Surefire is known for its military and tactical products, and hunters rely on the brand to light it up too. The California-based company manufactures everything from the SOCOM Series Suppressors to its line of firearm lights, like the X300U, a high-output white LED with 600 lumens.

What many miss is Surefire’s offerings of accessory products, like this year’s improved wrist light options. The wrist lights solve small problems that often become big problems, like when you don’t take the time to dig your flashlight out of your pack before climbing down from the deer stand or you’re trying to gut an animal, quickly, before dark and don’t have a free hand to put some light on the job.

These wrist lights possibly offer an alternative to the headlight hunters often use when hands-free is critical, while some use the wrist lights as a supplement to other light sources. One big advantage of the wrist light is the beam goes where your hand goes, a difference maker for shooters when firing a handgun.

This year, Surefire offers two styles of watch wrist lights.

SureFire 2211 Luminox Wristlight, $649 MSRP

SureFire 2211 Luminox Wristlight

This watch offers tactical light output combined with the reputation of Luminox. The 2211 model — rechargeable like the original — features a high-performance LED. Its Swiss-made watch face is integrated into a lightweight, rugged body that straps securely to your wrist via a durable rubber wristband. It features self-illuminated watch hands for low-light applications.

Additional features include:

  • High-performance LED and proprietary refractive optic produce a broad beam at three useful levels: 300, 60 and 15 lumens
  • Integral Luminox watch features self-illuminating dial for low-light readability
  • High-strength, lightweight aerospace aluminum construction with Mil-Spec hard anodizing for extreme durability
  • Built-in LED fuel gauge lets you know when to recharge battery
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, micro-USB charge port and USB charging cable

For spec and more details, click here.

2211 Signature, $199 MSRP

Say you love the watch/light combo idea. You know the product would be useful in plenty of situations you find yourself in, but you’re not keen on spending nearly $700 on one. That’s where the 2211 Signature comes in. At $199, it’s a more feasible  expenditure and, right now, Amazon has the watch listed for as low as $149.

2211 Signature

What about features? This watch has the micro-USB charge port for easy recharging, just as the Luminox does, and Surefire’s product description goes into great detail to ensure readers understand the light’s value to those who use the wrist light while shooting.

“The 2211 Signature automatically aligns with a handgun when the weapon is held with a standard two-handed grip, projecting sufficient light for threat identification at close to medium range in low light and darkness. Its broad MaxVision Beam, created by a precision faceted reflector that shapes the LED’s output into a seamless wall of white light, is generated at three output levels: 300, 60 and 15 lumens. The first two levels are bright enough to overwhelm an aggressor’s dark-adapted vision, providing a tactical advantage, and the lowest output level is perfect for tasks that don’t require so much light, such as loading gear.”

Additional features include:

  • Precision-faceted reflector creates perfect MaxVision Beam that’s wide and evenly dispersed
  • Ambidextrous switching activates three levels of useful light: 300, 60 and 15 lumens
  • Quality timepiece fully integrated into the body for added functionality
  • Fuel gauge indicates remaining battery power
  • Powered by a single rechargeable lithium-ion battery

For spec and more details, click here.