SureFire’s Outdoorsman Series Utilizes New LED TechnologySurefire LLC Press Release
FlashlightNews.org - 6/19/2007
LEDs used in Outdoorsman flashlights will generate higher light outputs, using the same power source
Surefire's improved Outdoorsman E2L Flashlight
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Ca. - SureFire®, designer and manufacturer of high-performance illumination tools, has upgraded its Outdoorsman Series with new light emitting diode (LED) technology. The new, super-efficient LEDs used in Outdoorsman flashlights will generate higher light outputs, using the same power source. They also, at a given light output level, run longer than the LEDs previously used in SureFire E1L and E2L flashlights.
The new, electronically regulated LED still utilizes a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens to help maximize light transmission and create a user-friendly beam with a bright center and gradually diminishing corona. The one-battery E1L now has a maximum output of 30 lumens (a 5 lumen increase) and a total runtime of 10 hours, a 150% increase. The two-battery E2L now has a max output of 45 lumens (up by 15) and a 133% increase in runtime—14 hours of total useful light.
Both lights are still made from aerospace-grade aluminum and hard anodized for a strong, durable finish. O-ring seals help keep out moisture, dust, and dirt, and a strong Pyrex window protects the solid-state LED from impact. The Outdoorsman series flashlights feature stainless-steel pocket clips, convenient click-on/off switching, and patented lockout tailcaps to prevent accidental activation during transport or storage.
The diminutive E1L measures only 3.3 inches long and weighs a mere 2.2 ounces with batteries. The slightly larger E2L is 5.25 inches long and weighs 3.5 ounces. MSRP for the E1L is $99; $129 for the E2L. Both lights are available through authorized SureFire dealers or direct from SureFire by calling 800-828-8809 or visiting www.surefire.com online.