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    Default Help me identify these Surefire Lights?

    Hi everyone,

    So a little story behind these lights...In 2012 I was working at a Radioshack. A gentlemen came in and started asking me about different switches and various other electronic parts (hard to remember now) but I asked him what he needed them for and he responded he had some ideas for flashlights. We got to talking and it turns out he worked for Surefire, if I recall correctly he said he was VP of product design. So I mentioned I didn't have anything that nice but that I loved my Fenix LD20 (Still do BTW, it was 3 years old back then) and his response was along the lines of "Eh, Chinese junk, I'll bring you some real lights!" Sure enough, he stopped in just a day or two later and gave me 3 Surefire lights; I gave one to an employee and kept the other two. A little while after that he came in and he gave me 2 prototype headlamps. Really cool guy and full of information.

    I do not know what models the flashlights he gave me are and I have tried to find them to no avail. I don't know if they are also prototypes or not; I'm hoping someone here can help.


    The bodies look like the G2 series bodies but the tail cap and fore-end are aluminum. The tail caps are laser engraved "www.surefire.com". The smaller one just has a window over the LED and a single mode but the larger has a window (possibly glass), a removable bezel that allows the aspheric lens to come out (lens appears to be plastic), and two modes. Both use 2 x CR123s

    Here is one of the head lamps. These do not actually say Surefire anywhere on them, the light just has "PROTOTYPE" laser engraved on the top and bottom. Interestingly I did locate this eBay listing (linked below images) and you can see that it is the exact same prototype head lamp however these are laser engraved with Surefire.


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Surefire-He...p2047675.l2557

    I would greatly appreciate any thoughts or info and thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Help me identify these Surefire Lights?

    Hello and welcome to CPF

    Your post above has been approved, but please note that direct links to outside auctions are discouraged.

    In most cases, those are removed by staff, especially from new members' posts (for probably obvious reasons)

    An exception has been made in this case, as that auction is over, and your link is for reference purposes.

    Please also be aware that "price fishing" is not allowed here (no request or discussion of "current market value" please)

    Thank you for your interesting post, I would guess that the flashlights may perhaps be G2L-FYL prototypes.
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    Default Re: Help me identify these Surefire Lights?

    Fair enough, I will avoid posting links like that in the future. I do appreciate allowing it though as that is the only reference to the head lamp I was able to track down. I did some more searching after you mentioned the G2L and found the G2L Fire Rescue model...they certainly match up. Haven't seen one that quite matches the larger one but I'll keep looking. Definitely on the right track.

    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Help me identify these Surefire Lights?

    Yes, that was a specific variant of the G2L, called the G2L-FYL.

    I could not immediately recall the item code off-hand, but had since added it to my post above.

    There may be others here with more specific knowledge of these, but many or most of the SureFire experts and collectors have not been as visible on CPF lately
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    Default Re: Help me identify these Surefire Lights?

    Yep they are. I have a couple of the three cell versions. I sold the LED heads years ago, as they flicker when the batteries get weak. I can't remember if the two cell were the same way. Love the neon yellow bodies and type III black clicky switches though. They came with filters also. I'm planning on going incan with them someday as they are still in box.

    I had always wished they had made G2's and G3's in neon colors. I guess this is as close as we will ever get! Those pictured look more like standard yellow though.
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    Default Re: Help me identify these Surefire Lights?

    Awesome, appreciate the help guys. Since you put me on the right track I looked at the product catalogs in the Surefire sticky from 2009 - 2013. Small one definitely appears to be a G2L-FYL; there doesn't seem to be enough to differentiate it from a production model on cosmetics alone. The larger one would appear to be similar to the G2D-FYL, however the head is of a completely different design and their is only a high and low mode on mine vs. the advertised 3 modes on the production model. I can only assume this is not a production light barring a more expert opinion. All in all a pretty generous gift from the Surefire guy and if ever happens to see this I'll say "Thank you" again.

    As to the flickering from low batteries on these I can't comment; I can say I haven't noticed but I've also not used them very often.

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    VP of product design, aye? Sounds like one of PK's minions at the time……wait a second, wasn't PK vp of product design?

    I wonder if he was in that Radio Shack secretly checking up on the status of his Icon line……

    He left SureFire in 2013 if I recall correctly.
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