SureFire, a manufacturer of illumination tools, will include light-emitting diodes from Cree in new models of flashlights that will be introduced early this year.

SureFire will utilize Cree’s Xlamp 7090 XR-E series LEDs for their brightness and efficient use of energy, according to SureFire.

"Cree’s new XLamp LEDs measure 40 percent brighter and 50 percent more efficient than other LED solutions," said John Matthews, SureFire’s founder and president, in a statement. "They are easy to design into our new flashlight models and provide a pure, brilliant beam of light. Using this new LED from Cree, we are able to design LED flashlights with far longer battery life."