- Mar 10, 2002
For illumination and "persuasion" the D2D Defender seems good, with that toothed bezel; I never handled one, but in size and power is very similar to the E2e. My first Surefire was a 6P, three years latter I got an executive E2e for those circumstances where I cant carry the bigger 6P, and I have just bought a L2 Digital Lumamax. The Led lights have a more diffuse beam, but they are great for general use. For "persuasion" perhaps the incandescent lamps are better, but as other have said, batteries run out fast; that is why I went to the L2 Lumamax: 15 lumens at low setting with a running time of 18 hours and 100 lumens for 60 minutes. Powerful enough to hide behind a wall of light, and long enough to hit with it if necessary or for power takedowns.