I am looking for a 2 or 4xAA flashlight with really awesome throw and a nice tight beam to spot items at long distance. No reason in particular, but I would use it hunting or for some searching in the woods at night. Brighter is better. Focusable might be nice, but not necessary. Just looking again for a super tight beam for longest possible throw and a really nice high setting. Fenix LD41 gets 520 lumens on high, and that is awesome. I just don't really know how its throw compares to other lights out there. As stated in a previous post, I only have much experience with Fenix. 1 more requirement is waterproof (which is why I went with fenix in the first place), and rugged.
Do higher lumens translate to greater throw?
Additional items, not primary concerns, but would be nice:
several modes (including strobe)
super low (moonlight mode) for battery efficiency and camp chores
prefer tail cap switch
uses any type of AA (alkaline, LION, rechargeable...)
I am willing to branch out from fenix for sure, I just haven't had any recommendations.
Thanks a bunch guys. Great forum here.