Surefire lamp question


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Aleksfoxtrot
October 22, 2012, 08:15 AM
Hey fellas I have a 6p original. 80 lumen led. I bough the 120 lumen incandescent upgrade a couple of years ago but 20 minute runtime sucks!
Surefire came out with a 120 lumen LED lamp but I googled it and can't find it. Does anyone know what the lamps "official" name is?
Also I saw Cree made a "210 lumen" lamp for like 11 bucks. My guess is you get what you pay for and it probably sucks. Anyone had any experience with it?

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j1
October 22, 2012, 08:20 AM
I have one and the Surefire is a great light but I guess that you really knew that.

hso
October 22, 2012, 08:33 AM
I have had very good luck with lighthound's products.
http://www.lighthound.com/Lighthound-Cree-Drop-In-LED-Bulb-for-SureFire-and-other-Flashlights_p_965.html

Ringer
October 22, 2012, 08:55 AM
The name of the Head is KX4.

http://www.surefire.com/kx4-led-conversion-head.html

Aleksfoxtrot
October 22, 2012, 09:16 AM
The name of the Head is KX4.

http://www.surefire.com/kx4-led-conversion-head.html

Is there anyway to get just the lamp. I don't need the head.

Ringer
October 22, 2012, 09:27 AM
The KX4 is a sealed head, not designed to come apart and therefore does not use the same type of replaceable lamp like your older 6P uses.

What hso recommended is probably your best bet.

Aleksfoxtrot
October 22, 2012, 09:38 AM
The KX4 is a sealed head, not designed to come apart and therefore does not use the same type of replaceable lamp like your older 6P uses.

What hso recommended is probably your best bet.

Yeah I might try that. I've just heard that lumen output isn't an industry standard measurement. And these off brand "200 lumen" advertisements usually aren't as bright as a 120 lumen streamlight or surefire.

Kingcreek
October 22, 2012, 11:08 AM
I've been very happy with gene Malkoff's LED drop-ins for surefire lights.

rcmodel
October 22, 2012, 12:23 PM
+1
The Malkoff is a much better bulb!!

http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/m61l-low-output-to-fit-surefire-p-8.html

I have an older M60L 160 lumen in my 6P and could not be happier with it.
I believe the Malkoff lumen rating, as it is way brighter and lights up more area further then the Surefire incandescent bulb.
I use it nightly while outside smoking several times to scan the perimeter of the yard for mangy varmints.

I have to replace the batterys about every 3-4 months.

The other great thing about it is, unlike the incandescent Surefire bulb, these will continue to work on lower voltage output and give reduced light for some time, instead of just going out suddenly with no warning when the battery's run down.

rc

Captains1911
October 22, 2012, 09:56 PM
Another vote for Malkoff

788Ham
October 23, 2012, 11:13 PM
rc,

As usual, you've got the answers to many things. I'm glad you posted this, I've been looking for a good flashlight like this, or one that can be interchanged with another. Thanks for sharing, you're alright!

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