Rugged and environmentally friendly
Made of a firearm-grade high-strength polymer, the 11.5" UC3.400 casing is fully sealed against the elements. It's abrasion, crack and bend-resistant. The temperature-tolerant ultracapacitors are rated at -40 F to 149 F (-40 C to 65 C). Also, the water-resistant, ruggedly built UC3.400 flashlight features solid-state construction.
Because the ultracapacitors are made of mostly carbon and aluminum, the UC3.400 contains no heavy metals. Since there are no batteries to replace, there is not only savings in the cost of the batteries, but also for the environment, as heavy metals in traditional batteries are extremely harmful to the ecosystem. Also, batteries can leak and are potentially explosive. The UC3.400 is also RoHS compliant. The fact is, the Light for Life UC3.400 is one of the most "green" tactical light sources on the planet. It generates minimal waste and uses less energy, thereby making it a responsible use of resources.
The Light for Life UC3.400 comes with a 12V DC charging base that plugs into a car, as well as a mounting plate and a belt ring. A full line of accessories will also be available including lens filters, flare cones, holsters and an AC adapter.
"This marks the beginning of a bold new era in flashlight technology," says 5.11 Tactical CEO Dan Costa. "The ingeniously designed Light for Life UC3.400 is so superior and innovative that it actually renders all others obsolete. It literally revolutionizes and transforms the portable rechargeable lighting industry."
Costa continues, "Ten years from now, after tens of thousands of charges, you'll still be able to depend on the Light for Life flashlight to get out there and work for you every day."
Now accepting preorders
The Light for Life UC3.400 is the first product of its kind in the world. Priced from $169.99, the flashlight will be available in early 2009. For a limited time only, 5.11 is offering free "Light for Life" t-shirts by mail-in postcard. 5.11 Tactical is currently taking individual and department flashlight preorders. Please visit www.511tactical.com today to locate your nearest 5.11 Dealer and secure your Light for Life UC3.400 flashlight.
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 www.511tactical.com.