Not too impressed with the anodizing on the above L2r, it was used around 15 hrs in total on a 4 night camping trip, it wasn't wrapped in cotton wool but was treated well.
Yet already I can see flaking! As evident in the photograph :tsk:
Yeah, type 2 anodizing is not durable at all. But think of it this way, with type 2, you don't have to treat your light well, cradling it like a baby, worrying that you might damage the coating the way you would if the light were HA.