How hot is a Surefire G2?

RebelRAM

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I have heard stories here about a few of you using your Surefires to melt ice on car doors and locks and such. I can definitely believe it. The other day I was servicing some equipment at work and had to use my G2 a couple times. I normally carry it on my belt in a Surefire holster. Apparently one of the times I reholstered it, I did not turn it off. But I did find it still on about 15 minutes after that. I hate to waste batteries but no big deal or so I thought. I used it a little more then turned it off and reholstered.

Well last night I was working around the house and using my G2 and I went to put it back in the holster and then put it back on my dresser. I noticed something. The holster velcro strap was melted right above where the lens of the light was. It looked like somebody had taken a cigarette lighter to it! The melted area was about the size of dime. It didn't burn all the way through, I guess that's why I hadn't noticed. But you can definitely see where it's melted on the inside!

I'm not annoyed by this event at all. If anything I'm impressed again with the power of Surefires! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

--JT
 

mokona2

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Did you have a P60 or P61 lamp assembly? Even with the P60, the bezel can get pretty warm to the touch in only a few seconds of use. If left unattended for several minutes, I'd imagine it could probably get warm enough to soften or even melt velcro. Just see what happens when you try out an M3 or better yet, a Mag85!
 

fivebyfive

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I also use the nylon surefire holster for my G2 and it was accidently turned on while holstered. To prevent this from happening I put a bottle cap from a water bottle on the bottom of the holster. The inner ring of the bottle cap creates a space for the G2 button to sit in. The outer ring of the bottle cap makes contact with the G2 tail cap itself and prevents the bottle cap from pushing on the button. I know this wasn't the topic of the post, but I just thought I would pass along an easy and cheap fix to a common problem.
 

RebelRAM

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I was using a P60. As for it turning on, that was totally my fault. I had twisted the tailcap to constant on while I was using it. I just forgot to twist it to the off position before I reholstered.

--JT
 
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