Which surefire would you pick to carry?

Which surefire would you pick to carry?

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View Poll Results: Need new flashlight, help me pick!!!!!!!!

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  • Surefire 6p LED

    34 38.64%
  • Surefire L1

    10 11.36%
  • Surefire Z2

    15 17.05%
  • Surefire L4

    7 7.95%
  • Surefire 6P

    22 25.00%
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    Which surefire would you pick to carry?

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    I love my 6P. It's bright as I could ever ask...tough aluminum body...lightweight and compact. What more do you need?

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    Probably the 6P LED.

    I will carry ONLY LED flashlights. I simply don't like, need, or want any incandescents anymore. I consider them obsolete, wasteful, weak...

    I currently carry an E1L. VERY small for the amount of light you get from it. I also want to check out the G2 Nitrolon LED. Not sure if the tailcap switch works the same as the E1L, though. If it does, I'm gonna get one. More lumens than the E1L.

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    Another vote for the G2 LED.

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    not sure, but i need one too and im open to suggestions. thanks in advance.
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    I carry a 6P with the CREE LED and will never go back to incandescent bulbs. Love the battery life and BRIGHT light.

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    If you're looking for size:performance, then the L4. For price:performance, then the G2 LED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glock27mark View Post
    not sure, but i need one too and im open to suggestions. thanks in advance.
    After researching Surefire's website I found out that battery run time is not at full power......but until the light dies down to nothing. So far the best I have found is the L1 because it has two modes of operation and is very small. One 65 lumen 60 min light and a 10 hr+ low power setting...

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    Surefire has an LED upgrade bulb to replace the P60 bulb. An extra 20 lumens to 80 lumans and longer burn time than the P60. www.surefire.com
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    L2 - I find that the beam intensity pattern is better than any I've seen. I used the dual intensity feature a lot!

    The L2 has a broader beem than most I've seen. I didn't like that at all at first because I was used to a narrowly focused beam that reaches out further, etc.

    But as I did FOF simulators in low light levels, I discovered the broad beam of the L2 illuminated more areas where threats could be. It essentially lights up the entire room.

    Then I had to do some soul searching, do I want a tighter beam e.g. Gladius, or a broader beam. There is no question that he Gladius will reach further outside than the L2, but I'm rarely gonna be outside trying to identify a threat at long range. So I opted for the L2 and have never turned back.

    It is one of the few LED lights that has a low intensity level that can be used for routine things and extend battery life. I don't leave home without it.
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    I chose the L1. It has a 65 lumen high mode and very nice low that is great for general puposes when you don't want to burn through batteries.

    In fact, I have a plan to get an L1 just as soon as I get a new 1911. :)
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    I like your tastes...but I have an E1L Great for everyday, LED and smaller than the 6P.
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    Wanting to stay married I chose to get a cheaper version which I find meets my needs quite well.

    Visit WalMart, and find their flashlight section after you get your nachos. They sell a Ray-O-Vac green-anodized aluminum 3-watt LED flashlight that puts out 80 lumens and runs on a couple of AA batteries. I like the battery size, as I can recharge my own and keep the flashlight "topped up". The light output is amazing: on my farm, it lights up the barn a hundred yards away; indoors, it is way bright. At $25, you could get two or three for the cost of the "real" version. It is 5 5/8" long.

    Note: they also sell the same light with the one-watt LED for $14 or so. At one point I was looking at the 3 watt label on one package, and grabbed a package from the other hook since the appearance was similar. Luckily I read the package in my hand, too... and put it back for the higher output version.

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    Standard G2 has worked quite well for me.

    In my experience, the batteries will stay at close to full power, then fade a bit near the end, then suddenly die. Not like standard batteries where they slowly fade to nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911packer View Post
    ...In my experience, the batteries will stay at close to full power, then fade a bit near the end, then suddenly die. Not like standard batteries where they slowly fade to nothing.
    My experience as well. We tested about twenty tactical lights and they all did that, except for the LED types, they die very slowly.
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