The RL-11 is a High Intensity Discharge (HID) light with a 35 watt HID lamp, producing 3200 lumens (approximately 15 million candlepower in a retail setting). In a side by side test, it outperforms the $4000+ Surefire Hellfighter in brightness and distance. The RL-11 produces a 3000 foot beam in the 4300K color range (daylight color). The RL-11 HID light is “instant on” and takes less than 2 seconds to come to full power and color. See the pictures below for beam description. The RL-11 is assembled in the United States and carries a 3 year warranty.
A booted push button switch on the top and a flat bottom surface makes the RL-11 a popular handheld, weatherproof work light for indoor and outdoor use. An integral micro-relay enables the user to power this HID light from 12/24V vehicle or boat cigarette plug socket directly. Once disconnected, the light will automatically switch to the lithium ion battery, which will support the light for 90 minutes. A 4 hour recharge time is required to top off the battery, but as a lithium ion it is not necessary to fully charge or discharge the battery to maintain the longevity. The battery shelf life is about 16 months (i.e. you can fully charge the battery and leave it the tool box for up to 16 months and it will still have a charge left when you go to use it).
Beam power and longevity
The RL-11 HID light is configured to deliver a spot beam in excess of 3000 feet. A snap on diffuser lens is included in the blow mold style carrying case that enables the operator to convert the light to a soft, wide flood beam that covers an area 200 feet long and 200 feet wide. The 35 Watt Philips HID bulb does not contain a breakable filament and is rated for 2500 hours of life.
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RL-11-M Package Contents
The light comes with a blow mold carrying case, HID light, 4400 mah battery, flood lens, shoulder strap, removable magnetic base and wall charger. The case has room to store a spare battery and accessory vehicle coil cord with cigarette plug.
The battery requires 4 hours to fully recharge. Spare batteries are available and easily changed. The round screw on tail cap at the back of the light accesses the battery which slides out. A second battery can be used while another discharged battery is charging. The light can also be used without a battery, by simply attaching the optional accessory coil cord to the plug in the back of the light. The RL-11 HID light will run indefinitely from an alternate 12/24V power source, including vehicle, boat and ATV cigarette plug sockets. The light can be attached via accessory cord to any power source ranging from 9-32 volts.
THERE IS NO VEHICLE CHARGER FOR THE BATTERY. The battery is charged via a wall outlet. For vehicle charging of the battery, a 75 Watt inverter in required. The charger draws .4 amps.
The lens is 3.9 inches OD. The light is 11 inches long, 7.5 inches tall, 4 inches wide. The RL-11 weighs 4.6 pounds.
The RL-11 HID light draws 13.3 amps to start for 60 seconds and then 3.3 amps to run.
The RL-11-M includes a swiveling, tilting magnetic base that is removable. This enables the operator to attach the light to any steel surface and position the beam. It is also popular for non-metallic surfaces, because the same beam positioning ability works on non-metallic surfaces as well. Basically, the operator can set the light down and the swiveling and tilting base holds the beam position that the operator establishes for the light. The magnetic base can be unscrewed and removed so that the RL-11 is more portable for traditional handheld use.
Popular accessories include the covert IR lens, snap on red hunting lens, snap on amber lens for fog/smoke and the accessory coil cord with cigarette plug.
LUX Measurements: In SPOT
At The Lens: N/A
At 10 Ft: 33,500
At 15 Ft: 11,820
Lens Temp: 136 Degrees F
Head Temp: 98 Degrees F
Lux Measurements: In FLOOD
At the Lens: N/A
At 10 Ft: 826
At 15 Ft: 382
Lens Temp: 120 Degrees F
Head Temp: 90 Degrees F
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2800 foot street with natural lighting.
2800 foot street with RL-11 HID light.