Backwards in time

Megalamuffin

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My gateway Surefire was the G2L. That was only after years of looking atSurefire lights. A friend of mine had an early 6p that blew me away. It was so much brighter than my 3D maglight and was so small!

When I finally splurged for one, LEDs were the rage and the G2L lasted so much longer and didn’t need bulbs to be replaced.
Yes, it had a blueish beam but that meant it was better, right?!?

A few years ago I got 2 e2e and a 6P , kept one e series and the 6P incandescent and recently put together an E1e with a Lumens factory 18350 body for guilt free runtime.

There is something about the Incan E series that I love, almost every night I carry one.

What I would have done years ago to have a E2e/E1e to carry alongside my trusty Mini mag!

There is definitely something special about the incan e series. 60 lumens doesn’t sound like much but that incan light has a way of punching through the dark. I have mine today.

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Currently im carrying my MDC with the LF E-head and a 50lm 3.7V incan module again. Plenty of beautiful incandescent light. Ive also gotten some Osram 64410s and running them in my G4 modded 3C. With the vertical filament it throws very well + should have about 3 hours of runtime on 21700s. Spare bulb still fits in the tailcap. Bulbs are about 80 cents each. Very practical even in 2022.

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I always remember seeing Surefire advertise in magazines and would end up saving up my money and buying one. I also started getting the annual surefire catalog and would read the stories and wait for them to finally come out. Most of my incans have drop in LED's but I do put in an incan bulb now an again to enjoy the warm glow. My E2O and my E2E are my two favorite lights. I also still love my C2 and 6P. I remember reading about how an Alaskan Brush Pilot used the E2O and I could not wait to get one. It took about a year after seeing that article in the catalog for me to finally afford one.
 

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SureFire isn't the only way to time travel; had my Streamlight(s) TwinTask, TL-3 & Scorpion out for a check-up over the weekend. All incan(s) & all still working like new. My 1st SF was a LED L2 which still works like new. When you buy good gear you usually only need to buy it once in a lifetime
 

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Here's one for ya 3_gun
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This 2aa light uses a PR2 bulb and head swivels 90 degrees. Twisty-click for on/off.

TSA may not let me on a plane with this old Pentagon:
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Here's why:
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You can use the serations to cut steak. Pentagon called them "spikes" and they weren't joking.

But seriously folks, my favorite E lights are an E2D Defender LED with a Tana and an Aviator converted to an E1 with a Tana.
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Both have Scout tailcaps.
 
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Still IMO one of the best incandescent lights that was made.One of my TL’s has a Fivemega 2X18650 and SF beam defuser and is awesome for searching for lost stuff in the house or checking on the little ones at night
 

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I took the old round body 6p on the walk tonight. What a nice light. It did a nice job with the HO6 installed which projects a nice big hotspot. I am warming up to that particular lamp assembly, although it is quite the gas guzzler.
 

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I always remember seeing Surefire advertise in magazines and would end up saving up my money and buying one. I also started getting the annual surefire catalog and would read the stories and wait for them to finally come out. Most of my incans have drop in LED's but I do put in an incan bulb now an again to enjoy the warm glow. My E2O and my E2E are my two favorite lights. I also still love my C2 and 6P. I remember reading about how an Alaskan Brush Pilot used the E2O and I could not wait to get one. It took about a year after seeing that article in the catalog for me to finally afford one.

Great collection.

I have seen that same page in the ‘04 catalog with the E2O and the bush pilot. It made me want one, 18 years later. Maybe a tough find now but I put it on the list.
 

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I enjoy the old incans. I like the simplicity. Nothing beats the tint & even the small ones throw like crazy. Just recently got a 1st gen strion, originally just as a collectors item but I enjoy using it quite a lot. + its rechargeable so no feeling guilty about wasting batteries. I normally carry a single mode light anyway so i still find the old incans very useful. Thinking bout carrying the strion, but it'd be a shame to scratch the finish.
Those are called “guilt free lumens” - A phrase first coined by Paul from Maryland I do believe
 

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Great lights. The e1e all the way right, did they make a factory version like that or did you have to take the head and tail off an e2d?

My memory fails me other than that was the configuration when I purchased it. I don't know what the factory option/s were.

I do remember placing one of those tail on my BackUp. Slipperiest flashlight I've ever owned.
 

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For me it’s not even backwards in time. I’ve never really switched over to led. I have a few but they mostly just sit there. My use case is usually under an hour and I don’t have them running the whole time. So runtime is a moot point. All of my lights easily get me an hour. And around 100 lumens is all I ever really need. Even that is overkill most times but sure is fun.
Loving the great lights in this thread
 

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A couple of my favorite oldies:

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A 6P with coating removed and polished along with a polished alluminum Solitaire.
The 6P has an Elzetta wire lanyard ring with olight adjustable wrist strap. The Solitaire has a MicroStream clip and a generic miny carabiner
 

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From what I understand these lights were not very popular so SureFire did not make a whole lot of them in gun metal.
Both arrived with working bulb modules that have been replaced with modules from Lumens Factory.
Both are semi-retired.
 
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