Ive heard that Surefire has a good reputation for reliability and durability.The SureFire E2D Defender® Ultra, is a superlative everyday-carry tactical light that can take a beating or give one if necessary.www.surefire.com
What makes that light worth $219?
I see that they claim 1000 Lumens for 2.75 hrs on 2 CR123s. That seems like a great runtime.
I don’t see any mention of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Will it accept those also?
You did mention you were looking for a light to keep in your vehicle. If it’ll only be used rarely, and you never want to take it out, maybe a CR123A light would be a good idea.
I wonder if the lithium disposables are more resistant to leaking than alkaline. I had a Coast Polysteel (3xAAA) that I kept in my wife‘s vehicle, and one or more of the batteries leaked and ruined the flashlight.