Surefire EDCL1-T

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Two mode tailcap is neat, and I like twisty tailcaps, but others are more or less correct about the distance between the modes. Surefire should consider that it takes two lights: 1) one two mode long running with a sublumen/moonlight and 15 lumens. Or, conversely, 12 lumen red and 1 lumen white, something like that where the red appears the same brightness as the white. Either way, make this light 18650 rechargeable and run for weeks, as it will be running the most. 2) one two mode but 150 lumens and ridiculously bright max brightness. Make this one single cell 18350. When you need bright light, you just don't need it for very long in tactical situations, so a 1000mAh cell is fine.

And they should have HiCRI WW options. You can see much more with less 3500K/4000K HiCRI than with much more 6500K/7000K LoCRI.

I honestly wish they'd bring back the flat-sides smooth bezel incan E and MN02 Outdoorsman. And M4/M3. People will buy them. What does it matter how they make money as long as they make money? As long as the product pays for itself and turns a profit, come on.
 
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And they should have HiCRI WW options. You can see much more with less 3500K/4000K HiCRI than with much more 6500K/7000K LoCRI.


That's why I had my Backup modded, 90+ CRI 4000K 351D, H17Fx driver, and bored for 18350. Out of the multitude of lights I own, this one is always in my pocket.
 

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Is there any other way to contact Christian other than through FB? Someone should invite him to CPF.

Nice mod btw, Boo5ted
 

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Is there any other way to contact Christian other than through FB? Someone should invite him to CPF.

Nice mod btw, Boo5ted


Not really, I've only spoke with him through the page or messenger. I'll ask and see if he wants to come over.

Thanks!
 

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Thanks. No worries. I can't afford any work right now, anyway. Nice to know he exists, though.
 

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Just put an Osram in mine. I'm assuming it's a different TIR in the EDCL1-T to older models like the 300 lumen Defender and Backup because the hotspot is smaller than the Backup I did prior.
I wasn't much of a fan of the XPL in the L1-T.
Comparing my Osram swapped Backup (driver also swapped, 2.7A) and L1-T (stock driver), the latter has a hotspot that's probably only about 2/3 the size, very noticeably smaller. Judging by eye the L1-T isn't far off in throw.
I have no idea what the stock driver is pulling with the Osram running on a 16340 but it's quite a punchy little light.
Overall I prefer the larger spot on the Backup and the extra power doesn't hurt either.
Quick and dodgy pic of hotspot size comparison below.
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EDCL1-T PCB/LED.

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EDCL1-T after Osram swap. Mild to wild.

I'm really liking this change although I realise that it completely changes the utility and original intended design. For my taste an XPL-Hi would have been a better balance than the standard XPL they went with.
None the less, the Osram really makes this thing a beast.
 
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