SureFire G2D-FYL

Nathan

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I don't have the equipment to take measurements, but here are some (poor) pics:

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RobertM

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I couldn't resist any longer. :D I went aheand and ordered a G2D-FYL from my favorite SF dealer. They don't normally stock it so they are specially ordering it from SF for me. Hopefully I'll have it within a week or so.

Now the big question...to mod with a high CRI SSC P4 or not...hmm :thinking:
 

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IMHO, the G2D is one of the best two-cell CR123 non-tactical outdoor lights. (As some of you might know, I'm a also big fan of the L5 w/KL5A being one of the best tactical lights.) The G2D is light-weight, easy to hold with gloves (due to the new KX3 shape), easy to manipulate in the hand, perfect with the plastic body when it is cold & rainy, and the GUI is really simple. I do not agree with other posters about the GUI being not optimal, as you can select the output level by just half-clicking and when you are there just click through.

I can understand why the G2D-FYL is perfect for firemen, mounting those on helmets, etc. As an EMT/first-responder this light would be my primary in my go-bag.

I'm also looking forward to the Stratum, which I consider the tactical version of the G2D.

Mine:

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I've just converted mine to an all black G2D:

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(I changed the yellow body with a black G2 given to a family member.)
 
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loszabo

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They look much better in all black, huh? I did the same thing but with a black G3 body.

Agreed -- they do! Though I have to admit, in my (darkend) room the FYL was easier to spot on my desk.

I just mounted a black lanyard with the new adapter, though I kept the yellow one as an option. :twothumbs
 

angelofwar

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I went to Salzburg in 99 (beautiful city, BTW), but I was "Surefire-less" at the time (I hadn't "seen the light"). If I ever make it back, my G3D-BK will definitely have to accompany me. Can you post a pic of you G2D-BK with the new adapter you have? I'm looking at lanyard options for mine. Thanks!
 

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Not sure if this has been discussed or cover but I was curious if anyone knew what type of anodizing is on the KX3 head on the G2D? Seems like Type III but doesn't feel like it. Please help!

It does not look like HA-II black as used on the old KL3, but it looks more like a matte HA-III.
 

GarageBoy

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I must say I'm not impressed with this light. I think Streamlight is probably the only large company to get it right for a FF's light. Many other companies just take one of their regular lights, make it yellow, and call it a "Fire Rescue" light. Knife companies like to do this as well.

I think its a cool light by itself, but when do you need multiple light levels at a fire or emergency, aside from checking pupils?

And the checkered reflective things are cute, but the middle of the light is where the helmet mount clamps usually go, no? Why not a reflective strip around the head?

If SureFire wanted to make a real fire EMS type light, they should make a nitrolon bodied, articulated head, with rechargable batteries oriented side by side, or in series with an oval or flat body. Like a plastic weaponlight with a big *** removable clip in the back. It could be mounted on a helmet, belt or coat. These rehashed ideas painted yellow just don't cut it. They may have their finger on the pulse of military/law enforcement, but not fire/EMS.

Not trying to be a troublemaker, but I wished for years for a SureFire made for my line of work, and they hand us this.

Had other firefighter friends say the same...
Should really get a real FF to test these things instead of assuming/dictating what they need
 

foxtrot824

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I know this thread has been quite for a while, wondering if anyone is still using these? I just picked up a G3D and measured a whole 191 lumens on high at 7700K :fail:

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Mods to come...
 

ampdude

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I have a few of these, but got rid of the LED heads right away because it is fail sauce. It even flickered all the time with low batteries. I kept the tailcap, body and the stickers on all of them because that's all cool and I planned to turn them into incans someday. The only part of the package that sucks is the SF LED head.
 
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ampdude

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I have the 3 cell fireman, but not this one. It’s got 3 settings right? How is the tint?

I thought the G3D-FYL WAS the same light as the 3 cell fireman? It should be the same light. I'll have to check the markings on my boxes.
 
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