Elzetta/Malkoff/SureFire candela/lumen comparison

fulee9999

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Hey everyone,

Recently I've been trying to figure out just how much percieved light comes out of certain flashlights, and what I found is that the most useful for me was to use OTF ( out the front A.K.A. actual ) lumens and candela combined to try and figure out how the beam will look like at night.
For example a HoundDog will not look that signifcantly brighter inside than a M61N, eventhough it has twice the lumens, or even the M61N will light up the room better, but if you take them outside the difference will be much more significant.

So I begin listing some of the lights I know the output of, and figured I'd invite you to add to the list:

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Name                 Candela  Lumens 
Surefire L1 (g3)      480 cd      27
SureFire Titan        550 cd     150
Malkoff M61N        1,354 cd     400
Surefire A2L        2,000 cd     135  
EDCL1-T             7,600 cd     500
EDCL2-T            11,300 cd    1200
Elzetta Bravo AVS  12,036 cd     900
Malkoff M61HOT     20,000 cd     740
Malkoff E2HT       35,000 cd     500
Malkoff E2XT(L)    55,000 cd     500
Malkoff E2XTD      70,000 cd     650
SureFire EDC1-T    71,000 cd     550
Malkoff HD18650XT  75,000 cd     800
Malkoff HDS warm   75,000 cd    1500
Malkoff HDS cool   75,000 cd    1600

I used OTF, stabilized ( not on turn-on ) lumens wherever possible.
 
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LEDphile

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A few more, including a couple from the archives:
Surefire Titan: 150lm / 550cd
HDS Executive Nichia 219B: 200lm / 2100cd
Surefire A2L: 9lm low, 135lm hi / 25cd low, 2000cd hi
Surefire L1 (g3): 1.7lm low, 27lm hi / 35cd low, 480cd hi
 

fulee9999

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A few more, including a couple from the archives:
Surefire Titan: 150lm / 550cd
HDS Executive Nichia 219B: 200lm / 2100cd
Surefire A2L: 9lm low, 135lm hi / 25cd low, 2000cd hi
Surefire L1 (g3): 1.7lm low, 27lm hi / 35cd low, 480cd hi
I've added the titan and A2L

What does an L1 (g3) mean? Aren't the L1 and the G3 two completely different lights..?
 

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thank you, I knew about this, the germans did a mighty fine job with these, however not many Elzetta/Malkoff/SureFire there either, that's why I figured it might help out others to have a small list for this line of flashlights
 
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