I've been looking around for a compact flashlight that is both functional and offers cutting edge technology and a friend of mine introduced me to Surefire lights. These little guys have been doing some amazing stuff for the flashlight industry. In my heart, there will always be a place for my trusty Maglites but when it comes to the newer LED technology, Surefire sure looks amazing.
The E2D Defender series having been catching my eyes as it offers a mobile and durable solution while powered by a strong LED module. At time of writing Amazon offers two models, a 65-Lumens version (E2d-BK) for about $109 and a 120-Lumens version (E2DL-BK LED) for $149. Both lights are extremely bright and capable of leaving an intruder temporarily disoriented if they stared into the lights. Being part of defender series, Surefire E2Ds are made of aerospace grade aluminum and military grade anodized finish; also included are strike bezels for personal defense. Both units are powered by Surefire SF123A 3-volt lithium batteries which has an amazing shelf life of 10 years.