The switch design featured on the E1 is purely mechanical, which makes it extra tough, without compromising on the supreme functionality you find on all Suprabeam torches.
The design of the mechanical switch is very uncomplicated, which makes it almost impossible for anything to break or go wrong. The switch is all metal, but with a plastic button for extra grip. For the sake of simplicity, the E1 has only one light mode, and this makes the pen torch extremely easy to use.
For a constant light, you simply turn the switch clockwise until the torch is turned on.
For a quick inspection light, you just press and hold down the switch for as long as you need.
No matter the weather, the E1 will be your trusted companion.
The E1 is IPX8 rated, which means that it will still function perfectly even after being submerged into maximum 1 meter of water. All you need to remember is that the switch must be screwed past the rubber gasket, to make sure that the torch is sealed.
IP (International Protection) Rating - Clarification
The first digit is the protection rating against solid foreign objects (i.e. dust) and the second digit represents the protection against the ingress of water. The E1's first "digit" X, means that it is not tested against dust. And the second digit 8, explains that the product is protected against complete continuous submersion in water.
A Suprabeam flashlight is a high drain device, which makes it ideal to use with rechargeable
batteries. You will have the same great Suprabeam light, be environmentally sound and save
money. Here is a quick example to llustrate the difference between rechargeable and alkaline.
In the chart you can see the difference between using Alkaline and rechargeable batteries in your Q1 flashlight. We estimate that the 2XAAA batteries will be changed after 10 hours of use. The prices on batteries are market prices for high end Energizer Alkaline and high end rechargeable Eneloop batteries.