That also depends on the specific optic and reflector though. Some reflector lights can be as floody or more than a narrow clear triple optic.
yes, to do a relevant comparison we would need to use two identical lights with identical LEDs, and drivers.
I have a pair of essentially the same size lights w same driver, one triple and one single, but, they dont have the same LEDs, so, we need someone to do a more accurate test, with identical LEDs..
ime the narrow clear optic produces a larger hotspot than the single LED in the same size light
my main point is that a larger hotspot will not be as bright on target, at the same total out the front lumens, as a smaller hotspot. The small hotspot, is why HDS lights can be brighter on target with less total lumens out the front, than a light with more output. Case in point, the HDS 325 w XP-L is not as bright on target (and does not throw as far), as the HDS 250 with single XP-G2. HDS does not publish the throw specs, if they did, we would be able to know if the HDS 200 High CRI w sw45 throws further than the HDS 325 w XP-L (which has a larger hotspot)