I received my surefire illuminating tool last week. I immediately put it to work. The weather where I live has been -10 degrees and out of the mailbox it responded quickly. The name of this flashlight should be the "sun." 500 lumens is amazing. I was seen from 500 feet away in a snow storm. On the other side with 5 lumens I was virtually camouflaged from 50 feet. I have read other reviews and a few people have mentioned that there is a flowery reflection given off as a border from the tip design. If this bothers you don't buy this light. However, if you want a light that will save your life by illumination or even self defense I strongly recommend this product. I will be replacing all my firearm lights with surefire. I rarely find a product that receives all 5 stars, but I can't find anything negative to say. I have 2 areas I use my tool. One is in a hospital where obviously firearms are illegal. But I have the most confidence that this light will respond in an emergency blackout. I also have a small farm and use it to ward off varmints. I have yet to loose any brightness from the use of my light from battery failure. Good luck in your search for an awesome light, bur surefire is certainly at the top of my list. Thanks for the technology you strive for.
Reviewed by Frank (Posted on 2/21/15)
i have many surefire lights, this one is no different then the rest when it comes to quality. they are super bright and there when you need them.
i have broke lots of pocket clips on this one though, i really like the belt clip design but its weak.
Reviewed by frank (Posted on 2/4/15)
I am very pleased with the E2D defender ultra! I absolutely love the dual output tail cap-bright first, then dim on second press of the tail cap. PERFECT. I had one of the previous versions to the ultra and used it daily for over five years. It continues to work perfectly, although the ultra is much brighter. Excellent lights! Thanks Surefire, keep it up.
Reviewed by KG (Posted on 1/26/15)
In my opinion, the Defender Ultra is simply the best of SureFire's excellent self-defense flashlights. Expensive? You bet! It reinforces the old truism: One gets what one pays for . . . or something along that old adage. Regardless of the self-defense SureFire light you select, be Ultra careful about trying it out on your wife and/or for that matter any other "low-light-adapted" member of your house hold. She asked " just what is that tiny light supposed defend against"? As I hadn't used it, I said ( stupidly, in retrospect ) just put your head under the comforter and I'll show you. She did and I did. AND, I narrowly escaped with my right ear still attached.
Reviewed by J.War (Posted on 1/23/15)
I own a number of SureFire lights, starting with the 6P, This E2D is the best one yet. You can completely light up a large room or scan a treeline with the 500 lumen setting. The 5 lumen is just enough to watch out for obstructions in your path while moving at night. This has become my EDC. Very lightweight, dependable as usual, and can also double as an impact weapon. Great product!
Reviewed by Greg (Posted on 1/22/15)
if i had only one surefire for the rest of my life, it would be this one.
boasting 500 lumens on high and 5 on low.
so practical, yet a sight for sore eyes.
i have 14 other surefires and i hate to tell them this but this model is my favorite, his little brother the e1d led defender is a close second.
buy it and never look back, and definitely dont look at the credit card bill.
Reviewed by EDC ready (Posted on 12/4/14)
The advertised construction and performance have been borne out. Across diverse climate and physical conditions, my SureFire, is as advertised. Sure Fire!
Reviewed by Stephen V. Dash (Posted on 12/2/14)
Superb Consistent Performance. Price notwithstanding, recommendations have been made to others aiding their purchase decisions.
Reviewed by Stephen (Posted on 10/26/14)
Lightweight, compact, and durable. Well worth the money.
Reviewed by Chin (Posted on 9/25/14)
Just finished my first month with my E2D Defender Ultra and I am very impressed...light, tough,easy to use and still on first set of batts! Very good job, SureFire!
Reviewed by Randy Malorin, SFC, UAS (Ret) (Posted on 7/15/14)
|Output / Runtime -- White Light|
|High||500||.0||lumens / 2.25 hours*|
|Low||5||.0||lumens / 67.75|
lights) until output drops below 50 lumens.
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.
- Virtually indestructible LED emitter regulated to maximize output and runtime
- Two output levels500 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 switchpress 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