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    I'm on my way to pick one up, will have more info later tonight!!!
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    Please post up pics, reivew, comparisons and beamshots if you can. Lucky you!

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    What? Where? Who did you order from?

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    Looks like an interesting light!

    We want a full report after you finish playing with it!

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    If this light has flat regulation, I'm buying it.
    I miss my Milkmods.

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    I wish I could afford a BarnBurner!

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    Hoping to find out the answer to the big question:
    Does it run on a 3.7V rechargeable?
    SureFire: several, mostly E-series / Fenix: a few / Nitecore: one

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspeterson View Post
    I'm on my way to pick one up, will have more info later tonight!!!
    Quit being a tease and show us the beamshot!

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    I just checked my email and according to Batteryjunction.com......

    Dear David,
    Your order #45007 has shipped and the tracking information is below. Thank you for your business!
    Quantity: 1 - SUREFIRE E1B E1B Backup!22 LED FLashlight - E1B-BK-WH + 8 Free Batteries
    SWEET!!



    MSax
    Last edited by MSaxatilus; 02-07-2008 at 01:19 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSaxatilus View Post
    I just checked my email and according to Batteryjunction.com......



    SWEET!!



    MSax




    ME TOO!!!!!



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    just placed my order as well. looks like a good deal all around; plenty of batts & free shipping to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    ME TOO!!!!!



    .


    MEEH THREE!!!!!

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    I also got the email! Mine has shipped too!

    ME FOUR

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    what exactly is so significant about the "strong light"?
    it looks nothing like its surefire brothers


    enlighten me [or egg me] on this one will ya?

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    TAG for review and beamshots (pref. vs. L1 Cree)

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    Woohoo...I just got shipping confirmation on mine so I should have it tomorrow!

    - Chris

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    Did you buy one? outdoor beam shots please.

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    I've got one coming too. Woo hoo...I can't wait. In the mean time...how bout some more shots?
    Last edited by bondr006; 02-07-2008 at 01:55 PM.
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    - Chris

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    Some clarifications about the E1B switching mechanism (courtesy BrightGuy site...;-)

    Switching of SureFire E1B Backup:

    Constant-on high-output beam - fully depress the tailcap pushbutton switch until it clicks on.
    Constant-on low-output beam - first click the tailcap pushbutton switch to constant-on high-output - or momentary on high-output. From this position, click the E1B Backup off and back on again within two seconds.

    Momentary-on high-output beam - partially depress the tailcap pushbutton switch.
    Momentary-on low-output beam - first partially depress the tailcap switch for momentary-on high-output beam. From this position, release the pushbutton switch, returning the E1B to the off position, and then partially depress the switch again within two seconds.


    Cheers,

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    First impression after just over two hours:
    How about some quick beamshots?



    These were taken in a small bathroom with what we happened to have on hand, and are just meant to give a quick fix, so no need to tell me they suck; I will try and get some better shots tonight or tomorrow.



    here are the contestants:



    The Surefire Backup is on the left in all pics
    Backup v. Novatac 120T


    Backup v. PD-S


    Backup v. Malkoff P60 Q5


    same as above but adjusted to show the hotspot

    Backup v. Novatac 120T


    Backup v. PD-S


    Backup v. Malkoff P60 Q5



    Here is a shot of the two Backups we had open, pretty consistent for a sample of two...........




    Please take these shots with a grain of salt, the hotspot of the backup is noticeably brighter than the Novatac and PD-S, throw is better than the Novatac/Pd-S. The 120Tand PD-S have brighter round coronas , while the Backup has a corona like the L1-Cree , lotsa hotspot with a useful dash of spill. The optic in the Backup appears to be similar to those used in the newest round of Malkoff P60 dropins, and the beams are very similar as well.
    Last edited by mspeterson; 02-07-2008 at 02:28 PM.

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    It might be worth putting up with the snow to have Brightguy or Batteryjunction within driving distance!
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    THANKS mspeterson!

    Can't wait to try mine out.

    How do you think the hot spot compares to the other lights.

    Do you like it so far?

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    Default Re: Surefire Backup has landed!!!!!

    Thanks for posting the pics!

    The next question is: When will we see the first ML1-B, aka "StrongER Light"?

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    As much as I like the way this light looks and would feel, I really think I prefer the L1 style operation. I suppose if I was using it as a true "back up" light it would be OK. I just do not like that style of switching on my primary use lights. All a matter of personal preference.

    Glad you guys got your lights that quickly though. I've purcahsed from both suppliers and they are both great!
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    Thanks for the pics and the switching info!

    The Backup is a nice size and shape but I have reservations about the switching. The mulit push (or, twist) switching isn't so bad when when you
    aren't in a rush, but a few times recently when I really needed a flashlight I found that a simple switch and a nice bright light is what wanted. My little multi
    twist Fenix was a pain in the backside. I was so glad I had my E2L cree (2007) and my L4 when I really needed the light.

    That said, I'll give the Backup a try our local Surefire dealer.

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by CandlePowerForumsUser View Post
    THANKS mspeterson!

    Can't wait to try mine out.

    How do you think the hot spot compares to the other lights.

    Do you like it so far?
    I like it alot so far! The clip is sweet, lets the light drop way down into the pocket, won't work bezel up in pocket now. It will clip to a hat and stay put, but is kinda tight on a thicker billed hat. The interface is superb, this is how a multistage clicky should work!!! I added a few comments about the beamshots under the pics.

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    Well, I just ordered two from OpticsHQ yesterday. One is being shipped to me, and the other is being shipped to Milky. When I told him I was calling Mike to order one, he asked me to get one for him also. So, we'll see what Scott thinks of it soon enough. Ours are being delivered this coming Tuesday. I can't wait.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wicho View Post
    Thanks for posting the pics!

    The next question is: When will we see the first ML1-B, aka "StrongER Light"?
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    From looking at those shots it looks like it will throw great!
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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