Surefire E1L Outdoorsman KX1 LED

rwolfenstein

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My coworker sold me a mint Surefire E1L for 60 dollars. I read online that the light puts out 45 lumens on high and 3 on low. The light doesn't switch brightness. So I guess I wonder, were the old KX1 LED heads a single lumen output? Maybe someone here might know, because I cannot find any information on it.
 

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You should have one of the very first E1L models. Later there was a two level Version. I think for 60 Dollars you made a good deal, if the light is not completely abused...
 

rwolfenstein

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You should have one of the very first E1L models. Later there was a two level Version. I think for 60 Dollars you made a good deal, if the light is not completely abused...
Its pretty clean, only wear is on the tail button, the rubber is smooth instead of textured.
 

rwolfenstein

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Your serial number probably starts with A. That will make it a 2007'ish 30 lumen single output version. Very energy efficient!
As a matter of fact yes, the serial starts with an A. You nailed it! 30 lumens huh, I guess I got so used to these high power LED lights I thought something was wrong.
 

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Yea, the two cell E2L was rated at 45 lumens. It's the same KL1 head though, you can put The E1L head on a two cell body with two CR123A's and get the same 45 lumens.
 

1996alnl2

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30 Lumens, wow. I still have my L4 with that Lux 5 LED (Did I say that correct?) I can't remember the output maybe.. 120 Lumens?
When I turn that thing on It seems very dim compared to todays standards but as inefficient
as it is these old lights hold a special spot in my heart.
And it's my favourite hand warmer for the winter.
 

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