One thing that occurs to me is that the new standard LX2 has a listed high lumen output similar to the ones Sean is seeing with the newer old model. How high has anyone seen an XR-E go as far as lumen output? Maybe Surefire just decided to overdrive the emitter a little, hence the reduction in runtime. Large companies have also been known to buy in bulk to save cost, and take ages to use up supply. Maybe Surefire bought up big 5 years ago, and just used up supply. Maybe the "new" emitters Surefire are using are ones that are three years old. Who knows.
Unfortunately there really needs to be more in the way of sampling done to verify that Sean's LX2 isn't just a freak of nature. And since the new LX2 Ultra is due for release this year, I doubt we will find many interested in purchasing a new current model just to find out.
I have been debating for over a year now whether to get this light or not; with the new LX2 ultra coming out soon my decision is now made even harder
I purchased my LX2 at a steal of a price of only $60.00 brand new
So has anyone else noticed that the LX2 is no longer on Surefire's website?
Yea, i totally freaked out so i bought one off ebay!
It's great light. Bright enough with no drastic step down. It will be missed.
LX2, E2L and E1L are no longer on the site. Grrrrrrrr!
I love my LX2. Although my L1 with XPG2 us the one always in my pocket, the stock LX2 with very nice runtime on high with 16650 is my bag carry light. 240 lumens then is still 240 lumens now and provides all the throw I ever need.
Anyone still using their LX2?
Thinking of dropping in a XPG3 on mine. Any idea what the output would be on the stock driver?
LX2 is still king of portability and functionality. Love mine. Gotta get my hands on one or three of these 16650's that you kids are talking about nowadays. Plus I love that it has the same UI as my 24/7 L1 EDC. No clickie means with the tailcap adjusted properly, I can drop it in a bag or pocket without worrying that it will get stuck on, but instantly ready for use.
Dean Venture: "I'll get the flashlights!"
Hank Venture: "And I'll get the astronaut Ice Cream!"
Still using mine. It's my weekend Edc.
I miss owning one. I've bought and sold 5 now I think. I describe it as boringly reliable. Great light!
XP-G2 will probably be better. As far as i read, G3 should have a wider angle, thus more broad beam. XPG2 in my LX2 is perfect! Much better than XML! You are probably looking at around 300 OTF lumens with a bit broader beam but still the punch, original XRE led had. I love my lx2 and after the mod i almost completely lost interest in other flashlights
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