Whether you need a flashlight or a helmet light, the FoxFury SideSlide C-Clamp allows for both. This rugged light comes with a custom adaptor that mounts to the side of a hard hat or firefighter helmet. Pressing and hold the release lever to slide the flashlight out. Insert the light into the holder and once locked into place, the light now becomes a hands-free helmet light. The SideSlide C-Clamp delivers a powerful 200 lumens focused beam and is best for use in structural firefighting along with rescue and industrial applications. The SideSlide works in all-weather conditions and can be submerged underwater. It is impact resistant and meets NFPA fire resistant requirements. This flashlight and helmet helps cut through smoke in structural firefighting, which helps the user operate safely and make quicker decisions.
Lumens: 70 - 200 lumens
Battery Life: 3.5 - 8 hours
Power Source: (1) 18650 or (2) CR123 Batteries - not included
Modes: 3 (High, Low, Flashing)
Weight (with batteries): 6.3 oz (179 g)
Weight (without batteries): 5.3 oz (150 g)
C-Clamp Weight: 3.7 oz (105 g)
Flashlight Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 1.1 (140 x 38 x 28 mm)
C-Clamp Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.8 x 1.6 (38 x 71 x 41 mm)
Certifications: IPX-7, CE, CE-EMC
Fire Resistant: Meets Requirements of NFPA 1971-8.6 (2013)
Waterproof: 3.3 ft (1 m)
Impact Resistant: 6.6 ft (2 m)
Color Temperature: 5700 K
LED Color: White
Operating Temperature: -4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C)
Materials: 6061-T6 aluminum; hard anodized housing; black
Beam Angle: 8 degree
Max Beam Distance: 1,200 ft (366 m)
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
What's Included: SideSlide Flashlight, SideSlide C-Clamp Adaptor, O-Ring Replacement, Clear On/Off Button, Hex Key, 3M Reflective Tape Strip
Optional Accessories: Rechargeable 18650 Battery, P/N 70-18650R, Battery Charger and Adaptor - AA, 18650 P/N 600-155, SideSlide C-Clamp Adaptor, P/N 85-010
First off, I really wanted to like this light. The idea seemed really cool - a super bright light for your helmet that was easily detachable and could be used as a hand light. Awesome.
Used it at a couple of fires now and it is very bright I mean very very bright it's nice it mounts great to my Karnes 880 helmet and keeps my profile low and lasts for 3 to 4 hours as advertised my only problem with it is my friend got one from a dealer here in town and even though both our packages are identical his light seems a little brighter I thought it may have been a bulb difference (like in reference to color temperature) his is slightly bluer than mine which makes me question whether or not I really have a Cree LED and ended up with a knock-off??? If you're buying this for fire service you'll definitely want to look at the rechargeable batteries with the chargers here on Amazon you can pick a decent set up for 20 to 30 bucks and it's really nice to swap them out every tour or after each big fire or event. If you want to buy the non rechargeables they're $30 for a set at the grocery store here so that's why went with the rechargeables
This setup is awful. First of all it’s huge, and very heavy for a helmet mounted light. With mount and batteries it’s a little over 10oz. That’s a half of a 20oz soda hanging on one side of your helmet!
I really want to like this light setup. The biggest and most serious drawback is the mount. You are limited to only certain spots to mount the light, and on top of that if you have a face shield on your helmet you can forget using this thing. Would've really like to see a mount that I can move to the top and the bottom of the helmet freely in a quick situation like some of the other less expensive mounting options out there. The fact this this is a fixed mount isn't bad, but seriously limiting to those who have face shields on their helmets since you cant mount it where you really want it.
I've only used this item for several weeks and it has already started to develop problems. The light flickers and dims with the slightest of jarring, usually when I remove/insert it into the holster, which is quite frequently. Everything else about the light is fantastic, this issue being the sole exception.
I haven't had this light very long and haven't had the opportunity to use it much. What I can say is that it is well made and bright. I'll update the review after some good hard use. I'm using it as a helmet light for firefighting. Several other firefighters at my department are using the same light and I thought I would give it a try. I also like that it can be taken out of the mounting bracket very easily to use as a hand held vs. helmet light, making it versatile in that aspect.
Good luck finding batteries for this flashlight. They do not come with, and ordering them through Amazon has been weeks and I still don’t have them. There are as good units out there that don’t use such obscure batteries.
So far so good. I haven't used this light in a building fire yet but have been next to a large semi-trailer fire at night. It was super bright and had no issues. I like the green flashing light on the back of the light to let those behind me know where I am. Removes out of the mount easily with one hand to use as a handheld light as well. I still have the original batteries that were included but I also ordered "TangsFire® 4pcs 18650 3600 mAh 3.7V Li-ion Rechargeable Battery + 1pcs charger", which seem to work great in it as well. Much cheaper than replacing the CR123 batteries.