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Ridiculously high lumen flashlight?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by KAMM, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Tango 191

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    definatly, im happy with my fury, but if i could do a upgrade or some customization to it, i wouldnt mind, i got some extra cash floating around i think, how much do you think it would run?
     
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    PM Sent!
     
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    I have customized it as far as I can at the moment. I started a thread about boring it, and stuff. Check this >thread<
     
  5. zombieslayer001

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    This Ultra fire rechargeable says 1200 lumen on high but I don't know if it is.
     
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    I have been EDCing a Lighthound rebranded Balder HD-1 that puts out 156 lumens on a regulat AA and 448 with a 14500. Sucker gets blazing hot when left on hgh for longer than 5 minutes or so but it is a very small light... only real complaint is the mode changes with a piston type switch are a tad off and reluctant to switch modes at times
     
  7. Nice

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    the ZL SC52 on 14500s is 500lm for the first two minutes I guess
     
  8. Shur
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    Indoor light
    -Lumapower Incendio V3U
    --250lm (1h30m+)
    --1 cr123a
    --Excellent size, form and fit & finish
    --Accessories: 18650 body, thrower head, diffuser tube

    Outdoor light
    -Nitecore EA4
    --65lm (22h), 135lm (11h), 300lm (4h30m), 550lm (2h), 860lm (1h45m)
    --4xAA
    --Deep reflector = good throw, XML = good spill
    --Great size and form factor
    --Good fit & finish
    --Great price with coupon PRICECONTROL (under $50)

    Edited for specificity. yeah, big words.
     
  9. stormbringerr

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    my small fenix is bright enough for me
     
  10. Kripto

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    I generally find that anything above 200 lumens is just icing. My average light is actually around 120-170 lumens and they work well.

    I'm more interested in neutral or high CRI lights these days.
     
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    We often get caught up with flood vs throw but an extreme of either can lack for an EDC light. 120+ lumens as Krypto mentioned works great with a reflector bigger than your pinky finger. A very usable beam.
     
  12. kd7dvd
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    "Dark Sucks" Prometheus Alpha MC18-B with Cree MCE in neutral white: claims 400 lm with 18650 li-ion cell
    Lumapower EDC LM31 with Cree XM-L U2: claims 420 lm with 14500 li-ion cell.

    Usually use these on the "medium" setting, around 100-120 lumens
     
  13. Strafe

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    Fenix PD32UE. 740 lumen burst. Just got it as my EDC (didn't really have one before). Great flashlight in terms of price(!), modes, size, weight and brightness.
     
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    I own a Nitecore NH2C
    800 lumen, rechargable battery(comes with it), cable to plug the flashlight into a usb port(battery charges inside the torch), and is £60
     
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    I have upgraded a couple of my lights to >500lumen. I don't notice much difference between 500 and 1000 lumens, it just whites out to me. My Stinger HP has very nice throw now, and the Surefire c3 is VERY bright, but doesn't eat batteries as much.
     
  16. Kripto

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    As an FYI, when you buy a DarkSucks light, he measures the output in an integration sphere and a light meter. So if he SAYS "400 LM" it's pretty accurate.. (He even makes sure to use a freshly charged battery)

    That being said, and I think lots of light makers state this, the light output is highly dependent on the task at hand. If you are in a VERY dark cave for instance, you DON'T want to use your light at FULL brightness, it will thrash your night vision.. You only need a little to go a long way. If you are outside at night and there are streetlights, you don't need a whole lot, to see that poop on the sidewalk.. If you are intentionally trying to blind a possible attacker, you want something with HUGE lumens. :)

    So, choose your light wisely based on the task at hand.
     
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    Also with Darksucks while a MC-E gives a nice spread of light if you look at lumen efficiency the XM-L puts a out a much more precise and intense beam per watt. I'm a Luminus fan for hotspot tint and size but even the SST line can't touch it at the reasonable driven amperage. Dang Cree :p

    Regardless, 400 lumens is 400 lumens and nothing to sneeze at, especially if you favor flood. :D
     
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    I used the TK75 during in ice storm and it was literally like turning on the lights. I also use the TK35 and Nitecore EA4 as my backup home lights. I carry a Surefire Fury and Quark 123 in the car. My EDC is usually the Fenix PD20, JetBeam RRTO1, Zebralight H51 or my latest EagleTac D52C TI...pretty awesome light. I also have an Olight S10 baton in the mail...you can never have too many EDC lights.
     
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    Fenix PD32 Ultimite edition 740 lumens.
    Darksucks Alpha 500 lumens depends on the emitter you pick.
    I know there are a few cheap TrustFire lights on Amazon that claim 700 lumens for pretty cheap.
     
  20. Mitch Snider
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    I recently replaced my EDC SureFire Defender 2 cell lithium with this much brighter and smaller and fully adjustable single cell. It will run on 3 different types of batteries and at 500 lumens with the higher voltage rechargeable CR123A. After using it a month, it was so perfect that I ordered a second one just for my around the house carry EDC keychain that replaced my small AA copper (this is even much lighter than the copper one and the camo finish is unique). Got mine at battery junction.com

    SUNWAYMAN LIMITED EDITION V11R MIRAGE LED FLASHLIGHT WITH CREE XM-L U2 LED - UP TO 500 LUMENS - CAMOUFLAGE FINISH - USES 1 X CR123A OR 1 X AA


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