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    Default E2D head exploded, need replacement

    2 or 3 years ago, my E2D exploded. I have the tailcap, body, head. I need the lens and bulb assembly.
    What replacement parts does the forum recommend? I would like to upgrade to LED, use as gen purpose, and maybe weapon light.

    Thank you

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    If it is a surefire I would contact them. They will probally take care of it for you. If it is just the bulb (incan) I am sure you would probally be on your own.

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    exploded? No pics=didn't happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef4850 View Post
    If it is a surefire I would contact them. They will probally take care of it for you. If it is just the bulb (incan) I am sure you would probally be on your own.

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    Default Re: E2D head exploded, need replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by gary kendall View Post
    2 or 3 years ago, my E2D exploded. I have the tailcap, body, head. I need the lens and bulb assembly.
    What replacement parts does the forum recommend? I would like to upgrade to LED, use as gen purpose, and maybe weapon light.

    Thank you
    What do you exactly mean by it exploded? That's scary.

    I know this is your first post, but here are a few common verdicts for exploding flashlights:

    -The lithium batteries vented hot gases due to voltage sag in one battery. This is common when low quality batteries are used (Made in China) or when old and new batteries are mixed.
    -The bulb shattered inside and blew out the front lens
    -The light was dropped


    ...and yes, pictures would help a lot. =)
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    I was in my office, with a couple of employees, and we all heard a loud band, everyone was like "wtf"? Went into the other room, which smelled like fireworks, looked around, and found the e2d on the floor. It had been on a table. I had used it that morning. I contacted the vendor who informed me I had probably left it on, and or had bad batteries. (I bought the batteries form the same vendor)
    The youngest guy, prob about 22 said, "I am sorry about your flashlight and all, but that was awesome!"
    BTW, it could have been bad if it was in a drawer, or next to flamable materials because it left a burn mark on a piece of electronic equipment if was lying next to.
    Anyway, I will try to find the damages parts, but may not be able to after all this time. I just want to use the light again.

    Thanks for the responses, I hope to learn a lot from this place.

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    Were you using regular 123A batteries, and if you were, do you remember what brand?
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    surefire is probably the best source for the parts you need.

    lighthound may have some bits as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary kendall View Post
    I was in my office, with a couple of employees, and we all heard a loud band, everyone was like "wtf"? Went into the other room, which smelled like fireworks, looked around, and found the e2d on the floor. It had been on a table. I had used it that morning. I contacted the vendor who informed me I had probably left it on, and or had bad batteries. (I bought the batteries form the same vendor)
    The youngest guy, prob about 22 said, "I am sorry about your flashlight and all, but that was awesome!"
    BTW, it could have been bad if it was in a drawer, or next to flamable materials because it left a burn mark on a piece of electronic equipment if was lying next to.
    Anyway, I will try to find the damages parts, but may not be able to after all this time. I just want to use the light again.

    Thanks for the responses, I hope to learn a lot from this place.
    Sounds like (pun intended) the batteries vented. Call or Email SureFire, explain your situation just the way you did here and they'll fix your flashlight for free. That way you can start using your light again.
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    I bought the batts when I purchased the light, on the vendors recommendation. Battery Station, or something similar.
    The vendor recommended them, told me they were just as good as Surefire batts, just cheaper. I have almost a whole box of them left. The vendor has a good rep, as far as I know, but was NO help in resolving the issue. He told me there was a bad batch, but that mine was not in the bad lots.
    He was going to get back to me, but he didnt, and I let it go.
    I would like to use the light again, however.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary kendall View Post
    I was in my office, with a couple of employees, and we all heard a loud band, everyone was like "wtf"? Went into the other room, which smelled like fireworks, looked around, and found the e2d on the floor. It had been on a table. I had used it that morning. I contacted the vendor who informed me I had probably left it on, and or had bad batteries. (I bought the batteries from the same vendor.)
    Were they the same Surefire cells that came with the light? Were you using a cheap set of Made in China cells?

    Cheap cells with poor Q.C. is one reason why multi-celled CR123 lights can explode. Mixing & matching old and new cells is another reason. Mixing & matching cells from different brands is another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary kendall View Post
    I had used it that morning. I contacted the vendor who informed me I had probably left it on, and or had bad batteries.
    So did you leave it on?
    If so then battery mismatch suspected.
    Is it REALLY a Surefire? I've seen some threads about clones of their products....some being VERY close to being identically made. Then no warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary kendall View Post
    I bought the batts when I purchased the light, on the vendors recommendation. Battery Station, or something similar.
    The vendor recommended them, told me they were just as good as Surefire batts, just cheaper. I have almost a whole box of them left. The vendor has a good rep, as far as I know, but was NO help in resolving the issue. He told me there was a bad batch, but that mine was not in the bad lots.
    He was going to get back to me, but he didnt, and I let it go.
    I would like to use the light again, however.

    Thanks for the help.
    I have no reason to believe it isnt a real surefire, I purchased it from Calvin from Bright Flashlights. I still have the original package.
    I MAY have left it on, dont think so, but it is possible.
    I really am looking for advise on repairing it, or hopefully upgrading it. I figured that by now there is better technology avail than the stock hefad, such a LED...
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    Default Re: E2D head exploded, need replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by gary kendall View Post
    I have no reason to believe it isnt a real surefire, I purchased it from Calvin from Bright Flashlights. I still have the original package.
    I MAY have left it on, dont think so, but it is possible.
    I really am looking for advise on repairing it, or hopefully upgrading it. I figured that by now there is better technology avail than the stock hefad, such a LED...

    I have always had good dealings with Calvin, I am pretty sure all the products purchased were legit. I hope you get your light fixed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary kendall View Post
    I bought the batts when I purchased the light, on the vendors recommendation. Battery Station, or something similar.

    Mystery solved guys!

    The older BS cells had a habit of venting/exploding.

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    Contact Surefire. Your warranty is with them, not Brightflashlights.

    Or, consider a Malkoff VME head with M61 drop in: http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/m...head-p-67.html

    A second option is a E2 LED head: http://tnvc.com/items/illumination_tools/e2_head.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary kendall View Post
    I have no reason to believe it isnt a real surefire, I purchased it from Calvin from Bright Flashlights. I still have the original package.
    I MAY have left it on, dont think so, but it is possible.
    I really am looking for advise on repairing it, or hopefully upgrading it. I figured that by now there is better technology avail than the stock head, such a LED...
    Packaging means nothing. You'd be amazed how far some counterfeiters will go to pass off a fake as the real thing. But I see someone else has already posted that that particular vendor is good to deal with.

    My Surefire C2 once bumped up against a tube of chapstick when I folded my pants over a chair. Tube hit the tailcap switch. Next morning, the batteries were dead. But no explosion, no venting with flame.

    Call Surefire on the phone. (Don't bother e-mailing.) Explain what happened. Then just send them your light. They'll fix it for you.

    Also . . . Older Battery Station brand cells are still floating around. Those have a reputation for such poor Q.C. that they have been known to cause problems in multi-cell flashlights. They are Made in China. The label is blue with yellow lettering. Newer Battery Station brand cells are blue with white lettering. Those are quality made in America cells. Safe to use. Were the cells in your light the older version?
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    The Malkoff VME bezel + a Malkoff drop-in is an exceptionally good upgrade, but not cheap. Best case is probably around $100. I replaced the incn head on my E2D with a VME + M61.
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    Wow that sucks about your light, never had any issues with the one set of Battery Stations Ive owned, and they've been in my EDC for years. Also, I wonder if Surefire will cover it seeing that it wasn't using their cells?

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    [QUOTE=Monocrom;3417532]Packaging means nothing. You'd be amazed how far some counterfeiters will go to pass off a fake as the real thing. But I see someone else has already posted that that particular vendor is good to deal with.

    My Surefire C2 once bumped up against a tube of chapstick when I folded my pants over a chair. Tube hit the tailcap switch. Next morning, the batteries were dead. But no explosion, no venting with flame.

    Call Surefire on the phone. (Don't bother e-mailing.) Explain what happened. Then just send them your light. They'll fix it for you.

    Also . . . Older Battery Station brand cells are still floating around. Those have a reputation for such poor Q.C. that they have been known to cause problems in multi-cell flashlights. They are Made in China. The label is blue with yellow lettering. Newer Battery Station brand cells are blue with white lettering. Those are quality made in America cells. Safe to use. Were the cells in your light the older version?[/QUOTE]

    Yep. Before I get blasted for buying cheap chicom batts, I only bought the cheap ones because the vendor recommended them. I would have never even heard of them until he mentioned how good they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Yep. Before I get blasted for buying cheap chicom batts, I only bought the cheap ones because the vendor recommended them. I would have never even heard of them until he mentioned how good they were.
    So it's the vendors fault for recommending the batteries ... Was anyone else with you when you were told to get those batteries ? ... I would also contact the battery seller as usually they would make good any damage caused by their batteries ... I assume that the batteries were not out of date ... I can't see the torch manufacturer being to blame for a defective battery when it is some other make ... Anyway , good luck ... Good job the torch wasn't in your trouser pocket ... That really would have made your eyes water.
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    I have 4 SF units and they all came with SF batteries...?
    It is better to light up one LED than to curse the darkness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bigglow View Post
    I have 4 SF units and they all came with SF batteries...?
    Yes.. The OP probably bought more than just the ones that came in it and they weren't SureFire.


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    Contact Surefire. They sent me a brand new head for one of my E series lights due to a broken lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary kendall View Post
    Yep. Before I get blasted for buying cheap chicom batts, I only bought the cheap ones because the vendor recommended them. I would have never even heard of them until he mentioned how good they were.
    The vendor most likely had an overstock of the cheap stuff. Also, he may not have known about the dangers of using cheap cells. Just because he sells quality lights it doesn't mean he knows about quality cells.

    I mainly stick with Surefire brand CR123 cells. But have been known to use Streamlight brand cells, along with Duracell, and Energizer brands. Recently got a good deal on a case of Energizer CR123 cells. Couldn't resist. All of the above are Made in America, with plenty of attention to Q.C.
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