In the late 20th Century a company called SureFire (formerly Laser Products) came out with a reasonably sized, highly robust, truly tactical light that put out a “blinding” 60 lumens of light via a quality beam, using a tail mounted button. Since then, SureFire lights have only gotten more robust, more powerful and more versatile. Now, they can add another superlative: more intelligent. This is because the SureFire P2X Fury with IntelliBeam (IB) technology ($229) does what no other flashlight can do: sense how much light you need and automatically make the appropriate adjustment.

The P2X Fury’s bigger brother, the 3PX Fury Intellibeam ($279), is 7.2 inches long and weighs 7.8 ounces. The P2X Fury IB is 1.4 inches shorter (5.8 inches) and over an ounce lighter. Both models have 1.37 inch bezels and are housed in 1-inch diameter aerospace-grade aluminum tubes. The P3X Fury IB will send out from 15 to a truly blinding 1,000 lumens. The P2X Fury IB puts out 15 to 600 lumens. Powered by common 123A lithium batteries, runtime on full power is 2.5 and 1.5 hours respectively. The tail switch can be used for momentary or constant on.

For those needing a dedicated weapon light, the M600 IB Scout Light ($299) offers capabilities similar to the P2X Fury IB, with output from 100 to 500 lumens for up to five hours. It has a thumbscrew mount that will fit on any Mil Spec 1913 Picatinny rail. Contact SureFire, LLC, Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 828-8809; Web: www.SureFire.com