GUN Cheap Light Crew V SureFire G2

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  1. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I just bought one. I also know absolute shit about lights. Any tips or things I should do? Different bulb or something maybe? :naughty:
     
  2. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    How much of a difference would I notice?
     
  3. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    I love my Fenix lights. Although they're not intended for hard use, I haven't had any problems from the abuse I subject them. Mine have been dropped on the ground numerous times (you should see my baton twirling imitation :mamoru:)

    The one time I had a problem with one of my lights, Fenix-store.com replaced it without question. This is even after I included the reason it failed in my email. My daughter had removed the battery, reversed it, and screwed the cap back on. Killed the turbo mode immediately.
     
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    Bobula Fairly Useless

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    I bought a 220 lumen bulb from allteamgo on ebay, I get approx 40-60mintues of bettery time and it's INTENSELY bright.
     
  5. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Ok, great story and all. Really had a lot to do with the thread and everything. [​IMG]
     
  6. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    You mentioned cheap lights...?


    You bought a G2. $30.

    You're thinking about buying the LED assembly. $40.

    That's $70 already and doesn't include shipping.

    For $70 you can also get...<insert brand> Catch my drift now?
     
  8. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    I think my new G2 replacement is the Rayovac 3W LED at Walmart. $24.95, runs on common AA batteries, 80 something lumens bright, at least an hour that I've tested at full brightness, and sufficiently durable and water resistant for daily knock around or TSA-not-stealing-my-Surefire duty.
     
  9. Fireball

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    Well, you want to talk about Cheap lights? Let me tell you, I've been to dealextreme, lead by this forum, and bought a couple of their CREE lights... and WOW. For the money, they blow my Surefire out of the water.

    I'll take some pics a little later, but for the price I paid for it, I'd almost rather carry it than my Surefire light.

    They all use the CR123A batteries, the dealextreme lights are metal and led, where the surefire is polymer and a regular light.
     
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    Link to the light you got?
     
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    I have one of those. Pretty bright and seems solidly made but I hate the tail switch on it.
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I have Q5 drop-ins for my G2 and 6P. 230 lumens ftw.
     
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    Ive got a G2Z. Bought one back in 2003 and sold it, then got another one a few years ago. Using a Lumens Factory lamp right now which is supposed to be between a P60 and P61.
     
  15. Fireball

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    what the hell you buy a light for gene? you goin to mount it on that sks? ;)
     
  17. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    It's a MAK :squint:
    And maybe. I needed it for looking under cars at class. It's a huge help. :o
     
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    For an extra $6, you can get an LED Metal cased version of a surefire from the dealextreme link that I had above... which is brighter than even the home made thing he did.
     
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    You have any experience with the other "cheap" lights on there?
     
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    You flashlight guys are nuts ;)
     
  22. Ticket Me

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    ive been looking at getting one of these but im not sure if you can find any pressure switch kits for them so i can put it on my AR
     
  23. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    The jump from 60-120 lumens is double to the lightmeter, but not to your eyes. Perception of brightness is kind of like the inverse-square rule. You need to increase the light output by about four times to perceive roughly double the brightness.

    In my experience, the P61 lamp assembly (120 lumens) is noticeably brighter than the P60 (60 lumens), but you sort of need a side-by-side comparison for it to really stand out. Stock, the G2 is pretty bright and the beam is well-focused. I would save money on lamp assemblies (and 123A batteries) and stick with the stock 60 lumen lamp.
     
  24. Fireball

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    I have 2 of them myself, and let me tell you, I'd honestly take them over my Surefire G2 if I had to grab one.

    Especially for the price!
     
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    I have one on my AR... I perfer not to use a pressure switch, because I don't want to be fumbling around for it, or squeezing it when I need it in a situation, I'd rather use an on/off instead....

    The button is fairly accessible and I can hit it without moving the weapon off target by using my off hand.

    Also, I don't like a front grip, I'd rather just hold it by the rail, or up by the mag well.
     

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