It was a highly vulnerable situation that led Brian Quittner, a fourteen-year veteran of the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol, to create the QuiqLite pocket light. When Brian found himself in the dark after his flashlight (awkwardly tucked under his arm as he wrote a citation) fell to the ground and stopped working. He knew that a practical and reliable hands free light source was needed to help make his job easier and safer. Thus the idea of QuiqLite was born!
Back at the station, Brian sketched a prototype for a lightweight, hands-free device that could fit in a uniform shirt pocket. As his invention began to take shape Brian was careful to incorporate features that would help make his job easier and safer , such as an adjustable light arm, battery saving elements, independent LED activation etc… More importantly, he knew it was essential that his apparatus not affect night vision.
What started as a safe, alternative light source for his fellow officers, soon blossomed into a business. Before long, he and wife Rachel were filling orders from their living room and shipping QuiqLite all over the world.
Today QuiqLite is popular with consumers in a variety of fields. QuiqLite has found its way into the pockets of of Law Enforcement, Military Paramedics, Firefighters, Search & Rescue, Pilots, Industrial and recreation personnel, Outdoors-men, Technicians and many others…
Brian continues to develop high-quality light products for both professionals and consumers.