Surefire EB1 Backup Flashlight Review

The Surefire EB1 Backup is one of the best backup lights for patrol officers or a duty light for plainclothes officers. The Surefire EB1 Backup flashlight is extremely compact has a dual output that shines a 200 lumen LED bulb on high. On low is just enough light at 5 lumens, to see a few feet in front of you. This flashlight is ideal for everyday carry, self defense, or outdoor applications. Virtually indestructible LED emitter and a precision Total Internal Reflection (TIR lens, the EB1 creates a beam of light with the perfect configuration for both reach and situational awareness.

The Surefire EB1 Backup has three models to choose from, differing in the tailcap type/switch type combination:

Click-type switch with tailcap shroud — Partially press tailcap push button for momentary-on high output; press further to click constant-on high. Return to off and press or click again within two seconds for low output. Raised shroud around switch provides extra protection against accidental activation.

Click-type switch without tailcap shroud — Like the original E1B Backup. Partially press tailcap push button for momentary-on high output; press further to click constant-on high. Return to off and press or click again within two seconds for low output. No shroud around switch.

Tactical switch without shroud — Partially press tailcap push button 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. No shroud around switch.
Surefire EB1 Backup

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With the sure bright 200 lumen high output beam, the Surefire EB1 Backup is ideal for identifying threats and overwhelming the sight of your adversaries. The low mode of just 5 lumens is great for reading a map, check an ID or navigating in low light without degradation of your dark adapted vision. This flashlight runs on the low mode for up to 40 hours, great for emergency situations too. The body is touch, lightweight mil-spec hard anodized aluminum, which protects the sophisticated electronics housed inside. It comes with belt clip and all the models are available in Black, Silver, and Desert Tan colors.
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