR-M”. The Manta-Ray will be compatible with the LMS-RAS tape-switch, which interfaces via Mini-USB.


    Retail is set at $219 for the visible-light version and the LMR-IR infrared Manta-Ray is set at $265. 

    Features Courtesy of LaserMax:

    • Snaps on and off firearm rail in seconds

    • Mint green LED offers maximum visibility and prevents eye strain

    • Features adjustable brightness (dimmable from 140 to 20 lumens)

    • Discrete status indicator light displays battery life

    • Infrared (IR) version also offered for use with night vision (LMR-IR)

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

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