SureFire E2D LED Defender
Historic Range: $149.00-$235.00
Reviewers Paid: $149.00
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.
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.
Price Paid: $149