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5.11 Tactical Press Release - 11/1/2010

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Light for Life™ - Eliminates Need For Batteries

Light for Life™ - Eliminates Need For Batteries

MODESTO, Ca. - Green living gets a lift from a futuristic flashlight: brilliant portable LED light source, no batteries, recharges in minutes and durable construction. The 5.11 Tactical Light for Life™ is a professional grade flashlight with advanced capacitor technology that eliminates the need for batteries and that's bright news for the environment.

On a conservative estimate, about three billion batteries are sold annually in the U.S. Batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, which can contaminate the environment when batteries are improperly disposed of. Batteries can also leak and are potentially explosive. 5.11 Tactical's breakthrough ultracapacitor technology has eliminated the use of any batteries; so there are no batteries to recharge, recycle or contaminate our landfills, not to mention the cost savings on replacement batteries. Because the ultracapacitors are made of mostly carbon and aluminum and they don't contain any heavy metals and are RoHs compliant. The result is one of the greenest portable light sources on the planet.

A Rechargeable Flashlight Without Batteries

Light for Life™ utilizes a sophisticated energy management system called FlashPoint™ Power Technology. This technology utilizes environmentally friendly ultracapacitors that work together with revolutionary computer circuitry to efficiently manage how energy is loaded into the flashlight, and then optimizes how the energy is dispersed to maximize both performance and runtime. 5.11 Tactical's Light for Life™ flashlight fully charges in 90 seconds when stored on the base and delivers up to 4 hours of total runtime with no battery fade.

Rugged and Durable

In addition to being green, the 5.11 Tactical light is built to last a lifetime. This durable flashlight was created to meet the demands and reliability of law enforcement and rescue teams. It remains the light of choice for police, fire and rescue units across the US. Constructed of a firearm-grade, high-strength polymer, the water-resistant casing is fully sealed against the elements with solid-state construction. It's abrasion, crack and bend-resistant with temperature-tolerant ultracapacitors rated at -40° F to 149° F (-40° C to 65° C).

Brilliant Light

The high-performance Light for Life™ UC3.400 produces 270 peak lumens in bright mode, 90 lumens in standard mode, and has a 270-lumen tactical strobe...all recharged in 90 seconds. The three LED bulbs on the flashlight are rated for 50,000 hours and never have to be replaced. Its performance remains virtually un-degraded for a minimum of 10 years without replacing anything.

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5.11 Tactical® Capacitor Flashlights

The Light for Life flashlights from 5.11® are the next generation of flashlights, the only professional grade lights utilizing advanced capacitor technology. This technology eliminates the need for batteries and eliminates memory fade issues. 5.11® flashlights are lightweight and charge in just seconds with up to 2 hours of run time. The temperature-tolerant ultra capacitors are rated at -40° F to 149° F (-40° C to 65° C). Top-of-the-line Cree LED brilliant-light bulbs in the flashlight are rated for 50,000 hours and never have to be replaced. The casing is ruggedly built of firearm-grade, high-strength polymer that is abrasion, crack and bend-resistant. This solid-state construction is water-resistant and fully sealed against the elements.

About 5.11 Tactical Series®

Located in Modesto, California, 5.11 Tactical Series® creates innovative, user-required products that enhance the safety, speed and performance of law enforcement, military and fire/EMS professionals. Built on a foundation of durability, quality and value, 5.11 Tactical's team of more than 200 employees leads the industry in delivering functionally innovative gear, head to toe. The company was ranked #211 on the 2007 Inc. 500 list. Learn more about 5.11's best-selling tactical clothing, station wear, uniforms, outerwear, footwear and accessories at

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