FOURSeven Flashlights

 

FOURSevens Flashlights is a relatively new company. Founded in 2008 with the desire to improve on high-performance LED flashlights, FOURSevens has contributed to the LED flashlight world. Don’t let their company’s youth fool you. FOURSevens design their flashlights with high-performance, quality and affordability in mind. Committed to pushing technological boundaries, FOURSevens helps lead the high-performance LED flashlight market with their innovations. ¬†They have recently re-branded themselves: from 4Sevens to FOURSEVENS.

FOURSEVENS offer affordable flashlights that are high-performance and durable. You can find wonderful deals on FOURSEVENS flashlights at BladeHQ.com.

Below is a flashlight comparison chart of their Quark line.

4Seven Quark Flashlight Line Comparison
Pro QPA Pro QPL Pro QP2A Pro QP2L Pro QP2A-X Pro QP2L-X Turbo QB2A Turbo QB2L
Settings (lumens)
Moonlight 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2
Low 4 4 4 4 2.7 3 4 4
Mid 22 22 22 22 24 65 22 22
High 85 85 85 85 115 160 85 85
Maximum 109 205 205 230 280 360 205 230
Runtime (hours)
Moonlight 240 360 720 720 360 600 720 720
Low 48 60 120 120 72 120 120 120
Mid 6 13 24 20 20 11 24 20
High 1.5 2.7 5 4.5 2.5 4 5 4.5
Maximum 1.2 0.8 1.3 1.8 2.2 1.8 3 2.8
Length(in) 3.8 3.2 5.8 4.5 5.8 4.5 6.2 4.9
Weight(oz) 1.8 1.4 2.2 1.8 2.2 1.8 3 2.8
LED Cree XP-G Cree XP-G Cree XP-G Cree XP-G Cree XM-L Cree XM-L Cree XP-G Cree XP-G
Power 1 AA 1 CR123A 2 AA 2 CR123A 2 AA 2 CR123A 2 AA 2 CR123A
Price: $63.00 $59.00 $66.00 $65.00 $78.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00

 

Surefire Flashlights

 

Surefire flashlights are among the finest, toughest, and brightest flashlights in the industry. Surefire exemplifies high-quality, durability and reliability in all their products.

Some of their flashlights are constructed with a high-strength aerospace-grade alloy which then are protected by an anodized finish of aluminum oxide. This anodized aluminum alloy construction makes the flashlight resistant to damage from impact or crushing and makes it small and light weight. Surefire also make a few of their flashlights out of Nitrolon (a proprietary high-strength, non-conductive, impact-resistant, glass-filled polyamide nylon polymer).

All Surefire flashlights produce optimal beams with no rings, hot spots or shadows. A flashlight is only as good as it’s reflector. Surefire reflectors are made from CNC-machined aluminum instead of stamped metal or molded plastic.Each reflector surface is

…covered with tiny ripples that reflect light at slightly different angles, smoothing out beam irregularities and producing a bright central area surrounded by a gradually diminishing corona. This sort of beam is perfect for tactical applications because it clearly illuminates the main object of interest while providing enough light for the observer’s peripheral vision.

Most SureFire flashlight models are made of tempered, coated Pyrex glass. This window not ‘lens’ protects the reflector and lamp from debris and water. An anti-reflective coating is applied to the window to reduce reflection loss which increases net lumen output. Some of their flashlights are modular which allows you to reconfigure your flashlight with available accessories.

Below are four SureFire flashlights (pictured above) that I feel are great flashlights to have in any situation and won’t break the bank.

Surefire Flashlight Comparison

 


E1B Backup

P2X Fury

6PX Defender

G2X Pro
Price $160.00 $155.00 $115.00 $95.00
Battery 1 Lithium 123A 2 Lithium 123A 2 Lithium 123A 2 Lithium 123A
Weightwith battery (ounces) 2.8 5.7 5.2 4.4
Length (inches) 4.0 5.4 5.2 5.2
Bezel Diameter (inches) 1.00 1.37 1.25 1.25
Maximum Light Output (Lumens) 110 500 200 200
Minimum Light Output (Lumens) 5 15 14 15
Runtime at Maximum (hours) 1.3 1.5 2 15
Runtime at Minimum 37 46 45 45

SureFire flashlights are pricey, but the quality and superiority you receive in a SureFire flashlight is worth the spending the extra dollars.