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Surefire lamp question

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Aleksfoxtrot, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Aleksfoxtrot

    Aleksfoxtrot Member

    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?
  2. j1

    j1 Well-Known Member

    I have one and the Surefire is a great light but I guess that you really knew that.
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

  4. Ringer

    Ringer Well-Known Member

  5. Aleksfoxtrot

    Aleksfoxtrot Member

  6. Ringer

    Ringer Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Aleksfoxtrot

    Aleksfoxtrot Member

    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.
  8. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Well-Known Member

    I've been very happy with gene Malkoff's LED drop-ins for surefire lights.
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    The Malkoff is a much better bulb!!


    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.

    Last edited: Oct 22, 2012
  10. Captains1911

    Captains1911 Well-Known Member

    Another vote for Malkoff
  11. 788Ham

    788Ham Well-Known Member


    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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