I am considering the X990... it appears that most of the reviews I have seen reflect the McColluch model which has been ungraded as far as water resistant and some things with the ballast.
The X990 seems to be the best bang for the buck for under 400.00, but I would consider going more if it was worth it.
The X990 has a great spill as well as distance, but I would be willing to give up some spill for a tighter beam for throw... especially if it is focusable.
I think all things considered, the X900 has pleaty of worklight spill for its wide setting and therefore should have a tighter spot setting for throw.
I appreciate the volume of light emitted by the X990 and I am wondering if there is another I should consider.
I prefer Lithium, but NiMh is ok too... I want to avoid Lead acid batteries.
I want to be able to carry it in my hands without it being too awkward.
Some of the lights out now perform well, but still seem to have ballast issues and often it takes several attempts to turn on.. I want to avoid that also.
It seems the 50W lights perform a tiny bit better, but shamefully eat up battery power for the little power illumination they give.
Does anyone have any recommendations I should consider?
I would appreciate any and all now that you have an idea of what I'm looking for.