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    Default Surefire M3 combat LED cnvrsn which head?

    I have the surefire m3 combat light. It sucks down batteries in a matter of minutes at 225 lumens. I was wondering which is the best/brightest/best battery longevity for the buck LED conversion bulb/head for this body?

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    Default Re: Surefire M3 combat LED cnvrsn which head?

    in for the answer

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    Default Re: Surefire M3 combat LED cnvrsn which head?

    I'm very happy with the Lumens Factory D36 R2 in my M3.

    http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=213762

    I haven't done any runtime tests, but it's a bright and good-throwing beam.

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    Default Re: Surefire M3 combat LED cnvrsn which head?

    The KL6 as well as the KL2 will fit the M3 body. You also could easily mod the M3 head the way donn_ describes it in the following thread: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=213762

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    Default Re: Surefire M3 combat LED cnvrsn which head?

    Uuuh, a matter of seconds

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    Default Re: Surefire M3 combat LED cnvrsn which head?

    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    I'm very happy with the Lumens Factory D36 R2 in my M3.

    http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=213762

    I haven't done any runtime tests, but it's a bright and good-throwing beam.

    I'm THIS close >< to doing it. C'mon payday! LOL!
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    Default Re: Surefire M3 combat LED cnvrsn which head?

    On January 15th 2009 SureFire will hopefully share what they have planned for the M3 and associated WeaponLights in terms of a new LED bezel.

    I wonder whether it will be anything like their proto-type "KL9" their shared at SHOT Show 2008.

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    Default Re: Surefire M3 combat LED cnvrsn which head?

    I would not wait for SF.

    I might actually want to use it this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. LED View Post
    I would not wait for SF.

    I might actually want to use it this year!
    +1

    I'm not holding my breath for Surefire anymore. The P61L and KL9 head were in the 2008 catalog, but the items still aren't available.

    Consider some protected Lithium-ion Cells. I've purchased Lumens Factory bulbs for my M3, AW 17500's cells and a HO-M3 will likely make you happy. You can also go higher to the EO-M3, but runtime will suffer.

    You can also add a cell extender and use two 17670's for more runtime, 46 minutes with the HO-M3, and 36 minutes with the EO-M3.

    milkyspit does some awesome LED conversions, but they ain't cheap. His thread is here: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=175320

    Also, I have a KL2 head, its a complete waste of time.
    Last edited by txgp17; 01-06-2009 at 03:17 PM.

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