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Posted: 12/23/2005 3:17:21 PM EDT
Just got the above flashlight and after 5 minutes of playing with it, no more light??

Pushed the button and it worked, 5 seconds later it didn't.

Any ideas?

It's only been out of the package for 5 minutes.

This sucks!

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:19:14 PM EDT
screw the base cap back in

or maybe you got a bad bulb
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:22:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mandingo:
Just got the above flashlight and after 5 minutes of playing with it, no more light??

Pushed the button and it worked, 5 seconds later it didn't.

Any ideas?

It's only been out of the package for 5 minutes.

This sucks!




My Surefire G2 just quit like that when the batteries died, I had been playing with it longer than 5 minutes though.. but you might try fresh batteries and see if it works.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:24:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:27:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 3:31:11 PM EDT by mandingo]
Unfortunately I don't have any spare batteries here. Maybe the batteries in the smoke detector are the same.



Update, just tried the batteries in another flashlight and they are fine. Put the batteries from the other flashlight in the Surefire and nothing.

Will call them Monday I guess.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:28:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:33:46 PM EDT
I would change out the batteries first.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:38:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mandingo:
It's only been out of the package for 5 minutes.



Did you have to cut the tape? Maybe the place you bought it from had been playing with it and now the batteries are dead. Hopefully, it's just the batteries.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:51:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeG23:

Originally Posted By mandingo:
It's only been out of the package for 5 minutes.



Did you have to cut the tape? Maybe the place you bought it from had been playing with it and now the batteries are dead. Hopefully, it's just the batteries.



You mean the tape on the package? Yes, Wife bought it from Surefire online.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:54:17 PM EDT
I got a Gladius that was sealed in its carrying case. The light went out after 10 minutes of use....simple change of the batteries fixed it.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:48:42 AM EDT
Contacted SureFire today and they are sending me out a new bulb free of charge. Hopefully that fixes it.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:50:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mandingo:
Unfortunately I don't have any spare batteries here. Maybe the batteries in the smoke detector are the same.



Update, just tried the batteries in another flashlight and they are fine. Put the batteries from the other flashlight in the Surefire and nothing.

Will call them Monday I guess.

Your Surefire has a voltage regulator in it. I'm presuming your other flashlight doesn't. I'm betting it's the batteries. Call Surefire back and buy a box of 12 batteries for $15.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:54:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:


Your Surefire has a voltage regulator in it. I'm presuming your other flashlight doesn't. I'm betting it's the batteries. Call Surefire back and buy a box of 12 batteries for $15.




+1
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:59:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:


Your Surefire has a voltage regulator in it. I'm presuming your other flashlight doesn't. I'm betting it's the batteries. Call Surefire back and buy a box of 12 batteries for $15.




+1

Bravo Sierra.

The E2D does not have any type of regulation. Hell, the only Surefire incan light with regulation is the A2 Aviator.

It might be the batteries, but I would wait to order them until they send out the bulb because they are not cheap and it WILL burn out some day soon. Getting a free one could never hurt
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:01:02 PM EDT
The Surefire batteries DO have regulation build in, and they are know to give a little warning, then just go - probably due to the regulation in the battery
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:05:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:00:09 PM EDT
Well the batteries I ordered from Surefire on the 23rd of Dec arrived today. I tried to swap out the batteries to see if that was it and the answer is NO.

Contacted Surefire again and was told 2 MORE WEEKS before I can expect my replacement bulb.

This has me pretty much set against ever getting a Surefire product again.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:05:01 PM EDT
I have a low hour Z2 and the bulb blew out.

I have an older 9Z that has been going for YEARS on the same bulb.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:06:15 PM EDT
Sounds like you are just having really bad luck. In terms of parts availability and customer service my experience with them has been nothing but excellent.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:06:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mandingo:


Contacted Surefire again and was told 2 MORE WEEKS before I can expect my replacement bulb.




if you're desperate for a new bulb now, try some of the sporting goods stores in the area. the sportsmans warehouse near me carries surefire lamps.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:21:36 AM EDT
Got the new bulb today and all is well.

So far.

It is Friday the 13th after all.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:26:20 AM EDT
We got issued Surefires a few years back... they're crap, I leave it in the car for personal use and put my old-school Mag light in my pack to fly with.

~Dg84
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:27:05 AM EDT
gander mountain and cabelas carry SF accesories
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:30:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By doorgunner84


Surefires aren't good enough for you Space Shuttle Door Gunners, eh? Well, I'm just going to throw my C3 into the nearest lake now because of your recommendation.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:34:34 AM EDT
Surefire pron.

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:23:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 11:25:55 AM EDT by doorgunner84]

Originally Posted By silentsod:

Originally Posted By doorgunner84


Surefires aren't good enough for you Space Shuttle Door Gunners, eh? Well, I'm just going to throw my C3 into the nearest lake now because of your recommendation.



Whatever Silentrod, You wanna pay over 100 bucks for a light go ahead. What's good and works for some doesn't work for others. Never had trouble finding a new bulb for a mag light though...

Have a nice day,
~Dg84

P.S.
Space Shuttle... Try HH60!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:17:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Bad batteries? Surefires just stop dead when the battery goes.

Neat light!



That was a shocker to me! I thought mine just quit working. Swapped the batteries and all was well! Glad you're back flashing now.
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