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New LEDs Light the Way
LED Replacement Heads
Professionals — be they military, law enforcement, or fire/rescue — demand reliability
and performance from their flashlights. Traditional high-performance torches used
incandescent bulbs, and while never shying away from sheer lumen power, these
bulbs were more than willing to consume lots of lithium batteries along the way.
Recognizing these facts, and also looking to expand their consumer base, SureFire
recently unveiled a line of powerful LED replacement heads for their popular flashlights.
The new P60L assembly and the KX1/KX2 replacement heads leverage Cree-based
LED technology to provide maximum lumens with minimum power consumption.
The P60L reflector assembly converts any SureFire running a P60, P61, P90, or
P91 incandescent lamp assembly into a longer-running (and higher-output in the
case of the P60) LED flashlight. For a few seconds’ work, SureFire states that the
P60L drop-in will provide a maximum of 80 lumens with a runtime of up to 12 hours.
SureFire’s KX1 conversion head replaces the entire incandescent head on their
1-cell E1E flashlight, and also replaces the older KL1 head found on earlier E1L models.
Similarly, the KX2 head converts 2-cell E2E/E2D incandescents as well as older E2Ls.
With the introduction of these new assemblies, not only has SureFire brought the
latest high-efficiency LED technologies to the masses, it also has introduced a practical,
environmentally friendly lighting solution. —Joseph Pasquini
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