SureFire HS2-A Minimus Variable-Output LED Headlamp

SureFire HS2-A Minimus Variable-Output LED Headlamp

SureFire HS2-A Minimus Variable-Output LED Headlamp

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Product Highlights

  • 1 - 100 Lumen
  • White LED Emitter
  • Knurled Output Dial Switch
  • Light Assembly Rotates up to 90°
  • IPX7 Submersible to 3' for 30 Minutes
  • Polymer and Aluminum Construction
  • Built-In SOS Beacon
  • Made in the USA
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SureFire HS2-A-BK overview

  • 1Description

The black HS2-A Minimus Variable-Output LED Headlamp from SureFire is a high-efficiency LED headlamp that provides warm-colored light designed to penetrate dust and fog. With its smooth wide beam optimized for your field of view, the output is adjustable from 0 to 100 lumens with a knurled right-hand control dial. Its light assembly head rotates up to 90° for precise positioning. The battery compartment, located in the tilt-control knob, features a short leash to prevent the cover from being lost. An emergency, long-running SOS beacon function continually cycles through the Morse Code sequence. The 1" wide adjustable headband features a moisture-wicking Breathe-O-Prene forehead pad for comfortable wear over long periods of use. Built from tough polymer and aluminum with a black hard-anodized finish, the HS2-A Minimus is designed for durability and submersible to 3' for up to 30 minutes. An included red filter provides a low light signature option that helps preserve dark-adapted vision.

Light Performance
  • Variable output from 1 to 100 lumen
  • Lens provides wide smooth beam throughout field of view
  • SOS beacon function automatically cycles through the Morse Code sequence
  • Included snap-on red lens filter for low light signature and preserving night-adapted vision
Switching
  • Type: Dial
  • Location: Right side of light
  • Rotating the dial adjusts output level for precise light control
  • Twist knob forward and back three times to activate SOS function
Construction Details
  • Head tilts up to 90°
  • 1" adjustable headband
  • Knurled knobs for sure grip adjustment
  • Moisture-wicking Breathe-O-Prene forehead pad
  • Battery compartment cap has a small leash to prevent loss
  • Body constructed of polymer, light housing is aluminum with hard anodized black finish
  • IPX7 rated: waterproof and submersible to 3' for 30 minutes
In the Box
SureFire HS2-A Minimus Variable-Output LED Headlamp
  • 123A
  • 1" Adjustable Headband
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    SureFire HS2-A-BK specs

    Illumination Source White LED
    Output Range 1 - 100 lumens
    Battery / Runtime 1 x 123A / Low: 50 hr, High: 1.5 hr
    Construction Polymer body with anodized aluminum housing
    Waterproofing IPX7 Waterproof, Submersible to 3' (1 m) for 30 Minutes
    Weight 3.3 oz (93.6 g)
    Packaging Infoxbxwczwdrxzvsttste
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 5.4 x 2.2"

    SureFire HS2-A-BK reviews

    HS2-A Minimus Variable-Output LED Headlamp is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Headlamp I've Ever Used I've used several headlamps and this is by far the best. First, I really like the ability to adjust from 0 to 100 lumens. Most headlamps give you 2, maybe 3 different brightness levels. Also, it's great that it has an SOS distress beacon that switches on separately from the adjustment knob. I like that there is not a big battery pack with a cable at the back of my head, too. Initially I was only going to give this 4 stars, as I found the angle adjustment frustrating, because when I'd try to angle the light upward the battery cap would unscrew. However, once you've adjusted the beam angle up and down a few times, it loosens up and as long as the battery cap is on tight it will not unscrew. All in all, this is a fantastic light!
    Date published: 2010-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another tough light from SureFire After using inexpensive led lights clipped on the brim of my hat for nightly farm chores as well as for doing preflights on the helicopter I fly, I finally decided I needed a light I could easily aim as well as adjust the brightness. I looked at Petzl lights and others but failed to find anyting that really stood out. When I got the email ad from SureFire for the St. Minimus, my curiosity was piqued. I own a SureFire A2L which is a great light. The St. Minimus is made in much the same fashion, with a machined aluminum body that will aim up or down infinitely as well as adjust brightness from very dim to extremely bright. You can read the numbers in the spec sheet but the light is bright enough for me to use when carting horse manure from the barn, up the trail, into the woods where we store it. I can turn it up and see details several hundred feet away - well enough to avoid the occasional skunk or deer. When preflighting the helicopter, it keeps both my hands free to open cowlings or hold onto hand holds while peering into compartments. The light goes where I point my head. It really makes checking out a transmission compartment on top of a Bell 412 or an EC 135 a lot easier. I am still not completely sold on the CR-123A batteries. I wish I had the capability of using rechargeable NiMH batteries. If I had gone with the Minimus with the larger battery pack, that would have been an option. But the added weight and harnessing were not things I wanted. So far, the battery life with the 123 seems to be pretty good but I will have to use the light longer to really know. If you want a bombproof, versatile, functional headlamp that should last as long as you want to use a headlamp, the St. Minimus sure looks like it is at the head of the pack. It's not cheap. But like most things SureFire, it is beautifully made and thoughtfully executed.
    Date published: 2010-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from God Stuff I use this product walking in the woods before first light. Turning the light on and off is both easy and practical. No tiny little button to feel for with a glove on. Some people have commented on the single battery and a shorter battery life. I believe you have to balance that truth with the brightness and intensity of this little light. This headlamp is great and is of the same quality as one of their small flashlight I purchased a year and a half ago. Don't be afraid to spend the few extra bucks. Its a solidly built product that produces a bright light and will last many years.
    Date published: 2014-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very good headlamp I purchased this headlamp for use around the house, hiking, and for riding at night with my bike. I have a couple of other SureFire products, and have high expectations for the brand. The Minimus doesn't disappoint--the beam is bright and wide, and is bright enough for any task I have. The beam projects enough light to illuminate immediately in front of me on the bike, but doesn't throw enough focused light to be perfect for biking (but it's not really made for that anyways). Otherwise, the light is great. It stays on my head firmly even as I move around, and doesn't feel uncomfortable even after wearing it for 30+ minutes. The included red filter is useful for nighttime reading, and while I hope to never need it the SOS feature of the light may prove very useful at some point. I also own a *, and find that it boasts better features (flash mode) but the plastic housing isn't nearly as durable as the aluminum casing of the Minimus.
    Date published: 2012-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A high quality, comfortable headlamp I bought this light for walking my dog and skate skiing at night. The light is comfortable and reasonably bright with an excellent field of view and light dispersion characteristics. I only wish the batteries lasted longer but that is the trade off for having a light with little weight. I would definitely buy one again.
    Date published: 2012-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent headlamp I'm an avid hiker and photographer. Many times I start or finish hikes in the dark and use this headlamp to find my way in the woods. It's incredibly sturdy, bright, easy and simple to use and reliable. I can't think of anything I don't like about it except for the fact that I wish all surefire flashlights had continuous power control from 0 lumens to their max like this does. I love that feature.
    Date published: 2010-01-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality The saint minimus is very light and small. The light intensity can be easily controlled with one single knob. The included red light filter is very good for astronomy (reading charts, etc.). I mainly use the headlamp for automotive use and have found it to be an excellent addition to my tool box.
    Date published: 2012-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and bright I wore this for the goruck challenge and it survived a beating. It is waterproof and I put that to the test. It lasted all night at brightest setting under intermittent use. No negatives except it ain't cheap.
    Date published: 2013-06-14
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