SureFire E2D LED Defender
I bought this light about 3 years ago. It is a solid flashlight, but it has some major flaws that outweigh any of the good.
For starters the batteries go dead way too fast on it. It seems like I just put new ones in and use it for a few min here and there and they go dead. The batteries are hard to find in Canada. When you are in the bush and don't have access to a store it can be a very frustrating finding batteries, since you just payed all that money for the light,and can't even use it.
Also about a month ago it just quit working, nothing I can do to make it work again. If you are going to buy a serious light,I would go with one that takes AA batteries. I have used the Pelican 2360 for a while and it is 10x the light, AA batts easy to get, and it is just as bright.
Sure it doesn't have the cookie cutter in it but who the hell has ever used that.
Price Paid: $149
I had the E2D Defender and wanted to upgrade to the LED for a while now. I've had a couple of people tell me that the LED output wouldn't go as far as the xenon even though the Lumen count was twice as much.
My 60 Lumen xenon model is quite bright and now that I have the LED model, it's 120 Lumen LED output far surpasses the xenon in brightness and in range. It's extremely bright and has incredible range. The beam is a little more focused than the xenon model. The low beam is quite bright too for supposedly only being 5 Lumens.
I'm very happy and especially now with my brighter light the batteries are going to last longer. Definitely worth the money if you're looking for a quality light.
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The SureFire E2D Defender(R) is a compact, dual-output flashlight that lights up dark pathways and parking lots, and features self-defense enhancements should the need arise. Virtually indestructible, power-regulated LED outputs a stunning 200-lumen beam on high; switch to low for a 5-lumen output to light up dark rooms and parking lots. Rugged aerospace-grade aluminum body withstands regular use in the outdoors and around the house; O-rings seal out moisture. Crenellated Strike Bezel(R) and scalloped tail cap provide defense options if needed. Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens focuses light into a smooth beam with maximum output. Operates on 2 included CR123A lithium batteries; batteries provide up to 76 hrs. of use on low and 1.9 hrs. of use on high. Rear push-button on/off switch is simple to operate. Knurled handle and on/off button provide a sure grip. Clip on handle lets you attach the SureFire E2D Defender flashlight to a hat brim, belt or pocket.
Compact (pocket sized), dual-output SureFire E2D LED Defender flashlight is designed for self-defense and personal protection. The E2D LED Defender features a solid-state, two-stage light emitting diode that generates six times the output of a typical two-D-cell flashlight at its high setting and five lumens of useful light (enough to read a map or negotiate a dark path) on low. And should 120 lumens of blinding light not be enough to convince an aggressor to back off, the E2DL's crenellated Strike Bezel and scalloped tailcap provide two sets of hard-anodized aluminum "teeth" as a last line of defense. Two useful output levels, a long runtime, a hard-anodized durable exterior, compact size, and enhanced personal protection capabilities make this flashlight a great everyday-carry option. Especially for those looking for a self-defense light with a bit more of a bite.Virtually indestructible, microprocessor-controlled, light emitting diode (LED) has no filament to burn out or break; two-stage light lasts for thousands of hours.Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens produces tightly focused beam with enough secondary light to accommodate peripheral vision.Crenellated Strike Bezel and scalloped tailcap provide enhanced self-defense capabilities.Rugged aerospace-grade aluminum body, Mil-Spec Type III hard anodized in black.O-ring sealed, weatherproof.Coated Pyrex window protects the LED and lens while maximizing light transmission.Two-stage tailcap switch: press for momentary-on at high setting, release and press again (within two seconds) for momentary-on at low setting; click for constant-on at high-setting, click off and click on again (within two seconds) for constant-on at low setting.Patented lockout tailcap prevents accidental activation.Max Output: High 200 Lumens; Low: 5 Lumens.Runtime: Low 76 hours; High 1.9 hours.Length: 5.40 in.Weight: 3.70 oz.Batteries: Two 123A Lithium (included).Made in USA.
Compact (pocket sized), dual-output LED flashlight designed for self-defense and personal protection. The E2D LED Defender? features a solid-state, two-stage light emitting diode that generates six times the output of a typical two-D-cell flashlight at its high setting and five lumens of useful light (enough to read a map or negotiate a dark path) on low. And should 120 lumens of blinding light not be enough to convince an aggressor to back off, the E2DL's crenellated Strike Bezel? and scalloped tailcap provide two sets of hard-anodized aluminum 'teeth' as a last line of defense. Two useful output levels, a long runtime, a hard-anodized durable exterior, compact size, and enhanced personal protection capabilities make this flashlight a great everyday-carry option. Especially for those looking for a self-defense light with a bit more of a bite.
- Ramsey Outdoor
Six times as bright as a big 2D cell flashlight, the Surefire E2D Defender LED is a super small, dual-output mini LED flashlight ideal for self-defense and anytime, anywhere use. Bright enough to temporarily blind and disorient a person by impairing his night-adapted vision, the E2D is built with crenellated Strike Bezel for personal protection; a super bright, blinding flashlight with teeth is a must have for walking home at night or through dark parking garages.
- Altrec Outdoors