G2 or 6P

firefly99

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01foreman400 said:
What are the differences in these to lights? Besides one is metal and the other is plastic. Is it worth the extra cost to get the 6p?
Both light are identical, 2 differences are the body material is metal for 6P, nitrolon for G2. Pyrex lens for 6P and the G2 has lexan lens.

KL3(3 watts running at 1 watts) and KL5 (5 watts running at 3 watts) will work on both lights.
 

wmirag

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I have a G2 and I love it. I use the BOG 3W LED in it.

I recently recommended the G2 to a friend. He bought it with a P61 which puts out 120 lumens vs the stock 60.

He just emailed me yesterday and said his lamp "exploded". I didn't see his light yet, but he's not prone to exaggeration.

I suspect that the heat build-up in the plastic head and lens might have been the cause of his problem. I've used the P61 in my G2 but only for several seconds or a minute at a time. It never occurred to me to run the P61 for longer than that in a plastic light. However tough it is (and it is tough), plastic is an insulator.

I did not see that anyone else in this thread warned of this. I don't have enough evidence to say for sure but, if I were planning on using P61's, I would do so in a metal Surefire.

W.
 

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I say G2 if you're gonna use it a lot, throw it around (hides scratches well) but most importantly if you live in a cold climate or can get real cold climate, the nitrolon will not sting your hands when cold. Downside though is the lens is lexan and it can scratch easy, even chip.

6P is great, but will show wear and dings easier. Normal usage shows wears on the edges and body stings hands if it's cold. But pyrex is mucho stronger and scratch resistant than lexan. If you plan on upgrading the bulb to those new high lumens bulbs, it may melt the lexan, so 6P is in store....
 

firefly99

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wmirag said:
I recently recommended the G2 to a friend. He bought it with a P61 which puts out 120 lumens vs the stock 60.He just emailed me yesterday and said his lamp "exploded". I didn't see his light yet, but he's not prone to exaggeration.
Very likely the P61 lamp your friend has is faulty. Suggest he call SF customer service for a replacement.

I had no problem, running my G2+P61 constant-on for an hour till battery is dead. If I remember correctly, Size15 had mentioned that P61 is more reliable and tougher than P60.
 

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Wow thanks for all the responses. After reading all the information on this thread I have decided to go with the G2. I have a green LED light that I use for walking with to and from my deer stand during hunting season. I just wanted another light that was bright that I could shine just in case. :eek: I may even upgrade it with a P61 since it will on the used momentarily most of the time. How hard is it to remove the plastic lense to replace it with a glass one?

Thanks,
Darrell

 

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I've had both....

I sold the 6P and kept the G2 which I leave in my glovebox..

I replaced the 6P by buying a C2..which is now my back-up light on duty...

In case my Gladius every fails.....(as if...:sssh: )
 

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How hard is it to remove the plastic lense to replace it with a glass one?

I used a Swiss Army knife "the caplifter tool" The lens is held in by a ring that screws in. The Caplifter has a little notch near the handle place it in the slot then the screwdriver lines up on a slot on the other side of the bezel ring and you just unscrew it. Of the 4 I changed only one was "glued" so it was easy.
Topper :)
 
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