SureFire Unveils Cost-Effective 2211-series Signature Rechargeable LED WristLight

    2211 Signature Variable-Output Rechargeable LED WristLight

    Tactical flashlights worn on the wrist, known as wristlights by SureFire, have continued to develop since TFB first reported on them in 2013. At that time, the adornment was little more than a flashlight with a max output of 180 lumens with a steep initial price of $495. That particular light-only variant evolved significantly in both quality and consumer price – now seen on SureFire’s website for $169.

    SureFire 2211 Variable-Output LED WristLight

     

    For those seeking a more watch-like option, the company released the SureFire 2211 Luminox WristLight (Rechargeable Variable-Output LED WristLight + Watch) in 2013, a variant that remains prohibitively expensive for most of us at retail price of $649.

    Great news for those interested in the gear but not necessarily the luxury. SureFire has announced the 2211 Signature Variable-Output Rechargeable LED WristLight. At roughly 30% the cost, your first thought might be, “Okay, what’s the difference?”. You’re not alone. I went through the product pages for you line by line, because TFB loves you.

    2211® Signature
    Variable-Output Rechargeable LED WristLight
    SureFire 2211® Luminox® WristLight
    Rechargeable Variable-Output LED
    WristLight+Watch
    Lumens &
    Run Time
    High: 300 lumens / 1 hour*
    Med: 60 lumens / 4 hours
    Low: 15 lumens / 13 hours
    High: 300 lumens / 1 hour*
    Med: 60 lumens / 4 hours*
    Low: 15 lumens / 13 hours*
    Surefire Note: *All performance claims tested to
    ANSI/NEMA FL1-2009 Standard.
    * Runtime until output drops below 10% of
    maximum output at this setting. (ANSI standard)
    Length: 2.36 inches Unknown/Unpublished
    Weight: 3.75 ounces 5.0 ounces
    Battery: Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
    Model-specific
    features (1):
    MaxVision Beam™ (apparently that’s a thing?)
    Hard-anodized aluminum body
    Classic design
    High-quality Swiss quartz movement
    Self-illuminating tritium hands and markers
    that glow continuously
    Hardened, scratch-resistant mineral crystal
    Sealed gasket for water resistance
    Lightweight, hard-anodized aerospace aluminum
    Heavy duty rubber wristband
    Retail Price: $199 $649

    (1) – These features are reiterated from the respective product pages. Items like a scratch-resistant face may be common to both, but weren’t specifically mentioned.

    Additionally, the new Signature watch states “There’s even an optional 2211 WristLight Conversion Headstrap accessory (sold separately) that allows you to convert the WristLight into a headlamp”. While I assume this headlamp will work with the Luminox model as well, it isn’t mentioned on the website.

     

     

    Corey R. Wardrop

    Corey R. Wardrop is the Museum Curator for the Institute of Military Technology in Titusville, Florida where he manages one of the finest, if not the finest, firearms collections in the country. Corey is a former OIF infantry Marine and has worked professionally in the firearms industry for over 20 years. In 2014 he obtained an unrelated Bachelor of Science degree from one of the nation’s leading diploma mills. Through his work at IMT he is currently studying CAD design with an emphasis in reverse engineering rare firearms.
    Corey asks forgiveness for his novice-level photographs and insists they are improving dramatically thanks to certified rockstar http://nathan-wyatt.com/. Corey can be reached at [email protected] and always appreciates suggestions for future articles.
    For the record, Corey felt incredibly strange writing this bio in the third person.


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