Niether one of my Executive defenders nor my G2 will work and I have new batteries!!!
I have hade my Surefires for about 6 years and jusr recently had my exec defenders lamp replaced by a surefire dealer. I rested it near my bed where it has resided for sometime. I keep a g2 in my truck for emergencies. and both have fresh batteries in them I purchased 3 weeks ago. Yesterday I needed my g2 pretty badly and it turned on momentarily but then nothing and I thought maybe the bulb went out too. I went home and grabbed my defender and the same thing happened even though I had tested it at the shop. I then took my wifes from the truck and put fresh batteries in it and it turned on momentarily and then it crapped out too. Could the problem possibly be in the tail caps I had bought a second box of liths just in case and it seeme to be the same thing no power. That is a grand total of almost $300 down the tubes. These have been great partner lights for me and my wife but what gives????
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Strange how all the units have failed. Sounds like more of a battery problem. Are you using brand name batteries like Surefire, Energizer etc? I had two boxes of Chinese import batteries and most of them failed. I put them into a number of items and had problems. I stopped using them and opted to pay the extra for 'real' batteries. A bad battery can do more harm that just going flat. If it releases too much power when turned on because it isn't properly regulated it can fry the bulb or electronics in those things so equiped. Having said that the big companies also have sets of 'lemmon' batches too.
If you have spare globes. First try some other batteries. If it doesn't work then use those batteries and the new globe.
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No, that is a 'feature'. It is for signalling or blinding an attacker.
This is the instructions for the 500 lumen version but it will be the same. Nice light, I run Fenix Tactical. Strobe is usually gained by switching on and then half depressing the button and holding. If this doesn't work, contact Surefire direct.
The E2D LED Defender® Ultra is a compact 500-lumen flashlight featuring dual-output capability and self-defense enhancements. Utilizing a virtually indestructible high-performance LED and a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens, the E2DL Ultra is activated with a pushbutton tailcap click switch that also selects output levels: press or click once for a high-intensity 500-lumen white-light beam-ten times the light needed to overwhelm the night-adapted vision of an aggressor. Return to off and press or click again within two seconds for a 5-lumen ultra-long runtime low beam that's suitable for navigating at night or performing close-up tasks for hours. The Defender's crenellated Strike Bezel® provides further defensive options should the need arise. Slender and powerful, the E2DL Ultra is an ideal everyday-carry light.
THIS FLASHLIGHT SHOULD HAVE THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTS WHEN YOU ACTIVE THE SWITCH TO TURN IT ON.FIRST IS THE BRIGHT,SECOND IS THE LOWER BRIGHT AND THE THIRD IS THE STROBE.YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACTIVATE ALL THREE FUNCTIONS OF THE LIGHT BY PUSHING THE SWITCH.HOPE THIS WORKS.IF THIS DOESNT WORK THEN THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE SWITCH.
The odds that both bulbs went out at the same time is pretty low, actually. It's more likely that there's corrosion in the on-off switch or that an internal wire may have come loose. It's also possible--and I've made this mistake myself--that one of the 6-volt batteries has been put in backwards so that the polarity is not properly aligned for both batteries.
With all that said, here are a few simple tests you can do.
1. Check the batteries. If you have a battery tester, are both batteries good? If so, check they are properly installed and making good contact with their terminals.
2. Pull the bulbs out and use a voltmeter to check that you have voltage going to each bulb tube. This basically means switching the light on and touching each of the terminals where the bulb(s) would clip in. You should see a strong voltage reading on one or both tubes-I believe that this light is designed to keep working, even if one of the bulbs is burned out.
3. If you don't get a reading from the bulb terminals, the on-off switch or wiring leading to is is the prime suspect. You may have to disassemble the light housing to get into that, which may not be particularly easy. At this point, you might want to call Rayovac customer service and see what they might do for you under their alleged lifetime warranty for flashlights. You may be able to send it in (holding onto the bulbs for yourself) and get a free replacement.
Hi, I have some experience with this unbekievable good headlight(when it works).
I had a hp10 what started to stop more and more.
After a while it wasn't going on.
5 years warrenty, so i got a new one, the new model.hp11
The main problem is the wire from battery case and the head led.
When there a litte damage inside this wire, light goes of not going on it selfs when it connecting again. After a while it will not work any more.
(if you have a welding station you fix it your self (battery case,can go open by unscrew the wire entrance.)
Chack battery case if the springs are all still connecting the battery.
If you put in one battery false on there is short cut and al sprigs get so hot they will shrink. And stay in that position..fix that your self or ring/ contact the shop you bought it.
There 5 year of garrantie.
jwgbounder, despite the relatively recent acquisition, apparently Black & Decker no longer services Vector products either. They sold their Vector line to Baccus Global LLC as of about August 2010 (see http://support.blackanddecker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5771 ).
I have the same lamp you do, and here's how I recently replaced my battery. Replacement source for Vector Spot battery "SEL DMU6-6": the Tempest TR6-6 at BatterySpec @http://www.batteryspec.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?action=link&product=313 . (I suggest avoiding their TR6-6A for Vectors Spotlights: it's a little bigger, and may not fit. Also, BatterySpec suggests the Tempest 5-6A as an equivalent for the original "SEL DMU 6-6"; that's only equivalent if5ah=6ah. Caveat Emptor). You can see the actual specs on this product at (the manufacturer) Tempest's web site: http://www.tempestbatteries.com/html/tr6-6.html. This seems to be a virtually identical battery as Vector's original "SEL DMU 6-6" in every way but one. Vector's battery had one F1 (.187"wide) terminal, and one F2 (.250" wide) terminal. On the BatterySpec's Tempest, both terminals are F1. This was no problem: the Vector lamp's leads snap snug and secure over both terminals. I paid $10.90, plus $10.13 shipping, ordered on Saturday morning 10/23, got a shipping confirmation from their San Jose CA warehouse Monday evening 10/25, and received it in Virginia on Monday morning 11/1/2010.
11/5 update: battery charged, and the lamp works great.
If you can access the "guts" of the device. Try and see if there is an electrical malfunction such as frayed wire or moisture on the circuits. It sounds like an electrical short is causing the bulb to work harder that it needs to causing its life to be drastically shortened. If its an investment, I would go ahead and set up service for the device (or if you have the capabilities and know-how to repair it yourself it might be easier). Remember though any attempt to repair an item yourself might void the warranty.
I did a little research and found that all products from the manufacturer are under lifetime warranty as long as they are owned by the original owner. Go ahead and send it in for an easy hastel free repair.
I am not sure if you are in the us again but I have here two different numbers to set up service
Toll Free: Outside US:
Basicly there was a set screw in the switch and got every out of case when I unscrewed it, Found
a good diagram. What happened the person I got the lite from had not opened it for 6 years and the batteries rotted to the case and would not come out. Once switch part was out of case, got a hammer and a piece of wood and got batteries out with out damaging the case. A little steel and oul will make the inside like new. By the way the batteries were kind of rotted bad. I have another lite and it pays to check batteries once in a while.
Mine won't hold a charge either. I've had it for about a year and used it about 6 times. I have the manual and it is no help. I guess the battery is bad after a year. What a bummer. Don't purchase this product.