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    Default Surefire E1B backup

    Hi I am new to this forum, I have a Surefire 6P and am thinking about getting the E1B, I like the spot beam and reach of the 6P, could anyone tell me how the beam of the E1B compares

    Thanks, goliteman

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    Default Re: Surefire E1B backup

    The Surefire P60 and E1b are both shown in this thread.

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    Default Re: Surefire E1B backup

    Go for the E1B. I bought one (silver color) from LAPolicegear. The 50 free batteries make it a deal I couldn't pass up!

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/surefire...lashlight.html
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    I did the same thing as Ed. I assume you have the incandescent lamp in your 6P. Either way, you'll be very impressed with the E1B. It will blow your stock 6P away.

    Once you do actually get the E1B, you'll want to upgrade your 6P. Get back to us.
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    Thanks guys, you have made up my mind, I will be getting the E1B before the week is out!

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    Default Re: Surefire E1B backup

    Think about a Malkoff M60 for your 6P. 235 lumens and an excellent hotspot/spill combo - $55!

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    Let me know how you like the E1B. I was seriously checking it out before I went with a Novatac.
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    No more 50 free batteries from LPG, but a good price nonetheless.

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    No more 50 free batteries from LPG, but a good price nonetheless.
    Yep, I've got enough CR123A's to last me to Y3K after buying a couple of silver E1B's from LAPG...

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    Default Re: Surefire E1B backup

    the E1B beam is normally quite warm or at least neutral. Its brighter compared to the bluish beam emitted by the 6P.

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    Default Re: Surefire E1B backup

    Quote Originally Posted by seale_navy View Post
    the E1B beam is normally quite warm or at least neutral. Its brighter compared to the bluish beam emitted by the 6P.
    I think your mixing up the 6P and the 6PL. The 6P is an incan and is nowhere near a blue tint.

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    Default Re: Surefire E1B backup

    Hi goliteman,

    I wouldn't want to poison your mind but this is CPF anyway and it seems normal for us to point you in let's say... a new path of light?

    Here's my alternative suggestions. I just bought the LX2 and I love the very nice and bright output that it produces. Though it costs more than the E1B, the UI (user interface) in my opinion is more practical than the E1B.

    If smaller form factor is what you are looking for, the LX2 is definitely slimmer than the 6P and outputs much more than the 6P.

    Alternatively, you might want to hold onto your purchase until around this December where Surefire may be launching the LX1. Maybe similar in output to, or maybe slightly brighter than the E1B but at around the same size.
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    I havenít been able to get my E1B yet, hopefully next week, as far as the LX2 goes I would love to have one but money holds me back. I have a L2, itís a great light but I would rather have a light with more of a spot beam than the wide beam that the L2 has. I have been thinking about selling it on E-Bay but I am not sure what I could get for it but if I could get enough I will be getting the LX2 in the future.

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    Default Re: Surefire E1B backup

    Quote Originally Posted by goliteman View Post
    I havenít been able to get my E1B yet, hopefully next week, as far as the LX2 goes I would love to have one but money holds me back. I have a L2, itís a great light but I would rather have a light with more of a spot beam than the wide beam that the L2 has. I have been thinking about selling it on E-Bay but I am not sure what I could get for it but if I could get enough I will be getting the LX2 in the future.
    Well, the LX2 does have a very good spot beam and it is well balanced with an average amount of flood. The E1B shares the same beam pattern as well as they are both using TIR optics but just not as bright. I don't own E1B yet but I was able to compare my LX2 to my friend's E1B. Both are very well made lights. If the LX2 does make you drool, why not wait awhile till you get more cash for the LX2 or LX1 when it is launched? It's just a suggestion because I personally love them for the fact that I have the option of using either the lanyard or the clip supplied. Plus the fact that LX2 allows you to do quick double or triple taps of high power lights which the E1B fails to do.
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