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CheckMate: Innovative FoxFury Rook LED Flashlights
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These are the first commercially available flashlights to intentionally resemble a chess piece

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Press Release - 9/8/2011

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Rook CheckMate LED Flashlight

Rook CheckMate LED Flashlight

Rook MD1 LED Flashlight

Rook MD1 LED Flashlight

VISTA, Ca. - FoxFury Lighting Solutions has officially released its Rook MD1 and Checkmate compact LED flashlights. These are the first commercially available flashlights to intentionally resemble a chess piece. The MD1 and CheckMate are extremely bright (up to 600 torch lumen) and feature a rounded square anti-roll head with a strike bezel. These may look like pieces from a game but these are serious lights designed for first responders (including law enforcement) and for emergency preparedness or general use.

The combination of a powerful CREE LED and deep reflector create a tight beam. The MD1 is 220 torch lumen with an 8 degree beam while the CheckMate punches out a blistering 600 torch lumen with a 10 degree beam. Each light has a tactical switch and 3 modes: low power, turbo-strobe (varying frequency for disorientation) and maximum power.Rook CheckMate and MD1

"Customers from all over the world had been asking us for years to create bright and affordable LED flashlights that have a unique look and function. These look like rook chess pieces but we sought to create the king of all-white LED compact flashlights," said Tim Ellwood, Law Enforcement / Military Sales Manager for FoxFury.

The MD1 and CheckMate have the ability to be powered by either standard lithium (two CR123) batteries or a rechargeable Li-ion (one 18650) battery. These lights feature a strike bezel for protection and/or to break glass if needed. Both Rooks are made of aircraft-grade aluminum, are black hard anodized, and are waterproof, impact resistant, and fire resistant.

"I've been a professional flashlight user for the past 30 years and I'm not easily impressed by new lights. I literally said 'holy s&#t that's bright' the first time I turned the CheckMate on. I was truly amazed how much light could come out of such a small package," said Ellwood.

Rook MD1

• 220 torch lumen
• 4.8 oz (130 g)
• Length: 4.9" (125 mm)
• MSRP: $89.99

Rook CheckMate:

• 600 torch lumen
• 6.4 oz (181 g)
• Length: 5.8" (147 mm)
• MSRP: $199.99

Video Beam Shots of CheckMate & MD1

About FoxFury:

FoxFury Lighting Solutions creates unique and cutting edge lighting products that reflect the needs of our customers, who demand quality and dependability. FoxFury is best known for its niche LED headlamps designed for specific markets including Fire, Industrial, Hazardous Area, Law Enforcement, Forensics and Recreational. FoxFury was formed in August 2003 and operates out of Vista, CA USA.

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