Wolf Eyes Sniper II Pro
Lumens: 1,070 lumens (Yes, you read that right!)
Runtime: 1 hour regulated high, 70 hours + low
Complete with charger and rechargeable battery
Covered by our "5 year no nonsense body warranty"
This torch has Free Registered Post (or free Express Post but Auspost doesn't offer insurance on Express) included - no postage cost to you.
The Wolf Eyes Sniper II Pro is a compact high intensity LED tactical torch with 6 output levels including emergency strobe, disorientating strobe and huge 1,070 lumen high beam. It comes complete with rechargeable battery and Australian charger. Only a few short years ago outputs like this where unimaginable in a handheld torch, now this all fits in your hand.
The Wolf Eyes Sniper II iPros similar to the Wolf Eyes Sniper II but with the addition of the Procap. The Procap enables preselection of any mode before turning the torch on, all via the rotary dial on the cap. This means a mode such as the disorientating strobe can be chosen before it is needed. There is a heptagon (nut like sides) at the base of the head to prevent rolling and a tailcap which allows tailstanding (standing on it's tail to reflect off a ceiling) and the attachment of a lanyard. The head has very mild crenullations to protect the lens of the torch and if used in an emergency to break a window, concentrate the force of the blow.
The Wolf Eyes Sniper II puts out a large 1,070 lumens with the deep reflector giving a good mix of long distance spot and flood. The high beam runs for 50 minutes, medium beam for 4.3 hours and low beam for over 70 hours. There are 6 levels of light output, high beam, medium beam, medium low beam, low beam, slow strobe for emergency use and fast disorientating strobe.
The beam of the Wolf Eyes Sniper II Pro is designed for fast target acquisition. To this end it has a bright hotspot surrounded by spill light. This means you can aim the hotspot at your target, if your target moves they are still within your beam, you only have to move your light directly onto them, rather than searching in the darkness with a pencil beam. The Wolf Eyes Sniper II iPro s pre-focussed between 0 - 100 metres, as focussing takes valuable time and of course if a torch is focussed for 15 metres it will not be in focus at 100 metres.
The beam of the new 1,000 lumen Sniper II Hunter (Hunter version is identical to the Sniper II Pro except for dual tailcap with tapeswitch) on top compared to original 350 lumen Sniper 260 Hunter below, both at 100 metrtes (click for larger).
Sniper II Pro at 100 metres
Sniper 260 at 100 metres (taken from the same tripod as Sniperr II photo above)
The Wolf Eyes Sniper II Pro has an incredibly rugged construction, probably unlike most other torches or flashlights commonly used in Australia in police or military work. Constructed of aircraft grade aluminium with a brass liner, the Sniper II Pro is designed to have a 25.4mm (1") diameter body, making it both easy to hold and easy to mount, 1" being the standard firearm mounting size. The Wolf Eyes Sniper II is a high output torch with modest size. Most people don't realise that LEDs put out considerable heat, but unlike an incandescent torch which projects the heat out the front, LEDs heat the base they are mounted on. Overheating an LED results in permanent damage and reduced light output for the life of the LED. To remove the possibility of damage to your LED, Wolf Eyes have a brass liner inside the torch and a substantial aircraft aluminium body. The brass liner, as well as maintaining high electrical conductivity, mates to the mount of the LED and conducts heat along the body of the torch or flashlight, using the mass of the body as a heatsink to dissapate the heat.
Wolf Eyes torches are regulated, meaning they don't dim or lose intensity like many other torches including other LED torches. The regulation has two advantages, it means the power to the LED is consistent, so the LED will be running at it's optimum with the battery being boosted as it is being depleted, the second advantage is you don't overboost the LED which can permanently damage it, this happens with torches not designed for rechargeable batteries or accumulators. Of the 50 minutes runtime of high intensity light this torch is capable of, the first 43 minutes is regulated, with a slight dimming in the last minutes.
Australian Approved Charger
The Wolf Eyes Sniper II Pro LED Tactical Torch comes complete with rechargeable battery and Australian approved charger. We have noticed a number of torches on the Australian market with non approved chargers. The advantage of an Australian approved charger is that it is both safe and legal to connect to an Australian power supply, meaning it meets OH&S requirements and also your insurance is ok in a residential or business situation.
The battery utilised in the Sniper II Pro LED torch is the LRB168A (18650) rechargeable lithium ion battery. Utilised predominantly in notebooks, this battery provides large outputs (including rapid discharge high amp outputs) from a relatively compact package. So powerful is this battery that it powers the Tesla Roadster electric car (an electric car built on a Lotus Elise chassis with a 0-100kmh time of 3.9 seconds). One huge advantage of the Wolf Eyes Sniper II LED flashlight is that it has been built with these rechargeables in mind, rather than disposable CR123 batteries (which cost $10 each in shops in Aus).
All Wolf Eyes batteries are protected, meaning they have a small computer chip built in to one end, this controls charging and discharging, designed to reduce the risks of powerful batteries. We have seen lithium ion batteries explode and would never sell an unprotected version.
Environmentally, rechargeable batteries are a winner. Like most quality lithium ion batteries, our rechargeable batteries are rated for 1,000 recharges under ideal conditions. Even if you took 500 recharges as a reasonable figure, each rechargeable battery you use would save 2,000 AAA batteries, 1,500 C cell batteries or 1, 000 CR123 batteries from landfill, a wothwhile saving (based on a 2 x CR123, 3 x C cell or 4 x AAA torch providing similar runtime). Even if the environment isn't your priority when purchasing a torch or flashlight, the financial saving is huge and as a bonus you get to feel good about the environment.
The Wolf Eyes Sniper range of torches are upgradeable to a brighter LED when they come out. Unlike older design torches and flashlights, the Wolf Eyes modular design allows replacement of the LED when a brighter unit (or different wavelength such as red, green or infra red, etc) is available. We have regularly upgraded 100 lumen, 130 lumen, 170 lumen and 260 lumen models up to a higher level and expect to be doing the same to 1,000 lumen units in years to come. We have installed many coloured and IR LEDs in existing torches. The extremely durable construction of Wolf Eyes mean they last for years, reassuringly upgrades are available to keep your torch at the forefront of lighting technology.
The LED and control module/regulator removed showing the brass liner of the torch which mates with the brass base of the LED module for thermal and current transfer. This also illustrates how easy it is to change or upgrade the LED module in the future.
Cold Weather Performance
One of the huge advantages of rechargeable lithium ion batteries, besides their huge outputs, is the ability to operate in colder temperatures. Many have been frustrated by the loss of power in AA and NiMh batteries in cold temperatures. That is not a problem with Lithium Ion. To take the photos here, we turned a torch onto low, placed it in a tray of water in a freezer for 4 days till the water became an ice cube, then removed and photographed. The torch was on for the 4 full days in the freezer!
What's in the box
Comparison between the Sniper II Pro (1,070 lumens) and the Sniper 260 Hunter (350 lumens)
Different Levels of the Procap
This short video shows the different levels of the Procap and the ability to preselect a level before turning on - the video goes through high, medium, medium low, low, slow emergency strobe and the fast disorientating strobe. The torch is then turned off and low preselected. Then off again and the disorientating strobe is selected.
This torch isn't 'just as good as a Wolf Eyes' - it is a Wolf Eyes!
You deserve it.