Surefire 6p vs. 6P LED

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    Surefire 6p vs. 6P LED

    Besides a MUCH longer runtime on a set of batteries, what are the practical differences between these two lights? What makes the LED version $25-$30 more?

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    IMO, the 6PL has a "cleaner" light due to LED....and the LED "bulb" has a longer burn life than incandescent.
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    True colors, brighter output.
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    Go LED. The LED won't break or burn out, so it is ready for hard use and reliable. You get longer runtime; like 12 hours or something like that versus the 1 hour for the incandescent. Whiter light. I could go on and on about LED's. . .
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    I don't think you'll see many incandescents before long.
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    Go with the LED, I think it is about 12 hours on a set of batteries, plenty bright too.
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    I have original 6p and drop in from dx. Brighter than 6p LED. PM me if you want info on drop ins.

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    I just bought the Surefire E1Backup...uses one 3volt cr123,puts out 80lumens on high and 5 on low..has reverse pocket clip and only about 4" long...super,super light...
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    LED's are the wave of the future. Extended runtimes, increased lumen output & durability are a few of the benefits.

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    Ya...I like what I have seen in the Surefire LED's. I ended up getting the 6P LED Defender. Got it brand new for $58 from a local store here in Idaho Falls.

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    Who has the best drop in for the regular 6p?
    I've heard there are better options then factory.
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    Anyone hve any experience with any other drop ins or is cree the best.......anyone.......hello.....is this thing on?LOL
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    I don't know what would be "better" then the factory Surefire LED drop in.

    If you use another drop in, then don't count on Surefire covering your warranty when it blows out the lithiums. (Yes, it can happen)
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    I have a Malkoff drop-in. over 235 lumens for 1 1/2 hours. Mr. Malkoff also has some that are less bright and last longer. His LED's have the best color rendition I've ever seen. malkoffdevices.com is his website.

    I also have a Bug Out Gear drop-in. It says it is brighter than the Malkoff, but it looks less to me. It has a bluer tint, not as much sidespill, but just a hair more throw. It runs for about the same time as the other and is a little bit less.

    You get what you pay for with the cheap Chinese drop-in's. They can overheat or just stop working due to poor construction, ect. They are Saturday-night specials IMO. Visit the candlepowerforums for more info.
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    Anymore I can't really don't want anymore incandescent lamps in my lights.

    The weapon mounted lights in the military are rock solid but both The Scout Light and Universal series have such a limited battery life that you wind up changing them out everytime you want use your rifle in dark conditions.

    I've been preaching just using the Surefire G2 LED with 80 lumens and 12 hours of battery life on one set of lithiums. I'm sure someone will disagree that more light is needed in some situations, but the trade off of packing 20-30 batteries at all times just doesn't sit well with me.

    There are plenty of mounts for the G2 LED lights available for a rail mount.
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