The output is very nice. Compared to the standard Haiku, the beam is similar overall, but the hotspot is just a hair smaller. The distribution should be ideal for scorpion hunting!
There is far, far less visible light as compared to the Cree 7090, but with the beam on a light-colored object, I have no difficulty in seeing the difference in the 3 levels.
Even in a well-lit room, low is sufficient to easily flouresce the security strip in U.S. paper currency, even with a battery at only 20% capacity. Given the tight hotspot, I wouldn't be surprised to see flourescent objects glowing at long distances with a new battery.
Because of the much lower amount of visible light, it "isolates" flourescent objects much better in the dark than any other UV light that I've tried. For example, even though I like the Cree 7090, the amount of visible light partially washes out the flourescence of the handle of a tool hanging on the far side of my garage. The Haiku, at the same distance of 20 feet or so, doesn't have any visible light that I can see, but the handle is noticeably brighter. And that's with the Haiku being handicapped by a cell at only 20% capacity as compared to a 60% cell driving the Cree.
I've also noticed that with some things, the Nichia shows more colors than the Cree. For example, parrot poop is basically one color under the Cree but several under the Nichia. Who knew?
I can't wait to try it on some Norland.
Don, is this a new spring? Is seems slightly taller than the one in my standard Haiku and stiffer as well.