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    Default What is your longest/farthest throwing light?

    Mine is a 5MW green laser. It out throws even my large reflectored 35W HID spotlights. Just very curious to know what your absolute best thrower is; it can be any kind, form factor or size of light. This has nothing to do with brightness/overall output, just throw.

    Btw, if there has been a thread on this before, please let me know. I have done extensive searching and could not find one. Thanks.

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    Default Re: What is your longest/farthest throwing light?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBeam22 View Post
    Mine is a 5MW green laser. It out throws even my large reflectored 35W HID spotlights. Just very curious to know what your absolute best thrower is; it can be any kind, form factor or size of light. This has nothing to do with brightness/overall output, just throw.

    Btw, if there has been a thread on this before, please let me know. I have done extensive searching and could not find one. Thanks.
    how much can you see with your laser hehe.
    Well, okay, that was not the point of your question.
    My longest throwing light is probably my mag85 with FM deep reflector.
    If I place the deep reflector on my mag5761 then theoretically it should throw longer/farther. Hm, I should try that next weekend. I will be in a cottage far from polluting city lights.
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    Default Re: What is your longest/farthest throwing light?

    I understand that likely even a 1mW laser outhrows any flashlight. And of course my 20mW laser is the best thrower in my collection.
    A laser is not usable light for really shining up objects however.
    My best throwing flashlight is Tiablo A9 with aspheric lens.

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    I know that my best thrower may not be in the same league as you 'heavy hitters', but perhaps I have one of the better throwers on two to three alkaline cells?? A boost-regulated SSC P4 in a tower module, an FM 2xC or 3xC body, and a SureFire KT-2 2.5" Turbohead, a pretty bright hotspot & not too shabby for ~200 and ~240 lumens respectively (link in my sig).



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    Dereelight DBS V1 (3SD XR-E Q5) and its recently purchased younger brother, a DBS V3 with an R2 (WC tint). Both have the standard SMO reflectors and lenses on but I'll be getting a new MCE pill and aspherical lens for it soon to increase the throw a little.

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    Mine is a M@g 3D with Terralux TLE-6EXB led and Aspheric lens.

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    My 100 mW green laser of course throws the furthest, but it's a laser.

    Other than that, my DEFT is the throw king in my collection, followed by my DBS V3 w/aspherical head and R2 WH emitter.
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    Dereelight DBS with aspherical head.

    Im planing to build a 75w xenon Lightforce 240 Blitz that will make my Dereelight look like a Mini-Mag.

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    64623 Mag 5 1/2c with 4 x A123 & 3" reflector.
    Similar throw like a Microfire Warrior III K3500R. (tested)

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    My 2C aspherical maglite with R2 and 2x3.7v out throws all my lights
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    POB and CT HID's.

    Dereelight DBS with aspherical head.

    My Mag'633(7000lms.) is also pretty impressive in the throw department.

    RaidFire Spear clone.

    MagCharger5761.

    I thinks that's all of them.You gotta love throwers.
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    I suppose my halogen spotlight throws the farthest. As far as a flashlight goes that honor probably still belongs to the L1.

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    Well my m*g85 with the FM 2.5 TM head has a pretty good throw but my tuned up m*g458 with the FM3X head is my longest throwing light. "9000 lumens focused"
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    My DEFT, then my Arc mania X6
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    Coleman halogen spotlight...



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    My stanley 2M halogen spotlight, but for flashlight id be my Jetbeam M1X.

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    m2xc4

    this thread makes me think that i should get a laser...


    but for the life of me i can't think of a use for it...
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    Costco.HID followed by my SF.M6.
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    Power on Board 35 watt H.I.D. spotlight. I once pointed it ten+ miles away at the peaks of the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountains in November and someone up there shined a light back (I think they had a Petzl Myo XP with the SSC l.e.d.).

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    LMAO i feel stupid, mine is an eastwardyj lol at 250 lumens

    and its broke lol

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    Supernova Short Arc HID
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    My Mag 3C with MagnumStar bulb throws like crazy. 2nd on the list is my E2L with it's TIR. My L1 Cree has a slightly bigger spot with a little less throw but it's not a huge difference. I like having lights with a good combination of flood/throw which is why I love my A2 outdoors.

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    Very impressive lights everyone! My longest throwing lights behind the laser which can be used for real purposes are my SunForce 25 million candlepower HID and my AmondoTech Titanium Mega Illuminator, also know as the Costco HID. It is true that the laser cannot be used to visibly illuminate an object for any practical purpose, but it is an amazing throw toy.

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    i too have the 25million cp SF from northerntool.is it normal to have brownish tints in the beam,on this light? it sure does throw a long way!!!!!!!!! before i got this light i bought the 40 mill. they had real floody light it was,but i sent it back it had a wedge shadow in the beam.

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    i too have the 25million cp SF from northerntool.is it normal to have brownish tints in the beam,on this light? it sure does throw a long way!!!!!!!!! before i got this light i bought the 40 mill. they had real floody light it was,but i sent it back it had a wedge shadow in the beam.
    I believe my SunForce has that too, and it is perfectly okay. That is very interesting to hear that your 40MCP SunForce was a flooder and not a thrower; I have read two other reports stating the same thing about it.

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    Longest throwing lights in order from least to greatest:

    6D Maglite halogen upgraded: 265+ yards - 250 lumens - run time: 2 hours
    35 watt Oracle: 298 yards - 3,000 lumens - run time: 1 hour+
    “stock” Bigbeam Powerhouse: 400 yards - 230 lumens - run time: 24 hours on high
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    3D sleeper RayOvac: 616 yards - 900 lumens - run time: 15 minuets
    "My EDC" Tiablo A9 Aspheric: 500+ yards - 225 lumens - run time: 2.5 hours
    Hexagon Cardboard box light: 700+ yards - 1,250 lumens - run time: 12 minuets
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    Little Yellow Laser Lantern: 875 yards - Only 50 lumens! - run time: 6 / 8? hours
    The SUN: - 1,100+ yards - 5,500 lumens - run time: A solid tested 1 hour 20 minuets!
    The CAN light: - 1,800? +/- yards - 29,000 lumens - run time: 20 minuets max
    The Black Box: - more then Can light, max tested 1,300 yards easy - 5,000 lumens. - run time: 15 -25 minuets

    These are all the ones I can think of right now, constant testing allows more accurate rage measurements by Google earth. The recently finished “The Black Box” holds my current title for farthest throwing light.

    Every light in the first category I consider very good throwers, but also good flashlights. They can be used for a variety of jobs and are not limited for long range. The next category are purpose built throwers. Who are really unfit for any medium or short range task due to a lack of side spill and having a blinding hot spot. The last category is the unlimited high power lights, they are all to heavy / awkward / powerful for any normal use, however it is nearly impossible to find something they will not hit out on the horizon. The One exception is the unfinished L.Y.L.L. this light is extremely light weight and portable. However it is quite dull, for normal use.
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    My best would be the Maxabeam followed by my PH50


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    Mine is my FM Megalennium with WA1185 and proper focusing. Yikes!

    I can almost hit clouds with it!

    With this light, I don't need an HID!
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    Mine is a DBS R2 with an aspherical head. Looking forward to when they come out with some new drop ins to improve the throw a bit.

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    The first light I bought after joining CPF was an Olight M20. It is still my furthest throwing light and I have loaned it to a friend for the last couple months. He is enjoying it just as much as I did and actually killed 2 of my 18650's lol. I hope I can get them going again


    Edit: After reading through the rest of the posts here I am feeling a little under gunned and I NEED an HID of some sort. Maybe I'll start out with a Stanley 3,000?
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