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Garrity® Flashlights began as a family business committed to developing products that would shape the portable lighting industry. Their cornerstone product line included the immensely popular “Firefighter’s Choice” LifeLite.

Carrying on that legacy, we strive to build on the foundation laid by Garrity with a continued focus on innovation, value, and quality. Garrity® Flashlights tirelessly pursues these goals with updates to include the latest technology, improved performance, and great new products. Our loyalty to our customers remains Garrity's core!

Sapphire Multinational Group Inc. (SMG)
Sapphire Multinational Group Inc. is a small company sharing the values of the family-run business of Garrity's roots. SMG's management takes an active role in the day-to-day running of the business and maintains a commitment to excellence.

SMG served as a distributor for both Duracell® and Garrity® flashlights from 2015 through 2018. In 2018, SMG acquired the Garrity® brand name and intellectual property rights from Duracell®. With this, SMG was able to deepen its commitment to making Garrity® recognized as an exceptional brand and provide our customers with great products that exceed their expectations. 

Garrity
Garrity Industries was established in 1967 by entrepreneur Paul Garrity Sr., who quickly developed Garrity® into a leading brand name of household flashlights and lanterns. The most notable of Garrity's wide array of products was the LifeLite. This flashlight was a favorite of many, and as a top-selling product, it became known as the "Firefighters Choice." Garrity became a recognized and respected name identified with innovation, value, and the high-quality personal service of a family-run business.

Garrity Industries demonstrated their commitment to their community with donations of tens of thousands of LifeLites and other flashlights. One such donation was made in 2001 and included 16,000 LifeLites provided to Fire and Rescue workers at Ground Zero just hours after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

In 2006, Garrity Industries was acquired by Duracell®, a division of Proctor & Gamble (at the time). Sapphire Multinational Group Inc. served as a prominent distributor of Garrity® Flashlights and portable lighting products from 2015. In 2018, SMG acquired the Garrity® brand and intellectual property rights from Duracell®. SMG is committed to improving and expanding the Garrity® line of products and making Garrity® the world-class brand that our customers can trust.