Surefire E2T MV Tactician flashlight review

800 lm output
3200 cd intensity
2 x CR123A Li-Ion batteries

The Surefire E2T MV Tactician flashlight released in 2017. It uses Cree XM-L LED, TIR reflector and 2 x CR123A Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 800 lm output, 3200 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 113 m.

Curious if the Surefire's flashlight is a real gem? Keep following along!

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Surefire E2T MV Tactician / E2TMV

The E2T MV Tactician flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of E2T MV Tactician. This light has 2 modes of lighting. The lack of mode memory means you need to adjust the flashlight's settings each time you turn it on.

Surefire E2T MV Tactician specifications

NameE2T MV Tactician
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1429 user votes.

Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light where you need it.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight99 g
Length127 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The E2T MV Tactician is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the E2T MV Tactician has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The E2T MV Tactician flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XM-L LED
Color temperature6500 K
Switchmechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The TIR lens of the E2T MV Tactician can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch is at the end of the E2T MV Tactician flashlight. It helps you hold it securely.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux800 lm
Intensity3200 cd
Throw113 m
CD/LM factor4

With 800 lm, the E2T MV Tactician flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The E2T MV Tactician flashlight has 3200 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes2 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences.

Features, battery, protections

Battery2 x CR123A Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The E2T MV Tactician flashlight's power source is 2 x CR123A Li-Ion batteries. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The E2T MV Tactician cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements to dissipate heat. These elements include heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The "7" in the IPx7 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x CR123 batteries

The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. The lanyard of the E2T MV Tactician protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the E2T MV Tactician flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Surefire flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.


  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • TIR lens
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • waterproof
  • clip


  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic


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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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