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80 Lumens of Backup

Designed as an everyday-carry flashlight for undercover police officers or as a backup light for patrol officers

SureFire, LLC Press Release - 2/13/2008

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SureFire's E1B Backup™

SureFire's E1B Backup™

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Ca. - SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, has just released the sleek, powerful E1B Backup™, which was designed as an everyday-carry flashlight for undercover police officers or as a backup light for patrol officers. Its hard anodized aluminum body features "melted" styling - no knurling or rough edges to catch on clothing - making the Backup a great everyday-carry for law enforcement professionals and civilians alike.

At a length of only four inches, and a weight of 2.8 ounces, the Backup doesn't take up much space in a pocket or weigh down a duty belt. Its virtually indestructible, dual-output light emitting diode (LED) delivers two useful light levels: 80 lumens of blinding white light on high; 5 lumens of useful light at its low setting. The extremely efficient Backup delivers maximum output for 1.3 hours of tactical-level light (enough to temporarily overwhelm an aggressor's night-adapted vision) and offers useful light levels (sufficient to write a citation or navigate a dark path) for an impressive 37 hours on a single SureFire lithium battery.

"We wanted to create a light for our customers that wear a suit every day while making that same product purposeful for a law enforcement officer to wear on their duty belt," says Matthew Hemenez, Director of Product Management. "The officer could immediately utilize the Backup if a primary light is not available or no longer useful."

The Backup's two-stage, click-on/off tailcap is programmed to deliver all 80 of its lumens when fully depressed because, in high-stress situations where seconds count, there is no time to fumble for a switch to get maximum power. Inside the bezel is SureFire's patented TIR (Total Internal Reflection) lens which is sealed beneath a durable Pyrex® window and it's O-ring sealed to keep dust, dirt, and moisture out. The Backup also comes with a two-way pocket clip, which lets a user carry it bezel up or down, depending on personal preference. The Backup is a powerful, reliable, finger-length flashlight that's always at the ready.

About SureFire

Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire manufactures high-performance flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm's way or anyone who demands the best. SureFire illumination tools are used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations groups than any other brand.

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