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Old September 28th, 2003, 10:12 PM
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Surefire

Just received my 8AX Commander Rechargeable Light.
i don't think i'll touch my Z2 again... LOL

This light is awesome. Nice thing was that both rechargeable batteries were already charged.
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Old September 29th, 2003, 05:42 AM
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Yes they are pretty nice lights. John special ordered the E2 Outdoorsman model for us and it really comes in handy on our camping trips. Small yet the light is just really intense. Have it with me all the time now in the Rovers.


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Old September 29th, 2003, 01:59 PM
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you should see the Z3 on P91 bulbs.
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Old September 29th, 2003, 07:49 PM
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i knew someone would mention the 24k's
i miss my 16k's so i'll just have to play w/ the mini's
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Old January 26th, 2016, 08:28 PM
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Soliciting advice on a new Surefire flashlight...

I have a good old C2 Centurion that I bought here on EE years ago. I keep my C2 in my bedside table strictly for things that go bump in the night. I used to take it camping and use it for short spot-light bursts because we all know how these old Surefires suck down the batteries. Now I just use a nice and bright headlight while camping. The C2 is still a great flashlight but I'd like to know what Surefire offers in an LED light that I might use more often.

Also, does Surefire offer anything that would mount to my full-size HK USP .40?
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Old January 27th, 2016, 08:53 AM
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If you want to keep the C2 but want to go LED, there's the P61L lamp that Surefire discontinued a few years back:




Ho and I sold hundreds of those when the conversion from halogen to LED was happening. The P60L is discontinued but perhaps you can find it on eBay or something. Also, there are a bunch of different China copycat P60L LED conversions:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CREE-U2-5Mod...8AAOSwqxdTrF-4

I have no experience with these, but I would think they work just fine. That one claims to output 900 lumens! I doubt it would output that much out of a six-volt C2, but I'm guessing it's pretty damn bright. There are bunch of different ones of these China LED heads, so take a look at the various models and pricing on them. They're all cheap though.

I don't know if Surefire still makes it, but Surefire used to make an adapter for the USP that would allow fitment of most standard weaponlights. I don't know if Surefire still makes that mount or not.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 10:08 AM
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Thanks John, I'll check out the web for that conversion lamp.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 10:45 AM
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Is there an LED conversion available for the Aviator? My main bulb burned out so now is a good time to change it out.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 11:21 AM
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I haven't seen such a conversion. It may exist though. It's worth a look.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 01:51 PM
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Ok, now I'm shopping LED upgrades for both Surefire and my trusty old C-cell Mag Light. Looks like Malkoff Devices has the high-quality shit.

https://www.malkoffdevices.com/

What a fascinating modern age we live in.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 07:36 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blue

What a fascinating modern age we live in.


Anyone remember Trevor Combs? That dude has been working on a spray-on heating element. And it's clear. Stuff can defrost a windshield with a 9v battery or boil water with a USB connection. Just think of what this technology will do - cook tops, hair dryers, home heating.....the list goes on forever.
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Old January 28th, 2016, 09:08 AM
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Ok, now I'm shopping LED upgrades for both Surefire and my trusty old C-cell Mag Light. Looks like Malkoff Devices has the high-quality shit.

https://www.malkoffdevices.com/

What a fascinating modern age we live in.

I've got one of these in a 4D maglight and it's really bright. The batteries have lasted years with short bursts of use several times a week.
http://www.amazon.com/Terralux-TLE-3...led+conversion
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Old January 28th, 2016, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dchapman
Anyone remember Trevor Combs? That dude has been working on a spray-on heating element. And it's clear. Stuff can defrost a windshield with a 9v battery or boil water with a USB connection. Just think of what this technology will do - cook tops, hair dryers, home heating.....the list goes on forever.

Does he have anything that can keep my Rover from chronically leaking? That would be amazing.
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Old January 31st, 2016, 06:47 PM
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Transparent aluminum (or a close approximation thereof):

http://www.sciencerocksmyworld.com/t...t-became-real/
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:24 PM
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So I did the Malkoff Devices LED conversion on my Surefire C2 and on my 2-D cell Maglite. The Surefire is a lot brighter and I'm looking forward to longer battery life but the Maglite....holy crap this thing is now a bright light.

I'll post some photos below.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:26 PM
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Surefire old & new side by side:
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File Type: jpg SF2sidebyside.jpg (259.6 KB, 3 views)
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:28 PM
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Maglite old bulb still installed and the new LED conversion on the table. Note - you have to cut down the extension on the reflector cone so it's no more than 1/8" inch. Or you can purchase a new pre-cut cone. I just used a dremel tool to cut mine down.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:29 PM
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New LEDs installed
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:37 PM
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Maglite tested on 2 brand new D cell batteries - here is the first before & after test with the light aimed at a bronze horse sculpture on the far side of my back lawn.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:38 PM
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Surefire on the same horse. Batteries are not new (I'm out) but they are still pretty strong.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:38 PM
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Maglite on the back of the house before & after
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:39 PM
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Surefire on the back of the house before & after
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:40 PM
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Maglite down the side of the house before & after
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:40 PM
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Surefire down the side of the house before & after
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Groovy.
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