From my usage over the years I can't really see why people get obsessed over super throwing torches for everyday use on walks etc.
When I go for my walks at night I don't think I can really make people out at more than around 100 yards.
Afterall, it is people at less than 100 yards that attack you not bridges, church steeples or phone towers at 500 yards.
From my experience 700 lumens with a good mix of flood and throw is ample for night walks in a street or even bush walking.
As torches evolve it is great to have plenty of lumens, but in normal use the extra lumens are more useful to see all around you and about 100 - 200 yards maximum in the distance.
If your eyes can make out who is in the distance at night at around 200 - 400 yards without assistance then you must be Superman!!
I use an Olight M30 Triton and it does very well as it covers a good wide angle as well as giving me a reasonable throw to make people or objects out.
The new Olight M31 (SR50 emitter) has more throw when I have tried it but it comes with a warning not use the high mode for too long as it can harm the batteries or electronics in it.
I have never had a problem running my M30 for over an hour until the 2 x 18500 Lion batteries are dead flat.
An hour of runtime covers my walks with battery capacity still in reserve.
I have a Stanley 35 HID near the front door for use in emergencies or when I hear a noise and I really need to see what is going on in the street.
Lights like these HIDs etc are really searchlights and not practical for everyday use.
The Stanley HID lights the whole street up but that is not a walking or everyday use torch.
When I shine my Stanley 35W HID across concrete bridge pylons I can just make out that the Stanley is barely lighting a column at 500 yards or more.
Yes I can barely see a reflection on the huge concrete pylons but I would definitely need a scope or binoculars to see the subject properly.
What do you guys or girls think about throwers versus floody torches for walks?