The Maxa Beam is a high intensity, long-range searchlight with an unparalleled output of 12,000,000 Peak Beam CandlePower. The Maxa Beam Searchlight is used for search and rescue, surveillance, perimeter security, and non-lethal escalation of force operations and has been battle-tested by the United States Armed Forces and numerous government agencies for over twenty years.
What Makes the Maxa Beam Unique?
- Motorized Beam Width Adjustment: Use the hand that holds the light to rock a joystick switch that changes the searchlight’s beam width from a 1° spot to a 40° flood.
- Disorienting Strobe Function: The Maxa Beam’s strobe function can be activated with the hand that holds the light, leaving the other hand free to hold a weapon or communication device. The operator can change the strobe’s frequency and duration (how quickly it flashes and percentage of the flash cycle that is high beam) in the field.
- Long Range of Illumination: The Maxa Beam’s precision electroformed reflector and Xenon lamp are engineered to produce a tightly focusable beam of light that can illuminate targets up to 2 miles away.
- Optional Infrared Filters turn the Maxa Beam into a covert IR illuminator that enhances the performance of night vision devices and IR-sensitive cameras. With the most popular filter (850nm) installed, the Maxa Beam can illuminate in infrared up to ¾ miles away.
- State-of-the-Art Rechargeable Batteries: Power the light for up to 2 hours and 50 minutes on one charge using alightweight Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery.
How is the Maxa Beam Typically Used?
Non-Lethal Weapon / Escalation of Force: The Maxa Beam’s powerful output and strobe function immediately disorient a target by impairing their ability to see without causing any permanent damage. The military frequently uses the Maxa Beam as a Non-Lethal Weapon (NLW) to detect, deter, and disrupt an oncoming vehicle or boat, thereby minimizing the unnecessary use of lethal force.
Search and Rescue: The Maxa Beam’s long range, easily adjustable beam width and long battery run time make this searchlight an invaluable tool for SAR operations.
Perimeter Security: Carry the Maxa Beam on a nightly patrol or use a clamp mount to easily mount the light on a vehicle. Computer-Controlled Maxa Beam Searchlights can be integrated into remote-controlled sensor and camera systems on pan and tilt positioning devices.
Covert Surveillance: When used with an IR filter, the Maxa Beam provides illumination that is invisible to the naked eye. IR illumination enhances the clarity and range of Night Vision devices and is especially useful for filling in shadows or shining through the window of a dark building. Peak Beam’s Infrared Filters are compatible with all Maxa Beam Searchlight models.
Shipboard Protection: The Maxa Beam’s long range of illumination and intense daylight-colored beam make it a useful tool for maritime applications where vessels must be detected and identified at long distances. The Maxa Beam is frequently paired with acoustic hailing devices such as the LRAD-RX® from LRAD Corporation in order to deter targets and create increased standoff and safety zones.
Crew-Served Weapons Light: Maxa Beam Crew-Served Weapons Lights are designed to withstand the shock and recoil of a .50 caliber machine gun. The operator can control all functions of the CSWL including beam width adjustment, high/low beam, and strobe, from a rugged switch assembly at the rear of the weapon. The Maxa Beam CSWL is currently listed on the U.S. Army’s Common Table of Allowance.
Border Protection: Computer-controlled Maxa Beam Searchlights are installed on surveillance towers, integrated into remote camera systems, and used as portable illuminators on the U.S.-Mexico Border. The searchlights have aided in detection, identification, deterrence, and non-lethal applications and have contributed towards reducing the numbers of illegal border crossings.