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    Which LED torches are the current Kings?

    THROW

    King: Thrunite TN42 - 1,550m
    Queen: Niwalker Vostro BK-FA09S - 1,490m
    Prince: Manker MK35 - 1,420m
    Princess: Nitecore TM38 - 1,400m
    Knight: Acebeam K70 - 1300m

    FLOOD

    King: Acebeam X80 - 25,000 Lumens
    Queen: Acebeam X45 - 16,500 Lumens
    Prince: Imalent DT70 - 16,000 Lumens
    Princess: HaikeLite MT03 - 8,760 Lumens
    Knight: Acebeam X60M 10,000 Lumens


    SEARCH (1000m+ lights)

    King: Acebeam X65 - 423,000cd & 12,000 Lumens
    Queen: Thrunite TN40 - 331,200cd & 4,450 Lumens

    EDC (pocket light)

    18650 King: Emisar D4 XP-L - 4,300 Lumens
    22650 King: Imalent DN70 - 3,800 Lumens
    KEYCHAIN (Dedicated)

    King: Foursevens Mini MK II - 1020 Lumens
    Queen: Lumintop Torpedo 007 - 520 Lumens
    Prince: MecArmy SGN5 - 560 Lumens
    Princess: MecArmy SGN7 - 550 Lumens

    *Some lights are under or over rated in their output and this is reflected in the rankings

    The Lumens Race

    2017 Acebeam X80 25,000 Lumens *23k
    2017 Acebeam X45 16,500 Lumens *15k
    2017 Imalent DT70 16,000 Lumens *14k
    2016 Acebeam X65 12,500 Lumens *11k
    2016 HaikeLite MT03 8,760 Lumens *10k
    2014 Acebeam X60M 10,000 Lumens *9k
    2014 Thrunite TN36 6,500 Lumens *6k
    Last edited by KG_Tuning; 09-05-2017 at 02:23 PM.
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    Default Re: Flashlight Royalty

    Nice list. Thanks for the research.

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    Add the new Niwalker MM25MB pop can light at 7600 lumens under Flood. Past Niwalker lights have been pretty close to claimed specs.

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    A 'turn on' ceiling bounce test of all my lights & measurement in turbo after 30 secs: My final ANSI estimations are based on the Olight S1R which has been tested by many to be close to its claimed output.

    Nitecore Tip CRI (240 lumens)

    354 Turn on lumens. 257 ANSI lumens

    Nitecore Tip (360 lumens)

    439 Turn on lumens. 386 ANSI lumens

    Lumintop Torpedo 007 (520 lumens)

    544 Turn on lumens. 544 ANSI lumens

    Olight S1R Baton (900 lumens)

    928 Turn on lumens. 960 ANSI lumens

    Olight S2R Baton (1020 lumens)

    787 Turn on lumens. 815 ANSI lumens

    Nitecore MH27uv (1000 lumens)

    1209 Turn on lumens. 1185 ANSI lumens

    BLF X5 3B (1400 lumens)

    1420 Turn on lumens. 1290 ANSI lumens

    Olight H2R Nova (2000 lumens)

    2372 Turn on lumens. 2313 ANSI lumens

    DQG Tiny 22650 3th NW (2500 lumens)

    2633 Turn on lumens. 2478 ANSI lumens

    Acebeam EC50 Gen II (3000 lumens)

    2735 Turn on lumens. 2531 ANSI lumens

    Thrunite TN36UT NW (7300 lumens)

    6400 Turn on lumens. 6190 ANSI lumens

    Noctigon M43 Meteor 219c (6600 lumens)

    7126 Turn on lumens. 7069 ANSI lumens

    V54 TN40vn Spec IV (8700 lumens)

    11464 Turn on lumens. 10458 ANSI lumens

    Acebeam X45 (16500 lumens)

    12857 Turn on lumens. 12136 ANSI lumens

    Imalent DT70

    14688 Turn on lumens. 13556 ANSI lumens

    V54 X45vn

    28014 Turn on lumens. 24,780 ANSI lumens

    LUX to LUMEN conversion CHART:

    4 = 14 lumens
    7 = 28 lumens
    14 = 56 lumens
    29 = 112 lumens
    58 = 225 lumens
    87 = 337 lumens
    115 = 450 lumens
    174 = 675 lumens
    231= 900 lumens
    289 = 1125 lumens
    346 = 1350 lumens
    404 = 1575 lumens
    462 = 1800 lumens
    520 = 2025 lumens
    577 = 2250 lumens
    635 = 2475 lumens
    693 = 2700 lumens
    751 = 2925 lumens
    808 = 3150 lumens
    866 = 3375 lumens
    924 = 3600 lumens
    982 = 3825 lumens
    1039 = 4050 lumens
    1097 = 4275 lumens
    1155 = 4500 lumens
    1213 = 4725 lumens
    1270 = 4950 lumens
    1328 = 5175 lumens
    1386 = 5400 lumens
    1444 = 5625 lumens
    1501 = 5850 lumens
    1559 = 6075 lumens
    1617 = 6300 lumens
    1675 = 6525 lumens
    1732 = 6750 lumens
    1790 = 6975 lumens
    1848 = 7200 lumens
    1906 = 7425 lumens
    1963 = 7650 lumens
    2021 = 7875 lumens
    2079 = 8100 lumens
    2137 = 8325 lumens
    2194 = 8550 lumens
    2252 = 8775 lumens
    2310 = 9000 lumens
    2368 = 9225 lumens
    2425 = 9450 lumens
    2483 = 9675 lumens
    2541 = 9900 lumens
    2599 = 10125 lumens
    2656 = 10350 lumens
    2714 = 10575 lumens
    2772 = 10800 lumens
    2830 = 11025 lumens
    2887 = 11250 lumens
    2945 = 11475 lumens
    3003 = 11700 lumens
    3061 = 11925 lumens
    3118 = 12150 lumens
    3176 = 12375 lumens
    3234 = 12600 lumens
    3292 = 12875 lumens
    3348 = 13050 lumens
    3396 = 13275 lumens
    3465 = 13500 lumens
    3523 = 13725 lumens
    3580 = 13950 lumens
    3638 = 14175 lumens
    3696 = 14400 lumens
    3754 = 14625 lumens
    3811 = 14850 lumens
    3869 = 15075 lumens
    3927 = 15300 lumens
    4158 = 16200 lumens
    4389 = 17100 lumens

    The best batteries available were used in these tests. Sony VTC5A were applicable.
    Last edited by KG_Tuning; 08-02-2017 at 02:15 PM.
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    Default Re: Flashlight Royalty

    Quote Originally Posted by KG_Tuning View Post
    Good shout!

    Might add key chain lights and EDC as categories. EDC would be tricky to judge.
    Yes, there's a lot of choices in both, but I'm sure that CPF people would weigh in if you throw it open.

    Thanks for putting the list together KG, it's a good thread.

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    Flood: Fenix TK75VnQ70. Four XHP70, CW, dome on, undiffused domes, Efest 35A batteries.

    16,700 lumen.
    Acebeam two X65Vn, X45vn70.2. Eagletac MX25L4CvnT XP-L. Fenix TK75vnQ70. Manker MK34Vn XPL.
    Nitecore TM06Svn 4 x XHP50.2. Noctigon Meteor M43vn XP-L dd. P60vn Quad XP-L HD 2 cell host Cryos Cu head. Thrunite TN36UTvn, TN42vn.

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    This could be educational and a fun thread. Ex. post mate.
    Why the 25,and not the MM15MB? I just seen on Niwalkers website that they have a couple of new lights. Sweet
    Oh yeah,MecArmys new PT60 @ 9600 lums.
    Last edited by Skeeterg; 09-27-2016 at 06:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richbuff View Post
    Flood: Fenix TK75VnQ70. Four XHP70, CW, dome on, undiffused domes, Efest 35A batteries.

    16,700 lumen.
    not sure if the OP wants to stray from the un-modded path or not.

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    (nobody remembers the "king" LED lights, because they change constantly; look up "BarnBurner" or "Maxabeam" if you're interested in legends everyone remembers..)

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    Since you are including future releases, I will add the Noctigen 17k lumens to the list.

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    Done a little mod section at the bottom, some mod lights aren't easy to get or are very limited so I won't put too much onous on them.
    Last edited by KG_Tuning; 09-28-2016 at 02:39 AM.
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    I think that guy Vihn should be named in there somewhere. He is always cooking up something better.
    Fivemega, Vesture of Blood... PK... all hall of famers.
    I'm sure there's more.
    Streamlight built a 5 million candle power in 1973 and buy 1975 had a 1 million candlepower consumer version.

    The first post should have an edit feature or an expiration date, because by spring somebody will have improved on the named list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    The first post should have an edit feature or an expiration date, because by OCTOBER somebody will have improved on the named list.
    slightly sarcastic correction in bold. the wild and wacky world of LEDs folks.

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    B&Q sell a 1 million Candle Power flashlight for not much money, what would something like that throw out in lumens and cd? I've wondered for a while.
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    Those 1 million candle power lights aren't that bright. A lot of them use a car headlight bulb which is going to be less than 2000 leumns unless heavily over driven.

    Throw could be good as they tend to use a large smooth reflector.

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    Acebeam x60m was never 10,000 leumns even vinhs version only made it up to 8000 leumns.

    AceBeam exaggerated the specs on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjgsxr View Post
    Acebeam x60m was never 10,000 leumns even vinhs version only made it up to 8000 leumns.

    AceBeam exaggerated the specs on this one
    That's why I put it behind the three with supposedly less Lumens. Seen a few people measure 7800 with the TN36UT, but I'm not familiar with the MM25's true readings.
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    KG T, interesting list and project.
    Thanks,

    Lateck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tab665 View Post
    slightly sarcastic correction in bold. the wild and wacky world of LEDs folks.
    Ha! I hear ya.
    I suppose that's why to me people not products would be my list.

    It's like computers... before I finish typing "the xdj 4730 has the fastest processor" they've already put out the 4730.1 version. And before I run down the 8 cell battery once the 4730.2 is out. Same with cameras and flashlights these days.
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    My light collection head to head!!

    Last edited by KG_Tuning; 06-02-2017 at 07:40 AM.
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    Are there any mod lights for sale to rival the 16,000 Lumen X7vn? Preferably from the UK.
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    Lemax LX70 Superpower should be the throw king

    it it makes the thrunite look dainty

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ower-HID-Light

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    I feel the keychain catgory is a little muddled, as I wouldn't have any of those on my keychains except perhaps the Lumintop Tool, the others are just way too big.

    I am fairly pleased that ThruNite made a strong showing, not a surprise to me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG_Tuning View Post
    Are there any mod lights for sale to rival the 16,000 Lumen X7vn? Preferably from the UK.
    My fenix rc40vn Flood version is around 20,000 lumen but much bigger light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staticx57 View Post
    Lemax LX70 Superpower should be the throw king
    The Maxa beam is still the throw king, by a large margin. LX70 SP: 4.5 Mcd. Maxa beam: 12 Mcd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liteboy View Post
    My fenix rc40vn Flood version is around 20,000 lumen but much bigger light.
    Not too bothered about using Vinh again, but I'm still on the lookout for a mod pop can flooder that safely out does the X7, TN36 and PT60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarLi View Post
    The Maxa beam is still the throw king, by a large margin. LX70 SP: 4.5 Mcd. Maxa beam: 12 Mcd.
    Added an HID section. More Kings than GOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG_Tuning View Post
    Are there any mod lights for sale to rival the 16,000 Lumen X7vn? Preferably from the UK.
    Here's what the rc40vnF does:

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanBurn View Post
    I feel the keychain catgory is a little muddled, as I wouldn't have any of those on my keychains except perhaps the Lumintop Tool, the others are just way too big.

    I am fairly pleased that ThruNite made a strong showing, not a surprise to me at all.
    Agree. Any cr123 light belongs in the edc pocket size catagory. Keychain shold be from aaa size and smaller.

    The stock mbi hf got ~ 500 lumen from a 10440 (aaa size).

    And the manker e14 is a little beast as a small pocked size

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    Great thread!

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