Surefire has long been know for making quality lights that have reasonable performance, high intensity discharge lights in general have their pros and cons. Some of the downsides include start up time, quality of light, poor dimming, and UV & IR outputs.
For my application a solid state light source is much more manageable and will allow me choose a better CCT, as well as have several luminus output levels.
One of the biggest challenges for this project will be optical selection/management. The stock reflector is design for a HID light source, the LED(s) I use will not be compatible with this reflector so a multi lens/reflector setup will likely be the solution.