#### ob1

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E1e + KL1 runtime on one R123 is 44 minutes.

I personally would go with the e1e+kl1 (newer gen.) I walk around everywhere with it!

-tom

-tom

The place I work has quite a few power outages during the course of a year. Way too many cheap lights around. Usually with no batteries and/or dead bulbs. Cheap is the way to go when the lights go out, huh? Also, I use mine to scout around in dark areas/pallets while everyone else has to tear the whole pallet apart.

My coworkers are definitely not light guys but they know I edc two or three (at least) led lights. The e1e + kl1 is the one everyone seems to notice, even more than the 5 watter I have. They are very definitely interested in mine so I guard it closely.

BTW, it fits nicely in a large SAK (Swiss Army Knive) sheath.

-tom

If cost is no object, 3rd-generation KL1 + E1e, with Surefire's legendary KL1 buck/boost/everythingandthekitchensink circuit. Precision regulation as opposed to a cheap Zetex circuit, eats ANYTHING from 2-9V that you can feed it. Rechargeables, NiMH, lithium ion, alkaline cells, if you can cook up a battery holder it will eat it. Mod it to a SO17XA reflector and tweak the drive current if you desire. Get a Z57 PROPER (instead of reverse) clickie, plus true HA3.

Of course, you lose BIG time in the pricing department /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif but if you are the kind who brooks no crap and makes no compromises, you know what to get. You may want to take out calipers and measure you wallet in advance and take pride in that reading, for once you get started with the Surefire stuff, it will never that fat again /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I think one thing to think about is whether or not you like throw vs. flood. The Q3 has very nice flood - it's very useful. The KL1 is all about throw, it's more or less a spotlight.

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Just want to add a caveat that this all depends on which generation KL1 head you get. The latest generation KL1 head definitely throws but does not have much flood. The older generation KL1 head has more flood. I do not have a Q3 though, so I cannot compare the flood of the older generation KL1 vs. the Q3.

The Q3 is a lot of bang for the buck - it's a hell of a deal. The e1e/kl1 is a top-quality light at a top-quality price.

Maybe the CPF mantra applies here - "Buy 'em both"?

I got mine on a vital gear 1X123 body,Ordered yet another VG/KL-1, and I have a E1L, but the kl-1 on the VG FB-1 is perfection. size, feel, good runtime considering the brightness.I love the beam and said in my thread, it's the beam i would have if i could make my own light's.killer VDG

Yeah, but I'm the lucky one who has a whiter beam in the QIII than KL4. .

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Would this be considered as "vote tampering". /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I guess I'd better get in my vote for the E1e/KL1. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hahaha.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

Yeah, but I'm the lucky one who has a whiter beam in the QIII than KL4. .

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By chance or by choice? VDG

You might want to think about the switch though,as you don't get a Z57.Can't (usually) win 'em all!

Just my 2p worth. HTH /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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This gives a superb light,with light weight,long runtime,spot(with good sidespill) and a superb area light(with FM34 cap down).

I put a clickie on mine,andadded a turned plastic ring to give a G2Z feel/look,but you don't nned to,to get a great light.Only drawback,slightly larger than your average 2x123 cell light. I don't mind that as I have big hands.

HTH,Phil. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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