Bulb Type Ranking

Dr Jekell

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Can someone please rank the different kinds of bulbs for me (Krypton, xenon, Mag white star, Mag Krypton etc) by brightness?
 
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Icebreak

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In an unmodified 6 cell Maglite brightness ranking should be dimmest to brightest like this:

Mag OEM
Mag Kypton WhiteStar
RS KPR118
Mag Xenon Man-Num Star.

Brightness can be subjective. The WhiteStar focuses tighter than the RS KPR118.

When over-driven, the rankings change and some bulbs become unviable.

Specially designed fill gas lamps like litho123's CA1499 can achieve some surprisingly good results.

Learn more:

Here

Here


and especially Here.
 
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