Every Maxa Beam Searchlight has the following range when set to high beam and focused to its tightest 1° spot:

  • 0.25 lux @ 6,925 meters (4.3 miles) [ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard Range]
  • 1 lux @ 3,500 meters (2.15 miles)
  • 12 lux @ 1,000 meters (.62 miles)

The measurement and calculation of Range is defined by the ANSI/NEMA FL1: Flashlight Basic Performance Standard. According to this standard, a flashlight’s range is the calculated distance at which it will provide a light intensity of 0.25 lux on target.

Using the calculations set forth in the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, the Maxa Beam’s range is nearly 7 kilometers!

Practically speaking, however, 0.25 lux is a very small amount of light and factors like moisture or particles in the air and limitations on optics will impact the real-world, practical use of 0.25 lux at 6,925 meters. Peak Beam Systems therefore typically rates the Maxa Beam’s range as the distance at which it will provide the more useable intensity of 1 lux on target.

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