The SureFire E2D LED Defender Ultra boasts a very bright 500 lumens of maximum output. Like all SureFire products they offer a lifetime warranty (details here). SureFire has always been known for their high quality and durability and their flashlights and weapon lights are the choice of many in military and law enforcement. The general consumer market benefits from all of the research and development SureFire does to meet the demanding standards of the military and law enforcement users.
SureFire E2D LED Defender Ultra Specifications:
- 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
- Impact resistant coated tempered window, maximizing light
- Dual-output tailcap click switch
- Aerospace aluminum body, Mil-Spec hard-anodized
SureFire E2D LED Defender Ultra user interface
The press for momentary-on high, click for constant-on high, return to off then press or click again to select low. In my opinion, this flashlight is a straight-up personal defense light as you have just two modes: 500 lumens or 5 lumens. In close quarters if you go from no ambient light to 500 lumens in close quarters it would be disorienting to a potential threat. This could give you enough time to draw a weapon (if the situation requires that level of force) or to retreat to a safer location. If necessary, you can use the aggressive strike bezel to break glass, or strike another person in self defense.
SureFire E2D Defender Ultra Dual Output LED is available at Amazon.com
If you need a self-defense oriented tactical flashlight that is extremely durable with an aggressive strike bezel, you’ll want to take a closer look at the E2D Defender Ultra. The flashlight uses two CR123a batteries and runtime is 2.25 hours at 500 lumens and 67.75 hours at 5 lumens.