Hello All, this is also my first post so be nice to the newbie! I've been lurking long enough to know there is a certain resentment about new comers asking dumb questions that have been asked before, but hopefully my COMBINATION of questions is original.
I'm a BIG fan of Surefires and while I do own other brands, in my work life I actually use S'Fires almost exclusively because my safety can on the line where flashlights are concerned and I don't want a less reliable light, nor one that has fancy flashing options etc that might get in the way during an emergency. To that end, I've been carrying an E2D as my main carry light, an E1B as backup (obvious choice!) and EDC, plus a little Gerber 22-80016 Recon as my nightsight preserving/alternate spectrum light for the rare occasions when I need that. However I wouldn't be looking at candlepowerforums if I wasn't also a flash-fanatic, and my latest jonesing is for a Surefire that performs as well and reliably as the E2D but also provides alternate spectra, at least RED and BLUE. I invite advice on whether or not I should purchase a Kroma or an A2 LED Aviator- with carry size and weight, brightness, and ease of use all taken into consideration. I'm not saying price is not a factor but am willing to spring for the Kroma if it's the best choice. The Kroma is not available to look at in my area and I would have to buy it sight-unseen. Please enlighten!