SureFire EB1 BackUp Flashlight - Tactical Switch
SKU #: SF-EB1T
The EB1 Backup — an upgraded version of the original E1B Backup — is an extremely compact yet powerful dual-output flashlight that can be used as a backup light for patrol officers or a duty light for plainclothes officers. It's also ideal for outdoor, self-defense, and everyday-carry applications. The Backup features a virtually indestructible LED emitter and a precision Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens that create a far-reaching focused beam optimized for situational awareness.
Tactical switch (no shroud) — Partially press tailcap pushbutton for momentary-on low output; press further for momentary-on high output. Release to turn light off. Twist tailcap clockwise for constant-on low then high output.
The brilliant 200-lumen high output beam is ideal for identifying threats and overwhelming the sight of adversaries. The 5-lumen low output is perfect for reading a map, checking an ID, or navigating in low light with minimal degradation to your dark-adapted vision. The Backup can run at this level for 40 hours, a valuable feature for outdoor or emergency situations. A tough, lightweight Mil-Spec hard-anodized aluminum body protects the EB1 Backup’s sophisticated electronics, and its smooth contours minimize clothing snag and pressure points. A two-way clip allows head-up or head-down carry. Available in black and silver.
Great EDC light
July 23, 2013
In response to the prior review, I wanted to point out that there are actually two versions of this light, including this tactical switch model and another push-to-click constant on version. Personally, I favor this model. Push lightly and get low-lumens, harder and get full brightness; rotate the lock-out tail cap and you can have constant-on illumination. Just depends on your needs and whether you favor a "tactical" light. This light rides just like a pocket knife in my front pocket. I carry it everywhere/EDC and couldn't ask for more.
Good, not great flashlight, overpriced
April 16, 2013
I have used the Surefire E1B BackUp for a long time and is my favorite flashlight. I decided to try the new and improved Surefire BackUp EB1 model. It's a bit longer and heavier and way overpriced. I also don't like the twist to turn on feature, which makes it a lot harder to turn on quickly. $100 would be more reasonable, but it does supply a good amount of light, but not a noticeable difference from the older model. I still like the older E1B model much better.
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