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E2D LED Defender® Ultra

Dual-Output LED

E2D LED Defender Ultra flashlight -- front angle view

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Great

Bright, durable, reliable. What else can you ask for.

Reviewed by Nick Harrison (Posted on 5/17/16)

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E2D

outstanding flashlight

Reviewed by end user (Posted on 5/13/16)

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Great light

Over all very pleased with this light. It is my everything light from work to hunting, love the dual output too. It by no means lives a easy life either work is in the steel industry and it sees plenty of camping and everyday carry. Only failure was tail cap switch would not remain on low output but surefire sent out a new one to local dealer and problem solved. Over all I am extremely pleased with this light we did a side by side comparison of the Chinese 1k lumen lights you see on the Internet and no surprise the E2D blew it out of the water not even close on the high output.

The few minor issues I have had have all been resolved above and beyond with no questions asked. It is good to know that surefire stands behind their products fully.

Reviewed by Harley Dolby (Posted on 4/27/16)

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The light

The issue I had is the clip. It broke with in the week. Overall a good product.

Reviewed by dee lail (Posted on 4/27/16)

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Narc det

I bought and use the SF led defender ultra for my edc. My one and only complaint against this otherwise outstanding light is its pocket clip. I was going on a trip and packed my defender ultra utilizing the pocket clip to attach to a slot on my pack. While I was packing, my 13 month old son got ahold of the SF ultra and pulled it resulting in the pocket clip snapping. With the pocket clip gone there are not many options of carrying because the strike bezel will tear up any fabric it is laid against. Now I admit my 13 month old son is on the stronger side but there is no way a light designed for LE/military should fail in any way due to the actions of a 13 month old. Besides the clip, the light is high quality. Bright on high and the perfect amount of lumens on low.

Reviewed by Mikey (Posted on 2/27/16)

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Great Light

This is my second E2D Defender and is a favorite. It offers best of both worlds for up close work and at distance. I am proud to carry this light everyday and impressed with the quality. However, one drawback is the weak belt clip. Everything else is perfect and I will continue to carry only Surefire.

Reviewed by GS (Posted on 2/25/16)

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Amazing little light

This light, like many other Surefire owners, is not my first from them but it is top notch just like all the other. The brightness is excelent, responsiveness of the button is second to none and the fact that it has a low light mode is great for when you need a little bit of light and not something over powering.

I love the small compact design of the E2DLU-A, it's come a long way from my first E2D Defender that I purchased almost 13 years ago. This one has a way more rugged coating on it though as it has already seen some bump and drops onto pavement and other surfaces and shows no signs of scratches, dents or dings of any kind.

Like all my previous models it is definately worth the money.

Reviewed by Mark (Posted on 1/6/16)

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Purchaser

It gets the job done that it was designed for. Customer service was very helpful. I am glad that I chose this unit instead of a different brand. You get what you pay for, this light was worth the price.

Reviewed by Ken (Posted on 12/30/15)

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Bright, rock-solid light; clip needs improvement.

The E2D LED Defender Ultra is a handy, dependable, solidly built light. The head emits brilliant white light, slightly on the cool side of the spectrum. The beam is concentrated with an intense hot spot inside a diffuse but effective flood. The crenelated bezel is not razor sharp, but it will certainly tear through the fabric of normal jeans and khakis if worn in the rear pockets. If you wear Carhartts, this will take significantly longer to manifest.

The overall fit and finish of the light is excellent. The anodizing appears homogeneous and the knurling on the body provides sufficient traction with wet hands.

The biggest flaw, in my opinion, is the pocket clip. While the head-up/head-down clip is ingenious, the design and execution should be improved. The clip is not anodized to match the light and appears low-quality, but the true concern is that the clip is flimsy and doesn't allow the light to ride deep in the pocket. If using head-up carry, the entire head (>1.5 inches) sits exposed and the light can easily be grabbed by a passerby. When carrying head-down, about an inch of the tailcap sits exposed. The clip is loose and is prone to bending and deforming if snagged. I wish the clip would match the rest of the flashlight and would allow the light to ride more securely, like a well-designed knife.

Overall, it's a great light with blinding output. I live in Boston and I am unable to defend myself with anything more than a knife and light, but this will surely disrupt anyone's adapted night vision if employed from several yards away. On a dark night, the beam will positively illuminate and aid in identifying an animal at 100 yards without a problem.

I have no regrets about purchasing this light, but would like to see the pocket clip improved in future generations.

Reviewed by Oliver (Posted on 12/27/15)

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Awesome Light, minus the clip.

I've been buying and using Surefire products since I joined the Army in 2003. I own a few thousand dollars worth of Surefire lights. My pistols, riles, shot guns, and machine guns have all been adorned with Surefire products. I spent over a decade in the military & law enforcement. I've never had a single light fail. Ever. The new E2D LED Defender Ultra is no different. It is a NEAR perfect product. The light is blinding, yet subtle on the low/navigation setting. I work at night as a strip club and country club manager. I always use my E2D when closing the clubs. I search the building, vehicles left in the parking lot, and confront people "hanging" around. This is by far, the best pocket light I've ever used. My ONLY complaint is the pocket clip. It is possibly the worst design I've ever encountered. It broke after two months of use. This in comparison to my E2D Executive Defender which I had and used for over 5 years with no clip failure. I still use that light as a backup in my vehicle. I took the clip from a much older "E" model and replaced the broken one. Thankfully Surefire hasn't changed their machining much for their new lights, and the decade old pocket clip fit perfectly on my new "E" model.

Reviewed by Matt McG (Posted on 12/5/15)

Specifications

Output / Runtime -- White Light
High500.0lumens / 2.25 hours*
Low5.0lumens / 67.75
Tactical Runtime**2.25hours
Length5.60
Bezel Diameter1.125inches
Weight w/Batteries4.2ounces
Batteries2123A  (included)
** Runtime (at highest setting for multiple-output
    lights) until output drops below 50 lumens.

Description

E2DLU-A
E2DLU-A 084871321242

The E2D LED Defender® Ultra is a compact 500-lumen flashlight featuring dual-output capability and self-defense enhancements. Utilizing a virtually indestructible high-performance LED and a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens, the E2DL Ultra is activated with a pushbutton tailcap click switch that also selects output levels: press or click once for a high-intensity 500-lumen white-light beam—ten times the light needed to overwhelm the night-adapted vision of an aggressor. Return to off and press or click again within two seconds for a 5-lumen ultra-long runtime low beam that's suitable for navigating at night or performing close-up tasks for hours. The Defender's crenellated Strike Bezel® provides further defensive options should the need arise. Slender and powerful, the E2DL Ultra is an ideal everyday-carry light.
Features
  • Virtually indestructible LED emitter regulated to maximize output and runtime
  • Two output levels—500 lumens high for maximum light, 5 lumens low for extended runtime
  • TIR lens produces tight beam with enough surround light for peripheral vision
  • Strike Bezel® provides personal defense option
  • Coated tempered window resists impact, maximizes light
  • Dual-output tailcap click switch—press for momentary-on high, click for constant-on high, return to off then press or click again to select low
  • Fits our V91 holster in the head-up position.
  • High-strength aerospace aluminum body, Mil-Spec hard-anodized for extreme durability
  • Weatherproof O-ring and gasket sealing
  • Includes high-energy 123A batteries with 10-year shelf life

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