Tonight I got to test my Vector Power On Board HID to its full potential, and I was blown away by it.
I shined it across a huge dark field at least 1/2 a mile long and it put a very bright spot on the trees at the end. I have also been using it a lot lately and shined it at some trees that were at least 3/4 of a mile away and amazingly it lit them up very brightly. When I left it on pointing up into the sky I could see its huge beam from the other side of my cul-de-sac, and when I have done this recently in the past it put a bright spot on some mid-level clouds. I also shined it up on a sky scraper nearly as tall as the Empire State building (it was around 1000 feet tall) and it easily lit the top of it.
I just wanted to say I am VERY happy and satisfied with the POB, it seemed Maxabeam like to me putting a small spot those trees 1/2 a mile away. I could not be happier with a powerful HID, and after seeing how it performs have no desire to buy another large HID spotlight.
What this has affirmed for me is that my next HID will definitely be the N30, as I already have a big heavy HID spotlight with a laser like beam and laser like throw. I really want to get the N30 as I think I will really enjoy its 4200K color temp and having so much power in such a small package.
Thanks CPF for making me aware of such great lights!