Surefire LX2 Lumamax

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  1. ebarber

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    Got a Surefire LX2 Lumamax on the way and I cant wait! Ive been wanting a good hand held tac light for years. Anyone come across a cheap supplier for the 123A batterys? Ill prob buy them in boxes of 72 or more you know....in case of a zombie attack and power grid failure:supergrin:. I know surefire sells them pretty cheap too but didnt know how they stack up pricewise to others selling elsewhere. I want to stay away from fleabay Ive heard that there are alot of counterfits surefire batts on there.

    Im also going to make an opentop belt pouch for it as it will be my EDC.:cool:
     
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    congratz on the light!

    check out www.batteryjunction.com

    also, http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/portal/index.php to see how various brands of cr123's stack up.

    You might also check and see if you can use rechargeable 123's in your light, I use RCR-123's in my Fenix P3D and haven't needed to buy any cr-123's except for a couple spares for my TL-1 and SureFire X200's. (i also keep 2 pairs of spares for my p3d as well)
     
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  3. ebarber

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    Thanks for the info. Im reading the 123a shootout right now. Very informative. I looked at battery junction and thats where I was going to order it from. But It says they had a fire and cant take any orders until further notice.
     
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    oh wow, i guess i haven't been to their website in a while :(

    they're a great company to work with, i've ordered from them more than a few times and have had nothing but good service and quick order-to-shipping times.

    An alternate might be www.lighthound.com (really good for rechargeables and other stuff too) and also check candlepowerforums for their favorite vendors. they also have a list over at CPF of companies that give discounts along with the codes for CPF members. Lighthound's code is "CPF" for 2% off. batteryjunction's is "cpf2006" for 5% off.

    Here's the list:
    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/showthread.php?t=181841

    I'd trust vendors recommended on that list
     
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    Congrats on the light, my friend:cool::wavey:
     
  6. ebarber

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    Yes Ill prob just wait till they open back up and order the batteries from them. I can get by for a bit with the two it comes with. It looks like that titanium one is about the all around best battery. It says on their website that they expect to open back up in a couple of weeks.
    That CPF is addictive man! Ive already blown a couple of hours on there and need to get to bed:supergrin:


    Okie: Thanks! And good hearing from you :wavey:
     
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    CPF is quite interesting, I consider it the glocktalk of anything light producing.

    If you decide to try and go the rechargeable route, double, then triple check to make sure the light will handle it. Those that can't handle the excess voltage will blow out. But, if the light will handle it, you'll save yourself hundreds of dollars in batteries over time.

    Various companies sell battery holders which are really quite nice for organizing spares in a bag.

    These are pretty nice for AA's:
    http://www.batteryjunction.com/bacaforaaora.html

    and these are good for AA's as well as (r)CR123's:
    http://www.lighthound.com/Tools-Avi...123-Battery-Holder-Carrier--Black_p_2208.html

    Also, batteryjunction has some pretty decent prices on maxpedition stuff.
    These are surprisingly handy:
    http://www.batteryjunction.com/maxpedition-webdom.html
    and these:
    http://www.batteryjunction.com/makekeyresy1.html

    I always find stuff i want from them, right after i place an order :(
     
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    Love the Lx2. I edc the LX2 with the L1.