Digital Plus Series

Controlling the amount of light that issues forth from a handheld illumination tool is the hallmark of the Digital Plus Series. SureFire broke new ground with the introduction of the dual-light A2 Aviator, the world's first "smart flashlight" that combines three low-output LEDs with a super-bright Xenon lamp.The Aviator's pressure-sensitive tailcap switch triggers both the LEDs and the Xenon lamp, either the LEDs alone or both together, momentarily or constantly on. A four-stage switch, two levels of light? Yes, and that was only the beginning.

When SureFire first introduced the Digital Plus Series with one model, the A2 Aviator, no one had ever programmed a microprocessor to regulate a flashlight's output between two very different light sources.The low-level LEDs could be used to preserve dark-adapted vision, yet supply a modest amount of light for tasks such as map reading inside a cockpit. The LEDs come in red, blue, green, white and, for our military customers, infrared. But with a mere press of the switch, the user could instantly throw a dazzling beam of brilliant white light. The 50 lumen main beam fires such an intense stream of light that it illuminates the tail section of a Boeing 747, enabling a pilot to complete his pre-flight inspection with the same flashlight he can then use on the flight deck for night flying.

The Aviator's sales took off as everyone from pilots to policemen realized the benefits of having such a versatile illumination tool. However, there would be more to come.

The real breakthrough in the Digital Plus Series would remain hidden on our chief engineer's drawing board for another year. Now, in 2004, out comes the real goal of the Digital Plus Series— a multi-level flashlight with the ability to dial in the exact amount of light you need.The chief engineer considered such a flashlight to be the ultimate illumination tool— the Digital Ultra.

New for 2004, the Digital Ultra features a "selector ring" that allows the user to choose between six different levels of light output ranging from 2 to over 100 lumens. Think of it as Dial-A-Beam.

And the beam quality is exceptional. Don't think of the six levels of the Digital Ultra like those cheeseball "spot to flood" flashlights with their blurred beams and fuzzy dark spots.The performance of the Digital Ultra is pure and even light, at all selector settings. To activate the Digital Ultra, press the click-on tailcap and the light shines. Dial the selector ring to the level of light desired. SureFire's microprocessor takes over and emits the beam you need in your particular situation.

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Thanks to the long runtime of the Luxeon 5 watt LED used in the Digital Ultra, the newest SureFire will keep producing light long after a conventional tungsten filament lamp has given up the ghost. Set at a modest 2 lumens, enough to find your way in a dark cave or navigate back to camp on a moonless night, the Digital Ultra will run for over four days! If you've still not found your way home, it's time to break out a satellite phone.

While the Digital Ultra may be the ultimate flashlight in the Digital Plus Series, the Aviator has proven to be an excellent all-around flashlight. Aviators proven themselves in Iraq when elements of the U.S.Special Forces searched dark places for terrorist insurgents. Aviators proved themselves on the flight decks of commercial aircraft. Aviators proved themselves on patrol with sheriff's deputies. And yes, Aviators proved themselves during the Great East Coast Blackout of 2003.

Because everyone needs a little light and sometimes a lot of light. The subdued hue of a colored LED is perfect for close-up work in dim light, without the severe brightness of a Xenon lamp that can ruin dark-adapted vision.And yet the brightness of the Aviator's main beam is typical SureFire— intense.

If a multiplicity of light levels appeals to you, the Digital Ultra with its super-bright 5 watt LED will give you graduated levels of increasingly useful light. The lumen output ranges from 2 to 100. Then again, the Aviator is just such a cool flashlight, it's hard to put it down.

The A2 Aviator with red LEDs illuminated.

offers both LEDs and a bright Xenon lamp.

The U2 Digital Ultra features a 5 watt Luxeon LED with a variable beam from 2 to 100 lumens.

A2 AVIATOR

Lamp: 50 / LED: 3 lumens 60 / 1,200 minutes 1.13" tempered Pyrex® 5.6" long, 4 ozs. $185.00

Digitally-regulated two-in-one flashlight. Two-stage switch activates LEDs for close-up work, or the high output lamp for full power applications. Construction: aerospace-grade aluminum with MilSpec hard anodizing, stainless steel pocket clip, patented lock-out tailcap.

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Digital regulation and six levels of output available on demand to meet any task. High-output or long runtime: now you have can have both. Construction: aerospace-grade aluminum, MilSpec hard anodizing, patented lock-out tailcap, click-on/click-off switch.

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