About Us - original
Garrity® Flashlights began as a family business, committed to developing products that would shape the portable lighting industry. The cornerstone product line included the immensely popular “Firefighter’s Choice” LifeLite.
Carrying on that legacy, we strive to build on the foundation of Garrity’s innovation and quality. Garrity® Flashlights continue to be updated with changes to include the latest technology, improved performance, and new product development. What hasn’t changed, is our loyalty to our customers!
Sapphire Multinational Group (SMG)
Sapphire Multinational Group is a small company, with similar values to those of a family run business and where the owners are active in the day to day running of the business.
In 2018, after acting as a distributor for Duracell® and Garrity® flashlights since 2015, SMG acquired the Garrity® brand from Duracell® with the goal of focusing on, reviving and further growing the Garrity® brand.
Garrity Industries was established in 1967 by the entrepreneur Paul Garrity, Sr., whom over the years transformed Garrity® into a leading brand name of household flashlights and lanterns. The most notable of their many products was the Life-lite™, a top selling product that was also referred to as the "Firefighters Choice".
Over the years Garrity® has become a recognized and respected name, associated with innovation, value for money and the hands-on service one would expect from a family run business.
Garrity Industries donated tens of thousands of Life-lites™ and other flashlights on numerous occasions, including handing out 16,000 Life-lites™ in 2001 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, whom continued to market the Garrity® brand, but not with the same focus as when it was run by Garrity Industries.
In 2018, after acting as a distributor for Duracell® and Garrity® flashlights since 2015, Sapphire Multinational Group Inc. acquired the Garrity® brand name and intellectual properties from Duracell® with the goal of focusing on, reviving and further growing the Garrity® brand.