Surefire E1B Dual-Output LED Flashlight , Silver
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- 110 Lumens of High Output for 1.3 Hours; 5 Lumens of Low Output for 37 Hours
- Virtually indestructible LED emitter regulated to maximize output and runtime
- TIR lens produces tight beam with enough surround light for peripheral vision
- High-strength aerospace aluminum body, Mil-Spec hard-anodized for extreme durability
- Dual-output tailcap click switch - press for momentary-on low, click for constant-on low; return to off then press or click again to select high
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This light is perhaps my favorite light of all of them, and trust me.. I own a very varied collection of flashlights. These are some awesome features of the "Backup:"
1. Very small. Fits in the palm of your hand. Rides in your pant pocket and you won't even notice it's there until you reach for it. It has a 2-way pocket clip. Carry it bezel up or bezel down, take your pick.
2. 80 lumens on tactical level of light, or 5 lumens for prolonged battery duration. Although it is rated at 80 lumens, this little light ourperforms my Fenix P3D, which is rated at a maximum of 215 lumens. It outperforms my Blackhawk Gladius. It outperforms my Streamlight Stinger. ****UPDATE: I just purchased the Surefire 6p LED and G3 LED, both also rated at 80 lumens, and the E1B outshines them both, and it has a better "throw." Maybe Surefire should re-classify the E1B as having more than 80 lumens?
3. Despite being an LED light, the beam travels very far, and it provides an intense bright circle of light at the middle, with a generously wide and bright peripheral illumination area.
4. Runs on a single CR123a battery. This means you can ditch your xenon lights and save all the batteries they eat up for this little guy.
5. Great reflector and super clear lens.
6. It has a lockout feature on the tactical tailcap so that you won't accidentally drain the battery if it turns on without you noticing.
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Surefire has the reputation of making dependable and durable lights, prized by military, law enforcement and emergency personnel. These people require lights that are pretty much 100% reliable. Surefire has a great warranty and their lights are over-engineered like mad. That's a lot of what you pay for when you buy a Surefire flashlight.
This particular light is small but powerful. It uses optics to concentrate the beam. I don't know how lumens are measured or any of the technical stuff involved. I have several flashlights that advertise more than the 80 lumens Surefire claims for this light. But only a couple of them actually put out a beam as bright as the E1b on the high setting. On the low setting, you get a very useful amount of light about equivalent to an LED Mini Maglite. It is somewhat fiddley to get to the low setting--you have to go through the high setting first. You will eventually work out how you will deal with this and it will soon cease to be an issue.
Other than the price, this is about the perfect light for everyday use. As a lower priced alternative, you might want to check out the Fenix PD20. It has more settings and it's even smaller than the E1b. I have both but the Surefire is in my pocket almost all the time.
The 5 lumen output setting is plenty for just about any use, while the 80 lumen setting is blinding. Not like a 225 lumen filament bulb, of course, but plenty to really light things up if you need to.
With a 37-hour run time on the 5 lumen setting, this light finally gives me what I've been waiting for: a light small enough to ALWAYS carry with a battery life that offers real utility. The method of operation is a little awkward at first. One click on the butt-cap button gives the full 80 lumens. A second click gives you the 5 lumen setting. Once I got used to this operation, I realize it makes good sense and is easy to use.
The quality of construction is usual Surefire: The finest materials, design and execution. The beam is sharply focused and the light color is an interesting tone, much warmer than the Surefire L2 I have.
This much money for a little flashlight? It depends upon how important light is to you. To me, having a tiny, no-compromise device which allows me to carry instant light is both a luxury and a necessity. This is a 21st century tool which conquers the darkness and worth every penny.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well ,ade and a classic design design but extremely expensive in this day and age, many of the China made flashlights are just as robust and twice as powerful for a fifth of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by AGT
Yeah it's alright.... A bit overpriced really.
I will preface by saying I've owned many high quality flashlights:-
Yes it's very robust but seriously lacking... Read more
We carry these flashlights every day, in my pocket and in my wife's purse. They are perfect for EDC (Every Day Carry). The dual output is easily controlled by the switch. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Stu Redman
Bought this light as a replacement for my lost E1B. I owned my first one for almost 3 years and just could not live without it. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Dan
Surefire flash light quality is very good and it's much better than the product which is made in China. I like it very much.Published on June 8, 2013 by Mike Lin
I bought this light to go with my carry gear. I find it to be just as useful as an extra mag. I do carry this light with me even when I don't have my weapon on me such as at work. Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by RichClem
I just compared this small 80 lum light to my SF 6px Defender 320 lum light. This light is almost the same in brightness and throw. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Adrian Johnson
This is an excellent product, well designed, made for the long haul, and perfect for every day carry. Quick shipment, and a very happy customer.Published on April 8, 2013 by jameson ritter