The Dual-Mode Light Beam is a Nerf tactical rail accessory that was released in 2008 under the N-Strike series. It requires two "AAA" batteries to operate.

It comes packaged with the Recon CS-6 and the Element EX-6 Action Kit.


The Dual-Mode Light Beam has an ambidextrous slider that can control the focus of the light. It will project a concentrated light which may change its size by pulling the grey switch on the side of the beam selector.

The Dual-Mode Light Beam is best used at night or in moderate darkness. It will drop accuracy when the distance is longer than fifteen feet.

Additional details are the notable tactical rail at the top of the unit.

Color schemes

The Dual-Mode Light Beam has been released with the following color schemes:


  • This, along with the tactical scope and the Spylight's tactical flashlight, are the only tactical rail attachments that have their own tactical rail.
  • In the dark, some of the light will leak through the plastic. This can be fixed by opening it and smothering the inside with black marker ink. This may make the color look a little off from the outside, though not a lot.
  • Contrary to what less-informed Nerfers believe, it is not a laser sight. The light beam is not concentrated or powerful enough to produce a fine red dot. Nerf brands it as a "red-dot" beam to make it sound more interesting.
  • It is also available in a value pack of the Longshot CS-6, which also included a barrel extension and six Streamline Darts.