The new Guardian rechargeable flashlight from Surefire ($179) features both 12mm diameter and 19mm diameter beams, with low, medium and high settings for each. The 12mm beam puts out 15 Lumens for 62 hours on low, 300 Lumens for 4.25 hours on medium and 1,000 Lumens for 2.5 hours on high, with a maximum range of 105 meters. The 19mm beam outputs 15 Lumens for 60 hours on low, 250 Lumens for 4.25 hours on medium and 800 Lumens for 2.5 hours on high, with a maximum range of 227 meters.

An ultrasonically welded body and charging port cover to keep out the elements no matter how nasty the weather gets. Other features include five pre-programmed profiles that offer various output configurations (including the auto-adjusting output IntelliBeam mode), a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that powers both beams and includes a USB-C connector for taking a charge and also to charge small devices at 5 Volts with a current range of 1.5-2A (0.5A from a USB 2.0 source) and an integrated lanyard loop to provide a secure attachment point to your wrist or neck. An optional Cordura holster is available for $16. See it at your outdoor retailer, or contact Surefire; Tel.: (800) 828-8809; Web: www.surefire.com