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KG_Tuning

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I got my Kings of Flood, Throw and Search, all in a row today, with the MS18 arriving in my mail.

Imalent MS18, Acebeam K75, and Imalent R90TS.

After I got my first Acebeam X65 in December, 2016, I waited quietly and patiently for two and a half years for the next big thing to quicken my pulse. Then, in mid 2019, these three Kings came along.

The Summer of 2019 has been a great time for the kings of Lights!

R90TS bested my beloved X65s' with a little bit more throw and a lot more lumens.

K75 bested my TN42, and all of the other dedicated throwers.

MS18 bested all of the other super flooders.


I shone my K75 into the air 2 days ago and messaged friends to see if they could see it from their houses.
 

KG_Tuning

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Which LED production torches are the current Kings?

FLOOD

King: Imalent MS18 - 100,000 Lumens
Queen: Acebeam X70 - 60,000 Lumens
Prince: Imalent MS12 - 53,000 Lumens
Princess: Acebeam X80-GT - 32,500 Lumens
Knight: Imalent DX80 - 32,000 Lumens

THROW

King: Lumintop BLF GT90 - 2720m
Queen: Acebeam K75 - 2,500M
Princess: Astrolux MF04 - 2,416m
Prince: Acebeam W30 - 2,410M
Knight: BLF GT - 2,100m

SEARCH (Most powerful 1600m+ lights)

King: Imalent R90TS - 36,000 Lumens & 1,750m
Queen: Imalent R90C - 20,000 Lumens & 1,679M

EDC (pocket light)

22650 King: Emisar D4SV2 XP-L - 4300 Lumens
21700 King: IMALENT MS03 - 13000 Lumens
18650 King: Emisar D4V2 XP-L - 4300 Lumens
AA King: Zebralight SC5W MK II - 550 Lumens
Headlamp King: Fireflies PL47 - 5000 Lumens
Keychain King: RovyVon Angel Eyes E300S
- 2000 Lumens

The Lumens Race

2020 Imalent MS18 100,000 Lumens *95K
2018 Acebeam X70 60,000 Lumens *59k
2018 Imalent MS12 53,000 Lumens *48k
2018 Acebeam X80-GT 32,500 Lumens *31k
2017 Imalent DX80 32,000 Lumens *30k
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 *8k
2014 Thrunite TN36 6,500 Lumens *6k
2012 Olight X6 5,000 Lumens *5.1k
2011 Nitecore TM11 2,000 Lumens *2k
2011 Olight SR92 1,700 Lumens *1.8k
2010 Olight SR90 2,200 Lumens *1.4k
2009 EagleTac M2C4 (P7) 900 Lumens *0.9k
2008 LED Lenser X7 1068 Lumens *0.8k

*Some lights are under or over rated in their output and this is reflected in the rankings/some are turn on values
 

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Thanks for posting the update. I have been enjoying my flood King, my throw Qween and my search King. I eagerly anticipate having my edc 21700 King in a few days. Until the MS03 arrives, the TM9K, NSX53 and the FW21 Pro are the 21700 edc ruling triumvirate.
 

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I can confirm the EMISAR D4V2 XPL-HI Mule is the new 18650 king...
That looks like 8 x XP-L HI. I did a quick Google search to try and locate a review, but I’ve come up empty so far. Do you have a link for more information on this single 18650 red hot screamer?
 

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Next up on the lookout for the next contender for King of Search: BLF GT94. This very large and very massive item has 4 x SBT90.2 and beam performance, beam profile, heat management and runtime that are commensurate with its massive hugeness and its huge massiveness.

My current big light favs are: Acebeam X65 and K75, Imalent R90TS and MS18. Arriving in my mailbox on Aug. 24: Astrolux MF05. I am waiting for Ready to Order: Lumintop BLF GT90.4.

My current edc and mid size hard-hitting favs are the works of Acebeam, Astrolux, Lumintop, Emisar/Noctigon, Imalent, Mateminco, Nightcore and Nightwatch.


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The most practical flashlights are so very unexciting. The most exciting flashlights are a little less practical.
 

KG_Tuning

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Which LED production torches are the current Kings?

FLOOD

King: Imalent MS18 - 100,000 Lumens
Queen: Acebeam X70 - 60,000 Lumens
Prince: Imalent MS12 - 53,000 Lumens
Princess: Acebeam X80-GT - 32,500 Lumens
Knight: Imalent DX80 - 32,000 Lumens

THROW

King: ASTROLUX MF05 - 3162m
Queen: Lumintop BLF GT90 - 2720m
Prince: Weltool W4 - 2600m
Princess: Acebeam K75 - 2,500m
Knight: Astrolux MF04 - 2,416m

SEARCH (Most powerful 1600m+ lights)

King: Imalent R90TS - 36,000 Lumens & 1,750m
Queen: Imalent R90C - 20,000 Lumens & 1,679M

EDC (pocket light)

22650 King: Emisar D4SV2 XP-L - 4300 Lumens
21700 King: IMALENT MS03 - 13000 Lumens
18650 King: Emisar D4V2 XP-L Mule - 5990 Lumens
AA King: Zebralight SC5W MK II - 550 Lumens
Headlamp King: Fireflies PL47 - 5000 Lumens
Keychain King: RovyVon Angel Eyes E300S
- 2000 Lumens

The Lumens Race

2019 Imalent MS18 100,000 Lumens *95K
2018 Acebeam X70 60,000 Lumens *59k
2018 Imalent MS12 53,000 Lumens *48k
2018 Acebeam X80-GT 32,500 Lumens *31k
2017 Imalent DX80 32,000 Lumens *30k
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 *8k
2014 Thrunite TN36 6,500 Lumens *6k
2012 Olight X6 5,000 Lumens *5.1k
2011 Nitecore TM11 2,000 Lumens *2k
2011 Olight SR92 1,700 Lumens *1.8k
2010 Olight SR90 2,200 Lumens *1.4k
2009 EagleTac M2C4 (P7) 900 Lumens *0.9k
2008 LED Lenser X7 1068 Lumens *0.8k

*Some lights are under or over rated in their output and this is reflected in the rankings/some are turn on values
 

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New contender on the block in the Search (power-throw) class: GT94. I got mine two weeks ago. 20,000 lumens, 2,450 meters. The GT94 has more throw than the R90TS. Much less self glare on distant targets than the R90TS. The beam profile and performance is exciting to behold. The first light, after a four year wait, to have both significantly more throw and significantly more lumens than the X65.
 

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How would you even objectively rate such a thing as EDC lights? This is such a subjective subject. Proud or recessed rear switch? Or a side switch? What kind of brightness? Mode spacing? interface? Color temperature? Size? Flood/throw? So many more. You ask 10 people; you get 10 different answers. There cannot be an objective answer, and I suppose that’s the wonderful thing about it. If there were, this forum would not exist.
 

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