I own a G2 Nitrolon. I don't use it on my helmet though. Great light though. The beam is very sharp. Works great. I carry a G3 LED Nitrolon in a holster as well.
Add this to it for 8 continuous hours of 80 lumen output: http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/m...efire-p-9.html
Surefire's output/runtime claims are skewed. The P60L module cannot put out 80 lumens continuously, it will overheat, and it only runs about 2 hours before it begins to drop off.
I have a Malkoff P60LL in a Surefire 6P tethered to my turnout coat. It really rocks.
Looks like a good set-up. I have the G2 and have used it quite a bit. It's a nice light, but I agree that it doesn't have nearly the continuous run time Surefire claims. If you're going to be using it a decent amount, look into buying the batteries in bulk (I think they sell a 24 pack). It will save you loads over picking up a pair at the local supply shop. Most online places should have them. If you can't find them, check some military sites like rangerjoes.com or uscavalry.com.
Have you tried it with the face shield down yet? Does it get any glare? Looks like it might pick up the edge of the shield, but that could just be the angle of the picture.
Surefire is finally marketing lights to fire rescue. If you go on thier webpage, they have several lights in hi viz yellow/green with reflective markings. They even sell one with the Blackjack mount right from the factory. Many of them also come with beam shaper kits which is a great idea for smoke.
The light you have is a standard G2 Nitrolon in yellow. The ones they show are all LED. I just noticed them last night.
They are not listed alltogether, you will have to scroll down alot.
A lady from surefire sent us two of the G2L Fire Rescue Lights to try out and then i placed a order for the Black Jack Helmet mounts . They work great best light and mount out there . We are going to order place a order soon for some of the lights and mounts . We also use a 4 AA LED light made by streamlight with the black jack mount.
I used to have a couple of G2 lights and they were good, but are pretty outdated now. They will still work fine, though. Runtime was about 45 minutes. Some bulbs would last for months of regular use and some would only last a few hours. The bulbs are sensitive to impact, though. Try not to drop the light much. I used both the G2 and its' metal cousin the 6P for ~2 years until I upgraded to LED lights. I have nothing negative to say about them.
The mount I couldn't use with my helmet. I have the Bullard FX helmet. I have a visor on mine and the mount puts the lens of the flashlight behind the visor mount so 1/4 to 1/2 of the lens is blocked. If I mount it below the brim, the light shines inside my visor and blinds me when it's dark out. It's even worse if the visor is scratched, dirty, dusty or fogged up. I've got a couple more different mounts on order that I will try until I find one that works.
Thank you for the compliment, I am Blackjack, we have never had a helmet with a visor problem before. Are you using it above the brim, or below? I would love to help you if I can. You can reach me directly off our web site. I do not want to look like I am trying to sell on this forum.
We just got combo packages of the Blackjack with a Streamlight LED. By far, the Blackjack is the best mount I have seen in years.
Great mount otherwise - works great with my 4AA Streamlight, and I still prefer it over the high-mounts some of my buds use.
The only thing that I can think of is that you may have the light too far forward. We designed it to sit BEHIND the visor, when the visor is down. I see people who place the light inside the visor (between the visor and their face). In this position, when you put the visor down, the light hits the flatter portion of the visor and it absolutely will bounce back into your eyes. If you put the lens directly behind the visor, (mine touches the down angle of the visor when the visor is in the down position) you should be fine, and the light will be aimed where your eyes look naturally. Any light that hits the visor in this position will wrap harmlessly away from your eyes following the curve of the visor. If you have it too far forward, the light starts to curve to either side and you do not get a straight shot of light. I hope this helps, if you want you can call me directly 888.222.9118, and I will do what ever I can to help.
Sorry for the belated reply. I have been away from the computer for a while. I had the head of the flashlight behind the visor mount. I tried it above and below the brim. Below the brim it was fine until the visor went down. Above the brim just didn't work well because the pivot point for the visor blocked the beam.
I took some pictures that will explain the problems a little better, I think. I will try to find somewhere to host them.
Email the pictures to me at firstname.lastname@example.org