I have just spent the last 48 or so hours playing around with an evaluation sample of the Light for Life I am stunned. This light is simply the biggest advancement in LEO/Fire/EMS/Military lighting in decades. I'm a stinger fan, going back to the original model, which was ideal for bike patrol. I've had he composite model, the extended, the top-heavy one with the expanded head unit, not to mention a dozen or so streamlights/magchargers over the years. Now, i will simply buy another Light for Life. or two. or six. For the geeky-types, it uses a capacitor, not a battery. some of you have seen this thing and 5.11's claim of it fully charging in 90 seconds. Well...it does. No Lie. I discharged and recharged it 11 times in a row and it never took more than a couple minutes. (on both AC or DC currents.) 270 freaking lumens. The tactical strobe is also 270 lumens. this thing will change your life, if faced with a need for the strobe, you'll think you're being attacked by a RAVE. These are out of stock everywhere at the moment release is supposed to be June 09, some places are taking pre-orders, but stop trying to find tactical sharpie pens and find one of these lights.....best $169 you will ever spend on tactical gear.