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Light for Life Flashlight:
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Runs without batteries and can be charged by plugging it into a wall adapter or DC car charger

5.11 Tactical® Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 9/1/2009


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Light for Life™ UC3.400™

Light for Life™ UC3.400™ from 5.11 Tactical

MODESTO, Ca. - How successfully your family can ride out an emergency could depend on how well you prepare. Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest households should always have a dependable flashlight on hand, in case of an emergency.

Most people have reached for a flashlight in that crucial moment only to find the batteries are dead or the bulb broken. But thanks to new smart technology, including advanced capacitors and highly durable LED bulbs, homeowners can turn to a reliable flashlight that recharges in only 90 seconds, produces two hours of light per charge and lasts more than 100 years-without the use of batteries.

5.11 Tactical®, a leader in high-endurance gear, which has supplied uniforms and equipment to emergency responders and law enforcement for more than 30 years, has developed the Light for Life™ UC3.400™, a rechargeable flashlight that's powered by an advanced capacitor energy management system called FlashPoint™ Power Technology. The Light for Life flashlight runs without batteries and can be charged by plugging it into a wall adapter or DC car charger so that families still have light, even when the power is out. The flashlight is also lightweight, water resistant and more cost efficient than other heavy-duty flashlights on the market and has virtually no parts to maintain or replace.

Additional emergency preparedness items recommended by the CDC include:

• Several clean containers for water, large enough for a three- to five-day supply (about five gallons for each person) and water-purifying supplies, such as chlorine or iodine tablets, or unscented, ordinary household chlorine bleach;

• A three- to five-day supply of nonperishable food, including baby food and diapers for infants;

• A first-aid kit and manual;

• Sleeping bags or extra blankets;

• Prescription medicines and special medical needs;

• Personal hygiene supplies, including soap, toothpaste and disposable cleaning cloths, such as "baby wipes," for the family to use in case bathing facilities are not available;

• An emergency kit for your car with food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and sleeping bags;

• A battery-powered radio and extra batteries.

Where To Find Out More

For more information on the Light for Life flashlight and to find a dealer nearby, visit 511tactical.com or call (866) 451-1726.

A new kind of flashlight, the Light for Life™ UC3.400™, fully charges in 90 seconds, stays charged for up to two hours and lasts more than 100 years so families are always prepared in an emergency.

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