GUN surefire E1L thoughts?

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  1. edge4628

    edge4628 New Member

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    I am looking for a new surefire for my collection, i have an E2E and an L2 lumamax, if anyone has an E1L let me know what you think about it? or any other lights worth mentioning
     
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    The beam on the E1L is ... interesting. It essentially projects and image of the LED die so you get a rectangular hotspot with a rectangular corona. I did not find the E1l to be particularly useful for general use due to the lack of spill until I obtained a diffuser for it.
     
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    how was the throw on it?
     
  4. idleprocess

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

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    I wouldn't say it's spectacular. Beam spreads to a ~1' hot spot and ~3' corona at ~10'.

    I know it's been improved with new LEDs and possibly new optics since the model I bought several years ago.
     
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    I hated mine, not a cree model. Dim and square shaped beam. Replaced stock led with a Seoul LED and reflector, it's the perfect light for me now.
     
  6. edge4628

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    did you ever try the new cree out?
     
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    I have the one with the new cree led And I love it! It is a great general use light.
     
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    awesome man do you have any other surefires to compare to?
     
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    Does it have a reflector with the Cree, or just a better optic?
     

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