SureFire KLx *now shipping*

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Here is my report for SF KLx series.
All KLx bezels have successfully completed EMI Radiated Emissions and Radiated Susceptibility tests for CE approval and MIL-STD-461.
The final assembly production has started and it will be ready to be delivered by the end of next week.
I hope you find these tools useful for your applications.
Thank you for your patience.

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pk
 

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Mr Ted Bear

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Runtimes for the KL series

For those wondering, even though there is only one "graph" for each setup, each graph is a complilation of mutiple tests (no less than 6 tests per each using different batteries etc)

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Here is my contribution to the battery tests.

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KL1. Horizontal divisions represent 1 hour each.
Two tests, identical results.
Using the E2e body, 2x SF123A cells. Not tested on 1x cell, as I don't have an E1 body to test in.

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KL2. 1 hour/div, same as above.
Two tests, very similar results. This one's going in for a third re-test just to be sure I didn't get a flunky battery in the first two; but I'm pretty sure the 1 1/2 hour in regulation is right.
Using the M3 Combatlight body, 3x SF123A cells.

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KL3. 1 hour/div same as all the others.
Two tests, identical results.
Using the M2 Centurion body, 2x SF123A cells.
 

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Now, some beam shots.
All shots were taken from 12", and all shots are captioned so you know what they are.

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KL1

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KL2

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KL3

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Comparing KL1 and KL3

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Comparing KL2 and KL3

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Just for poo and chucles... comparing the G2Z with P61 and the KL3. I'm surprised the KL3's spot was even visible next to a P61 lamp fired 12" from the target.
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So Craig, is THAT what the super-secret project was?

I'm not interested in runtime so much as cost. If it is gonna cost a freakin' fortune to buy, I won't be getting it in the first place, so run costs then become a moot point. I have a feeling these won't be sold used by very many people either, so I will most likely be doing without....

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Thanks PK!

The wait will have been worth it! Congratulations on CE approval. One question:

Can we use these during commercial flight or do we have to keep them off along with our cell phones?
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Tater

All three KLx should be around $45 to 50

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Don

The whole point of the CE rating exactly addresses the situation you describe. Other manufactures would be wise to follow suit
 

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Caaaaa ching!

Who needs new shoes for the baby when you can have a new head for your E2? Seriously though, these are quite affordable considering the quality.

Everybody should note that all though the KL1 (I'm guessing will be the most popular) will work with the E1, it REALLY shines (in output and runtime) on the E2.

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Congratulation PK, you've done it again...
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I have both KL1 and KL2 on order, waiting to be delivered
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I buy KL2 just to see and compare how powerful 1W LS compared to 19 LED setup. I also has M4 which I will load with 3 batt and 1 dummy to be used with KL2. Is it possible to run KL2 with 4 batt? I don't think so...

I also think to buy KL3, but because my quest is brightest and smallest light, I choose KL1. If KL3 is being redone using 5W LS, I definetely buy it straight away...
 

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Ok, let me crawl out of my cave...what is a KL1 again? I know it`s an LED...but how many in the head? Is it regulated?

Can you buy one with a body? How much for that (body and head)?

Ken
 

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Ken,

The KL1 and KL3 both host 1 Watt Luxeon LED's. The KL2 is host to 19 ea. 5 mm LED's.

The KL1 is an optional bezel for the Ex series of SureFire flashlights and will work on 3 to 9 volts (1 to 3 123 cells)

The KL3 is an optional bezel for the standard sized 2 and 3 cell SureFire flashlights like the 6P, C2, Z2 and M2, etc. It will run on 6 to 9 volts (2 or 3 123 cells)

The KL2 is designed to be an optional bezel for the M3. It has a current limiting circuit and can run on 2 or 3 123 cells.

The KL1 and KL3 have constant current driver circuits (buck/ boost)

This is my understanding at any rate.................

- Don

EDIT: I see Darell got an answer in between my first and second attempt at posting. Don't you love how you can hit the wrong post button and everything you have typed is lost??
 

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Originally posted by KenB:
Ok, let me crawl out of my cave...what is a KL1 again? I know it`s an LED...but how many in the head? Is it regulated?

Can you buy one with a body? How much for that (body and head)?

Ken
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Hi Ken-I'm new to this one too, but I understand it's a 1 Watt Luxeon (Low dome) LED offered by Surefire that goes on their E1, E2, E1e, and E2e executive flashlights!
The KL1 is the head/bezel (w/Luxeon) and will sell for $40-50. by itself.

You will need 1 of the above Surefire flashlights to use with the REGULATED new head-then you will have a complete flashlight-some thing like an Arc-LS that uses CR-123 cells... -am I right guys??
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Edit: I see that two others beat me to posting the answer.
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If you don't need a pocket clip, you can probably get an E1/KL1 HA combo for about $100- $110 on line.
 
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