The E2e with the KL1 is a very inexpensive way to get a high quality LS product.

KenBar

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This was originally posted by V8TOYOTATRK
"The E2e with the KL1 is a very inexpensive way to get
a high quality LS product. "


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I am totally new to this company ( SureFire)..other than seeing it from time to time. I tried looking on the webb site but got lost. I am still on a 56K line and it is dirt dog slow.

I want to buy one of these E2e's.

Am I correct in understanding that I need first a BASE and then I need to buy the HEAD?

Where is the best place to get these and how do you order just a "BASE"....or do you have to order a regular flashlight and get the LS Head?

What sort or $ are we talking about?

Thanks!

Ps...I just checked the webb site of my old standby....Texas Tactical Supply... and found this light
Would this work?

What I want.......Waaaaaaaa is a stubby LS.
If I bought this light, would this work? WOuld the E2e head fit on this chap?

Time to talk to the wife...."Ok sweetie
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I promise this is the LAST one I want!" LOL
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Badbeams3

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Is any one offering a group buy on the KL head? Maybe there could be a group buy on parts (body~switch) for those that are not interested in a incandesant and wish to save a few bucks.

Does anyone think this is a good idea...maybe if there is enough intrest some one will make an offer to us.

Ken
 

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Someone here mentioned (Sean?) that it is definitely possible to order just the E1/E1e or E2/E2e body alone (as a part) and then just order the KL-1 head..to complete the Luxeon flashlight....without buying the unwanted incandescent part, and thereby saving about $30.
(+ a coupla O-rings)

Example: E2 body-$29. + KL1 head-$40.-resulting in a complete functioning L.S. Surefire for about $70-$80.

Was that what you meant, KenB??
 

Badbeams3

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Yea Doug, but don`t forget the switch assembly...or is that included with the body in your example?

Ken
 

Badbeams3

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Well, if it could be done...70~80 bucks...I think there may be some (a lot?) interest. Complete 100% Surefire.

Another way might be to have a group buy on just the head and switch. Then have a tube made by one of our moders for 2 or 3 AA batts. Not 100% SureFire...but cheap to run and enjoy. Wonder how much it would cost to go that route?

Ken

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Badbeams3

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Thanks DSpeck, let me ask you...is it possible to make a short extender/adapter (1/2 inch?) to allow the use of 2 AA with the E2E body? If so, how much do you think that would cost? This way we could go with a 100% Surefire light for $70~80...with just a small add on part for those who wish to run AA`s.

If you/someone could do this (at a reasonable price) I think it would be a good seller.

Ken
 

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I'm holding my E2e right now and have tried 3 brands of AAs after I unscrewed the tailcap. Wouldn't you know, a AA will not fit in there. So, an adapter to screw on the back of the surefire tube won't work unless there is a way to increase inside diameter where the push button switch attatches:-( You need the entire tube replaced...And I'm not parting with my E3e:)
 

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The problem is KL1 with 2AA is not very efficient. It seems better off with just 1x123 for easier EDC.

KL1 is designed for 6V after all.

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The AA's will have to be front loaded. The extender mentioned above would need to be a 15/16x20 female thread to male thread coupler that went between the bezel and the E2(E) power pak. Required geometry would probably dictate a minimum extension length of 5/8" which I believe is in the ballpark?

- Don
 

Badbeams3

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If the adapter were made so the E2E body would accept 3 AA batts (if it can be done) would that improve the bright run time?

Ken
 

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For me the 2AA/KL1 body from DSpeck using 2 x A NiMhs at 2700ma will do the trick for a nice runtime I hope. Looking at the above graph and calculating a 50% longer regulated curve (1x123 / 2 x AA Nimhs 1800ma) should be quite nice.

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KenB,
3 AA's would of course improve run time and efficiency but at this point, it would be cleaner to just make a new battery tube. Even with a short adapter, you are looking at a part that isn't that much simpler that a new tube. An adapter also adds one more joint that requires sealing for water resistance/ waterproofness. 3xAA is a pretty long flashlight!

- Don
 

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KenBar,

The E1E you have pictured combined with the KL1 head makes a great, pocketable flashlight, IMHO.

- Don
 

Badbeams3

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Some good points Don. I was trying to come up with a way to keep the original body in the mix. It`s also the cost of the complete tub (2 AA) is pretty high ($40, still when I think of the $$$ savings in batt cost, it`s a bargain). I was hoping to find out that adapters could be made/bought at a more affordable price.

Ken
 

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Ken,

if you want to keep the body original what about some 2/3A NiMh´s - not too much capacity (1000ma-ish) but you can keep the body and the smaller size. You might need to add a small spacer as the 2/3A are approx 28mm as opposed to the 123´s 32mm.

Just my 2 cents

Klaus
 

Badbeams3

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He he...well ok...I guess I`m being a little stubborn. It might have something to do with having 80 AA Red Cell batts I got on sale...need to use them up
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Useing them right now in my Arcfinty mod...but I realise I`ll be dead before there gone.

Ken
 

KenBar

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Originally posted by McGizmo:
KenBar,

The E1E you have pictured combined with the KL1 head makes a great, pocketable flashlight, IMHO.

- Don
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Thanks Gizmo.
I think that is the way I am going to go.
I got this info. in email moments ago from TTS.

We have the heads on backorder they will be about $39.99 I called sure fire about the e2 body and was told that it is only available for repair or replacement that they don't want to sell them separately. So I won't have the body by itself
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