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Flashlights can make a big difference during a game. Not only they can be used to illuminate a low visibility scenario, they will also help us see the path of the BBs fired or to blind an opponent during an assault. Element Airsoft knows it and that is why it offers a wide range based on models of real operators and that provide a great service to airsofters. These are some of the latests releases to the market.

EX441 Mount

  • LED CREE G2-R5
  • 250 lumens of white light
  • RM45 mount
  • Remote push button DS07 included
  • Powered by two CR123A battery (3.0 V)
  • Available in black or dark earth

This model reminds us of the M312 Scout Light model by Sure Fire. We like the fact that it is not too long, which makes it perfect for mounting in short handguards and does not extend the profile excessively.

The RM45 mount allows us to place it on the inner or on the upper rail, being able to fix the flashlight at 45º without protruding as much as those models that are parallel to the RIS so it does not get stuck.

It mounts a CREE XLamp XP G2-R5 LED that, depending on the brand, can generate a 250 lm white light. In the back it has a DS07 head that allows us to use it in two ways: by clicking on the button to switch it on and off, or by attaching a remote button in case we have it on the other hand.

EX442 SF M322 Scout Light & ADM Weapon Mount

  • LED CREE XPG-R5
  • 250 lumens of white light
  • ADM Mount
  • Remote push button DS07 included
  • Powered by a CR123A battery (3.0 V)
  • Available in black or dark earth

This flashlight bears certain resemblance to the M322 model by SureFire. It is a compact model, ideal for short handguards models where longer flashlights may be uncomfortable, and that nevertheless works equally well in longer models.

It can quickly and safely be mounted on any MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rail thanks to its ADM hook, with which you just have to press the button to open the lever and then close it again to block the opening of the hitch. All this in a matter of seconds, without tools and without even taking off the gloves.

Its LED CREE XPG-R5 provides 250 lumens (according to the manufacturer) of white light that concentrates in an intense halo in short distances and which disperses in longer ranges offering greater peripheral illumination. To activate it, you can use the back button (to obtain a continuous light) or the DS07 button (for momentary light).

The remote button is included and consists two pieces of Velcro to hold it to the replica although, while we actually prefer methods like rubber bands or insulating tape (yes, like real operators) if we do not have clips like the LaRue’s to help us hold it.

EX443 M603V Scout Light with DS07

Switch Assembly

  • LED CREE Q5-WC
  • 150 lumens of white light
  • Modes: Continuous light, strobe light and safe
  • Remote push button DS-SR07-D-IT included
  • Powered by two CR123A (3.0 V) or 16340 (3.7 V) batteries
  • Available in black or dark earth

This flashlight reminds us of one of similar design in the SureFire catalogue. With the the difference that, among other, where the SureFire mounts an IR light, this model has a strobe light.

The LED CREE Q5-WC offers a white light of 150 lumens (according to the manufacturer) that can be alternated between the continuous light mode and the strobe mode, with a "safe" or off position in between, very useful to avoid turning it on accidentally.  This LED is not as powerful as the other two analysed here, but it is still effective to play airsoft.

To activate the light, you can use the button on the back that will allow you to turn it on and hold it with a simple click, or the remote DS-SR07-D-IT button that will allow you to turn it on momentarily until you stop pressing it.

The push button has two buttons and double cable, like the one included with the SF flashlight. One of the cables goes to the flashlight and the other is designed for the joint use of an ATPIAL or DBAL. So each of the buttons activates the corresponding device, the one that goes to the flashlight with a protruding shape so that it is much more intuitive, comfortable and fast to turn on.

Its shape and the elasticity of the material allow you to attach it to a RIS without difficulty and always keep it in position

EX445 M612V Scout Light with DS07 Switch Assembly and RM45 Offset Mount

  • LED CREE XLamp XP G2-Q5
  • 150 lumens of white light
  • Modes: Continuous light, strobe light and safe
  • RM45 mount
  • Powered by two CR123A (3.0 V) or 16340 (3.7 V) batteries
  • Available in black or dark earth

This Element model bears similarities with the SureFire M612V Scout Light, with an elongated body that will work very well with our medium/long length replica. Its main feature is a rotating head that will allow us to vary between the continuous light mode, the strobe mode and the lock to avoid switching it on accidentally.
 
The RM45 mount will allow us to choose to mount it on one side or on the top to place the flashlight body at 45º with respect to the handguard, offering a lower profile and preventing it from getting stuck with the equipment or anything in our surroundings.

This model has a CREE XLamp XP G2-R5 LED that, depending on the brand, can generate 150 lm of white light. It also has a DS07 rear switch with a button to switch it on and off, and an input for a remote button that can be very useful if the handguard is very long.

The choice of flashlight that you are going to attach to a rifle depends largely, first, on the rifle itself, but also on how you play and where you play. And that increases the possibilities exponentially, so we appreciate the effort by Element Airsoft to keep its catalogue updated with a choice of models that not only have certain similarity with those used by professionals, it also offers several solutions to airsofters.