Once you develop a photon addiction or begin attending FLA meetings (Flashlight Lovers Anonymous), there really is no turning back. Surefire continues to pump out good quality, but admittedly high-priced light beams to tempt the wallets of those consumers. Their latest installment is the new R1 Lawman with Intellibeam.
The original R1 Lawman did not have Surefire’s Intellibeam technology which automatically adjusts the intensity of the flashlight’s beam to best suit the environment you are working in. It helps save on battery life while also being rechargeable. At max output, it can blind someone with 1,000 lumens or throw a faint 15 lumens if that is all the situation requires.
If the idea of an automatically-adjusting light output does not float your boat you can simply double-click that feature off. A triple tap of the tailcap will engage a disorientating strobe feature. A quadruple tap will initiate a meltdown sequence giving the user 5 seconds to discard the light before it explodes James Bond style. Not really, but Surefire should work on that…
Here are the specs you are looking at as stated by Surefire, themselves:
- IntelliBeam™ Technology Automatically & Seamlessly Adjusts Light Output from 15 – 1,000 Lumens depending on Environment & Conditions
- Precision Micro-Textured Reflector produces a Versatile Beam w/ a Bright Center & Significant Surrounding Light
- Head Switch provides Momentary & Constant-On modes for Auto-Adjusting & High-Only Activation
- Tail Switch provides Momentary & Constant-On modes for Auto-Adjusting, High-Only & Strobe Activation
- Fuel Gauge Indicates Remaining Battery Power
- Aerospace Aluminum Construction w/ Mil-Spec Hard Anodized Finish
- Wall (AC) Charger w/ International Adapters & Car (DC) Charger included
- Backed by SureFire’s No Hassle Guarantee
This light weighs 10.2 ounces and requires one Lithium-Ion battery. At an output of 1,000 lumens it will run for 1.75 hours or up to 45 hours with the low-end 15 lumens of light.
Now, for the last detail that I am sure has everyone riveted with suspense… the MSRP is $442.89 per light.