New product for 2007 is the Titan. It is a limited edition (only 1000 made) ultra-compact LED model that’s made with titanium and cost approx. USD$499 retail. It’s only 3.15” long and due to its reduced 0.75” diameter it can only be fitted with one CR2 lithium battery (included) and provides maximum of 50 hours runtime. It has variable power output and max output of 30 lumens.
Updated this year is their L5 LumaMax flashlight. It is updated with a new & improved light housing that provides 120 lumens of blinding light with maximum runtime of 4.5 hours. It stands at 6.1” and weights 7.2 oz. Retail price is USD$189. The L1 LumaMax is updated as well and it now provides 10/65 lumens of light and 16/1.5 hours of runtime.
Other worthy to mention products is G3 which takes 3 CR123 batteries and looks like a longer version of the G2, and the 6P Defender which is identical to 6P but with crenulated head for self defense.
What seem to catch my attention in the Surefire booth is “The Beast”, Surefire’s top of the line portable flashlight that stands a bit over 15 inches tall. I gave the rep a big smile when he asked if I want him to take it out of the display case. Holding it in my hand it felt less heavy than I had expected given its size. He also turned it on for me and we even accidentally blinded one of the bystanders with just the spill beam. Shooting the light at the ceiling pretty much lighted up everything and beyond.
I must say that the Surefire rep was especially helpful in answering all of my questions. Throughout our conversation I get the feeling that Surefire is a company that carefully listens to their customer feedbacks and make improvements for current and new products. I was a disbeliever of expensive flashlights but after owning the U2 Ultra I will not hesitate to buy another Surefire.