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    Abel E1B Compact Flashlight Now Available

    CAMARILLO, Calif. – A single cell high output flashlight – designed with fly-fishers, hikers, campers and other outdoor use in mind – is now available from fly reel manufacturer Abel. The American-made and fully machined aerospace E1B aluminum flashlight is produced under contract with SureFire, Fountain Valley, Calif.

    The ultra compact dual-output flashlight features a virtually indestructible power-regulated LED emitter and a precision Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens. A pushbutton

    tailcap switch lets users activate the flashlight and select an output level: press or click for a 110-lumen high beam – four times the light of a big two-D-cell flashlight.

    “The Abel compact E1B light delivers either a 5-lumen ultra long-runtime low beam or 110 lumens for extreme brightness. Use the low beam for reading a map; the high output for navigating a trail in the dark. The flashlight produces useful light levels for 37 hours,” said Don R. Swanson, Abel president.

    At 4-inches long and weighing 3-ounces, the light fits comfortably in a fly-fishing vest or chest-high wader pocket.

    The compact flashlight comes with a single 123A high energy lithium battery with 10-year shelf life.

    The Abel E1B compact is $225 in red or olive, $275 in Abel’s brown trout finish.


    • High-strength aerospace aluminum body, Mil-Spec; Abel hard-anodized
    • Weatherproof O-ring and gasket sealing
    • Manufactured in conjunction with SureFire
    • Length: 4 inches
    • Weight: 3 ounces
    • Max Output – High: 110 lumens, Low: 5 lumens
    • Battery: Single 123A high energy lithium
    • $225 in red or olive finish, $275 in Abel brown trout finish

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