Surefire A2 Aviator flashlight

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The A2 Aviator flashlight from SureFire offers two useful degrees of illumination in one compact, durable package. The 51/2" light uses two lithium batteries to power a high-output incandescent lamp and three LEDs. A two-stage switch allows the user to light just the LEDs, which come in a choice of red, blue, green or white - the red prevents the loss of night vision. The incandescent light, activated either by fully depressing the push-button switch or by twisting the tailcap, produces a bright 50 lumens of white light for 60 minutes. The Aviator is made of aerospace-grade, hard-anodized aluminum and sells for $175. SureFire, Fountain Valley, CA; (714) 545-9444; www.surefire.com.