The T1A Titan boasts an impressively bright output from a single 123A lithium battery, but also offers a near infinite range of lower output settings. As a result, you can easily conserve battery power or preserve your night vision when doing close-in work like map reading. The light also includes a virtually indestructible power-regulated LED emitter and a precision micro-textured reflector, producing a smooth, selectable beam--from 0 to 70 lumens--with just the twist of the bezel. The output is more than three times the output of a much larger two-D-Cell flashlight. Best of all, the stylish T1A Titan is small enough to attach to your keychain, wear around your neck on the included lanyard, or fit in your pocket for easy access.
The ultra-compact T1A Titan flashlight makes a handy keychain attachment.
- Max output: 70 lumens
- Low output/runtime: 1 lumen/60 hours
- Tactical runtime: 1 hour
- Battery: 123A lithium (single)
- Bezel diameter: 0.8 inches
- Length: 3.25 inches
- Weight: 2 ounces (with battery)
The SureFire story begins in 1969, when Dr. John Matthews--an engineer with a Ph.D. from Cal Tech--founded the Newport Corporation in order to harness the power of the laser for industrial applications. Over time, Matthews turned his inventive mind toward shooting (his hobby and passion), hoping to adapt lasers as firearm sights. He eventually designed and patented a laser sight in 1979, and subsequently bought the laser sight business from the Newport board in order to focus exclusively on commercializing the product. The newly formed Laser Products debuted with a handgun sight for the Colt Trooper, following it up with a sight for a Ruger Mini-14.
In 1984, the business took a huge leap forward with a phone call from the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT Team, which wanted to borrow a number of laser-sighted shotguns for security during the 1984 Olympic Games. In the years that followed, the technically superb, yet seriously expensive, laser-sighted firearms paved the way for future developments, including a weapon-mounted flashlight called the SureFire WeaponLight. Laser Products went on to establish itself as the leading manufacturer of rugged, powerful, and compact illumination tools for tactical applications--from weapon-mounted lights and laser sights to handheld lights powerful and bright enough to qualify as "force-option" tools that could temporarily blind, unbalance, and disorient a threat. Eventually, the SureFire moniker became so synonymous with excellence in handheld illumination tools that the company changed its name to SureFire LLC.