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    2,000 lumens for only $7,000 !!!

    2,000 lumens for only $7,000. Sounds too good to be true? Yes. But it gets better. This light only weighs 4.5 pounds and lasts an astounding 1.5 hours !!!

    I plan on purchasing two of these beasts and mounting them to the sides of my bike. Sickness!!!



    * The Beast II has taken over the title of its limited-edition progenitor, The Beast, as the most powerful flashlight-type illumination tool SureFire has ever produced.
    * Despite its name, the Beast II is only 15.5 inches long and weighs just 4.5 pounds - quite manageable with one hand. But it can crank out a 2,000-lumen beam of tightly focused white light, which is roughly equivalent to 130 two D-cell flashlights.
    * The Beast IIís extraordinary light output comes from a High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamp. This is the same type of lamp found in streetlights and stadium lights, but Beast IIís HID fits inside a reflector less than 4 inches in diameter.
    * HID lamps are both extremely bright and extremely efficient, producing almost four times the lumen output of an incandescent lamp for an equal power input.
    * Originally designed for applications such as border patrol, maritime interdiction, search and rescue, and other situations requiring a super-rugged portable searchlight, The Beast II is also uniquely suited for a number of outdoor applications, such as boat navigation, landmark identification, wildlife identification or surveying, outdoor photography, and big-room caving.
    * The utility of the original design has been increased by incorporating an array of 12 white light-emitting diodes into the reflector.
    * The combined light output of these LEDs is about the same as a two D-cell flashlight, which allows Beast II to function as a general-use light when the full blast of the HID lamp isnít needed.
    * The Beast II performs under all weather conditions and is brutally tough - itís built from aerospace-grade aluminum with a hard-anodized finish, and is virtually immune to failure from mechanical shock because both the LEDs and the HID lamp have no filament to burn out or break.
    * Power is supplied to the Beast II by twenty 123A lithium batteries held securely inside four cylindrical chambers machined into the flashlight body. These energy-dense batteries provide a remarkable runtime of 1.5 hours for the HID lamp and 20 hours for the LED array.
    * The Beast II features a unique rotary power ring switch located just below the head. To operate the HID lamp, rotate the ring clockwise. To operate the LEDs, rotate counterclockwise. A lock-out tailcap prevents accidental activation during transport or storage.
    * Tempered Pyrex window with anti-reflective coating with rugged aerospace-grade aluminum body, Mil-Spec Type III hard anodized in black - O-ring sealed, weatherproof
    * SPECIFICATIONS
    o Max Output: HID - 2000 lumens or LED - 12 lumens
    o Runtime: HID - 1.5 hours or LED - 20 hours
    o Length: 388mm / 15.5 inches
    o Bezel Diam: 100mm / 4 inches
    o Weight: 4.5 pounds / 2kg
    o Battery: Twenty 123A Lithium (included)
    o Colour: Black

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    Surefire lights do kick major ass.

    I have their 6P light and after five years of HEAVY abuse it works just as bright and nice as the day I got it.

    Don't work for them, just a satisfied customer.
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    What only a measly 2000 lumens? Have a look at mudmojo’s 6000 lumen killer!

    Actually come to think of it, a Lupine Betty or two may actually sound affordable!

    Both of them do make nice lights though.

    Dave.

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    Yeah c'mon, everybody complains about Lupine prices... are you kidding?

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    Is this a joke, £3500 for a feckin torch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd
    Lupine prices... are you kidding?

    To be honest they’re terribly expensive here locally. I was trying to be as light hearted as possible though!

    You would also know from my other posts that I really do admire Lupine lights, and can accept the prices to a degree. I do try and provide constructive criticism though, because I do believe that they can be made even better then they already are.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Low_Rider
    To be honest theyíre terribly expensive here locally. I was trying to be as light hearted as possible though!

    You would also know from my other posts that I really do admire Lupine lights, and can accept the prices to a degree. I do try and provide constructive criticism though, because I do believe that they can be made even better then they already are.

    Dave.

    I hear ya Dave. I also work as Designer, so I understand constructive criticism But $7k for a flash light that puts out 2000 lumens Even my top-of-the-line dh race bike would only retail for about $6500, at most.

    Dave, just out of curiousity, what might they do to make them better. I'd like to hear your opinion.

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