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Guardian DF Light Original Base - Tom Bihn Laptop Bags
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The Guardian Dual Function Light is what Tom found after a three-month search for a safety light that would meet his requirements: rugged, easy to use, works as a safety light or an interior bag light, and worth your hard-earned money. It's made in Canada to military/law-enforcement specifications. We think you'll be very happy with it.

Attached to the Guardian Light is a small but strong belt clip. You can use the belt clip to attach the light to the outside of our Super Ego, Ego, or ID messenger bags as an exterior safety light.

The Guardian Dual Function Light also works well as an interior bag light to help you see the contents of your bag. That's why we go the extra step to include a TOM BIHN–made lanyard with the Guardian Light. The lanyard is bright yellow to help you locate the light in your bag and it clips to the O-rings you'll find inside most of our briefcases, messenger bags, backpacks, travel bags, laptop bags, and knitting bags.

The light's dual function is this: you can choose between a steady or flashing light, and switching from one to the other is easy. Simply twist the cap counterclockwise until it comes off, then tap the cap on a solid surface so the battery comes out. Flip the battery over, replace the cap, and you've either just switched from flashing to steady or steady to flashing.

The Guardian Dual Function Light uses two CR2032 batteries, which offer 20 hours of use in steady function and 120 hours of use in flashing function. The life of the actual LED light inside the Guardian Dual Function Light is 44+ years.

The Guardian Dual Function Light is available in Red or White: the white is brighter than the red, but the red is better as a safety beacon. And your night-adjusted eyes don't need to readjust after exposure to red light like they do after white light, but you already knew that.

The Guardian Dual Function Light is highly impact resistant, omnidirectional, and waterproof to 300' (90m). It features an operational range from -40 to 122 °F (-40 to 50 °C). It can be seen for over 3 miles / 5 km in the dark.

Note: There is a made-in-China consumer version of the Guardian Light available for sale online. We don't offer that light here; only the Guardian Light made in Canada to military/law-enforcement specification is sold through our website.


Lens: Tough polycarbonate
Body: Acetal


Made in Canada
Built to military/law enforcement specifications


Dimensions: 1.6" x 1.4" x 1" / 40 x 35 x 25 mm
Weight: 1.2 oz / 35 grams
Uses two CR2032 batteries

Guardian DF Light Original Base
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