SureFire E1D LED Defender

Finally SureFire has made a E1D. In the past, flashlight users had to Lego together the components. Taking a E2D bezel and tail cap and putting them onto a single cell E1 body.  Below are two iterations that I have made. But this requires buying two separate lights just to make one.

E1D 1



The new E1D LED or E1DL has a blinding 300 lumens out of a single CR123 battery. It is the brightest single cell light that SureFire has brought out to date.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • DanTSX

    Looking forward to this emitter in the E1B Backup line. Not looking forward to pocketing this pants-eating textile carnivore.

    Also, a scout-mini with this emitter would be nice.

  • Fred

    If only they could bore out their tubes a little more so they could accept 18650 cells. This 2014 not 1994 when SureFire was pretty much the only company providing tactical flashlights. SureFire was once an innovator now they are running behind.

    • Nicholas C

      I concur. Sadly they are a little behind the times. My EB1 is bright but the hotspot is so focused that I find it is not very useful. The tighter hotspot might be useful for blinding an attacker at night. But that is a very rare occasion for me. If I was LE, perhaps it would be more useful. I find it curious that they are using the old style E1 style body. The EB1 has a taller tailcap and tail threads. So they are no longer compatible with older or scoutlight tailcaps.