Less than a week after receiving an L4 LumaMax® and a Kroma® in the mail, they both proved invaluable in assisting an injured motorist in the dead of night. I was driving on a major highway, coming home late one night, when a car in front of me lost control, rolled multiple times, and collided head-on with a disabled flatbed on the side of the road. I pulled over immediately. When I ran to the scene of the crash, others were trying desperately to peer into the upturned car, looking for survivors, but without any light they could not see anything. My L4 changed that immediately. With its wide, bright beam, I was able to quickly locate a passenger in the back seat and see he was still conscious, albeit with a badly broken leg. He told us there were two more people in the front of the car, and I was able to locate both of them with the L4.
With horror, I realized they were hopelessly pinned inside the car, and neither was breathing or had a pulse. With gasoline and oil spilling from the car's mangled engine, we decided to extricate the lone survivor before the situation worsened. Holding back the passenger's wrecked door, I held my L4 on the scene as others pulled him from the smoking wreckage. In the meantime I'd given my Kroma, set with its red surrounding LEDs and its main beam on, to another good Samaritan to wave off traffic coming around the bend. When firefighters arrived on the scene, a number were without lights, so I lent them my flashlights. Thanks for designing flashlights that perform so well even under such terrible circumstances. Every motorist should have at least one SureFire in his or her glove box at all times.
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My fiance and I were staying in a hotel one night, and we were packing up our stuff for an early check-out the next morning. She knelt down to grab her purse, which was under the desk. When she rose up, she hit her head hard on the corner of the desk. The noise was incredibly loud and she immediately grabbed her head and started crying. I grabbed my Surefire E1E to check for blood, but I didn't see anything. Then I remembered that my Kroma MilSpec flashlight was in my backpack, so I grabbed it and fired up its blue LEDs. Instantly I saw a small pool of blood that was oozing from her head, so I got some ice and made her an icepack. I knew that blue light was supposed to help identify blood, but I'd never seen it in action until now. Even though my fiance has black hair, it was so easy to see the blood under the blue light. Thanks, SureFire.