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5.11 Search & Rescue Flashlights at SHOT Show 2013

5.11 Search & Rescue Flashlights at SHOT Show 2013


Alright, here we are at 5.11. I’m with Mike and we’ve got some new products coming out this year on the flashlight and headlamp
line. So, what have we got right here? So we’ve got a new family of flashlights coming out this spring. Ideally, they’ll be
available at the end of April. And this is our new search and rescue line, kind of building for the tip of the spear, the search and rescue folks have come to us and asked us to produce some really durable and high output products. And it really crosses over well to the middle
and higher end outdoor customer. We’ve got two torches and two headlamps. The torches have a lot of common features. Really, the
big difference is in the battery power, the output, and the run time. Both have anodized, aluminum construction in the bodies; a TPR thermoplastic rubber overmold, so
that way you’ve got great grip with your hands wet or dry, gloved hands or bare hands; nice little reflective inserts in there,
so if you drop it at night, it would be easy to find it if it’s not already on. The
smaller one is two AA alkaline batteries and both of
these have a lockout tail cap to preserve battery life when they are in the back because a lot of times these will just be sitting and waiting for the next emergency. Lockout tail caps and like with all the other 5.11 flashlights, they come with the batteries
included. Great. So this is the A2, it uses two AAs; this is the A6 it uses four AAs. They have super robust construction and are highly weather
resistant. Probably around the 1st of February we’ll be able to publicize our lumen output and our run time but I guarantee, in both cases, they are really going to surprise the market place. I got to say, to just pick it up, it has got a great feel. Just how you constructed the body, the hand just grips to it right now. Yea, yea. Great feeling light. Then we’ve also come out with,
in late april, two headlamps. This is the H3, this uses three AA batteries, this is the standard. It has got a rotating head through 90 degrees,
aluminum heatsink on the back because we’re driving these little puppies real hard. So we wanna make sure it doesn’t get hot. In both cases, the head lamps have a
lockout switch on the side, so you again can inadvertently turn it on. You can just switch that on right now. You’re not going to burn your batteries up inside the bag. It has got a high output on the spot for high,
low, and off and then a different switch for the flood which has a high, a low, and an off. You can run them both together, independently, whatever you want to do. It’s so important to have that feature, to have that spot depending on what you’re doing or being able to switch to that flood. So you have your white area and then you can see far down the trail wherever you need to go. Right and being able to turn the module down, you know, you can do
close working and find your way to the latrine easily. On the inside, fully stretched head straps. these will fit over any head, any helmet, and there’s a nice little tack strip on the
inside to keep a good grip. I can move around a lot. Also, it stays gripped if your head is dry, or
wet, or sweaty and then we’ve got reflective stitching on the borders. Again, this is not about riding in covert situations, this is about being seen and being able to see. And its battery pack has a nice little LED power status indicator and these are easily
removable. I don’t have one here but you can upgrade to a nickel metal hydride rechargeable
battery pack. So you have whatever the output and runtime is, you’ll still have that but you’ll have the option to keep your battery costs down. Typically, we expect about 500 charge cycles on those batteries. Wow, great feature. Exactly, you can do it. Actually, without even taking the headlamp off your head, it’s that simple. Nice. And then this is sort of our big bruiser. This is the H6, it runs on, as i said, the nickel metal hydride but also it comes standard with six
AA batteries. And it has got the same battery charge
status indicator, same construction, same features, except
much more output, much longer run time. So this is really for your serious
operations. So looking at the front of that right there, you can tell that is a serious headlamp. Yea, this is going to, we’re not sure today so don’t quote me on it, but we feel that this is probably going to be between 400 and 500 lumens long and a nice long runtime. On a headlamp, amazing. Wow. So a lot of new lights coming out from 5.11: some really new head lamps, some cool hand held lights, and there’s going to be shipping around April, will they be ready to go? Yep. At the end of April? Yep. At the end of April, we will be looking for those. Mike, thank you so much for spending some time with us today. Thank you, great, appreciate it.

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