I swear warmer CCTs like 4000K seem to me like they throw better because they seem to light up less of the moisture/pollution/dust/smoke/whatever in the air. They seem to pierce through to the intended target better.
Higher CCTs give that “lightsaber” look where I feel like I can see the entire beam going from flashlight to target. And all that glow can mask the view of whatever it is you’re trying to see.
My weird two cents.
You see I’m the opposite. To me warms don’t put the power down enough for me. The CW 6200 or so seems to throw much better. I use warms in the house only. Or like camping for around the tent.