- CR123 Batteries too expensive!
The rechargeable batteries are great. When they get a full charge they last along time. It has saved me a lot of money so I'm not going out and buying the CR123 batteries.
The break through!
One night I'm getting my gear ready for a low light tactical pistol class. I'm checking my gear and notice my Surefire pistol light was dead. It's 1:00am. The only place open was WallMart I go into Wall Mart to easily pick up a pair iPod CR123 batteries. I go back to where the have all the batteries and NO CR123 batteries. I. Pissed so I start walking to the front of the store and notice a kiosk of batteries. I start looking and find one pack of batteries. One pack of Energizer batteries I paid I thin PKU about $9.00 for the two batteries. That night I checked the Surefire web site where I thought I saw a rechargeable kit . I bought the recharger and around $90.00 worth of rechargeable batteries. I did not realize how many Surefire flashlights is have and weapon mounted Surefire weapons light. Since then I have gotten my $90.00 back in three fold. I have not and will not buy any CR123 batteries. I only use the Surefire rechargeables the y hold a really good charge. I even bought another recharger from trusty Surefire to charge my batteries faster. I now keep one in the car and use the car charger and one at the house. I always have fresh batteries. Thank you Surefire. You have saved me a lot of money so I can buy more bullets so I can practice. Lol!
Reviewed by John E Swistak (Posted on 2/26/14)
- Rechargeable batteries
If you have Surefire you need to have there rechargeable batteries. You'll save a lot of money in the long run. The batteries hold a good charge . I'm running 500 and 1,000 lumens on a few Surefires. Using them nightly.
Go out and get ya some!
Reviewed by J. Swistak (Posted on 2/19/14)
- Good batteries
These batteries are a good buy and work well! I have not noticed any real performance differences in light output. The runtime is also close to the specs. Glad I bought them and highly recommend them. I still use disposable batts in my dedicated weapon lights, but would not hesitate to use rechargeables either. Good gear, SureFire!
Reviewed by Randy Malorin, SFC, USA (Ret) (Posted on 2/1/14)
- 25% RUNTIME of DISPOSABLE BATTERIES
Item Description: "The runtime of these LFP 123A lithium-phosphate batteries is about 50% of that provided by disposable 123A lithium batteries"
I fully charged the NEW batteries in my P2X FURY and they lasted 25% (NOT 50%) runtime of disposable 123A lithium batteries 90min runtime. I was very disappointed. Turned light on (tactical/high), at 20min dim, 25min extremely dim, 30min DEAD.
Poor runtime is a fair trade I suppose for never buying expensive batteries ever again. But technology will increase and these will be trash also. In all fairness we are talking about a great performance flashlight that was designed for momentary use. I'm surprised it didn't explode, it was so hot after my test!
Reviewed by Jeff A (Posted on 1/23/14)
- Good Value
Purchased these for a light that I use everyday. They work as advertised.
Reviewed by Fred Gabtz (Posted on 1/23/14)
- Great power, low cost
The outstanding power output and the relatively low cost of ownership / maintenance is what makes these a "must have."
Reviewed by ACE Garage (Posted on 12/30/13)
- rechargeable batteries
Love the batteries I use the batteries at work I am a diesel mechanic. I do wish they were a little stronger battery case. I have damaged 3 batteries by tightening the tail cap to tight so people should be cautious about that.
Reviewed by Greg H (Posted on 12/26/13)
- CR123 Li Phosphate Battries
This is my second purchase of four batteries. I have been using these for over a year and have been very please with the performance and recharge / recycle performance. I bout the latest 4 as I am conducting a few cold weather photo workshops and want to be sure I have enough backup for my Surefire Headlamp and Flashlight. Both use the same batteries. Thanks Surefire for another great product.
Reviewed by S Verma (Posted on 12/5/13)
- Excellent alternative to throwing away expensive batteries
I'm so glad that surefire decided to start selling these rechargeable batteries. My only complaint about surefire batteries was the expensive cost of constantly going through CR123 batteries in my lights. Now I run these in all of my handheld lights(I still use lithium CR123 primaries in my weapon lights). After a few months these rechargeable batteries have already paid for themselves. Thanks!
Reviewed by Tony C (Posted on 12/5/13)
- BATTERY REVIEW
The rechargeable LFP 123A batts are a great product and re-charge to full-capacity in a short time, many times. I would recommend purchasing this product.
Reviewed by SOQUEL MARINE (Posted on 12/5/13)
Do not use LFP 123A batteries with incandescent illumination tools. See Restrictions below.
These two LFP 123A lithium-phosphate rechargeable batteries—which retain approximately 50% of their original capacity even after 500 charging cycles—will power SureFire illumination tools that use disposable 123A lithium batteries. The runtime of these LFP 123A lithium-phosphate batteries is about 50% of that provided by disposable 123A lithium batteries; maximum output levels are typically not affected. Use of these rechargeable batteries can result in a cost savings over time, depending on usage habits. Recharge only with AC/DC charger included with SF2R-KIT01, sold separately.
- LFP 123A lithium-phosphate rechargeable batteries provide hundreds of charging cycles
- Use of LFP 123A batteries can result in cost savings over time, compared to disposable 123A lithium batteries
- AC/DC charger sold separately
Warning: As with disposable 123A lithium batteries, do not mix rechargeable LFP 123A lithium-phosphate batteries with other types or brands of batteries, including but not limited to 123A lithium batteries.
Rechargeable LFP 123A batteries are only to be used to power LED illumination products (built to use 123A lithium batteries) and NOT those featuring incandescent lamps. The initial elevated voltage of these rechargeable batteries, immediately after charging, may cause the filament contained within an incandescent lamp to break or “burn out."