Surefire LX2 LumaMax has a two stage switch which throws 200 lumens in a good steady beam on high and then on low it is 15 lumens. The Surefire LX2 LumaMax is quite small, small enough to be a pocket flashlight, backup or fit in the glovebox of your car. Unlike some other flashlights like this one, the Surefire LX2 LumaMax has the tactical-correct push button tailcap. This particular style push button switch lets you instantly select with output mode you want to use. By pressing momentarily the 15 lumens low beam; press further and the 200 lumen mode turns on. If you are using the flashlight for a longer period, just twist for constant on low beam, twist further for constant on high beam. This flashlight uses the more expensive CR123 batteries but even on high mode it will produce a constant light source for 2 hours, because of the virtually indestructible LED emitter that regulates the output and runtime.
When compared to a Maglite 4D flashlight, the Surefire LX2 LumaMax clearly wins the competition. At about 15 yards, the high beam of light give a nice solid white light. At even 100 feet, you should have plenty of light to track your deer in the woods, or find your campsite. Another nice feature that Surefire is putting on the newer flashlights is the two way clip, giving you an option to carry the Surefire LX2 LumaMax with the head up or down.