Any update on the headlamp? :grin2:
On the topic of lowest modes, I can't remember, are the lowest modes calibrated too, so we can compare HDS within themselves?
Lowest modes are one of the point that originally drew me toward HDS, and I remember being disappointed by my first one and it's 0,08lm mode, that was too high! Compared to the somewhat variable lowest low of Zebralights of that era. Fun memories.
I always wondered why my XPG2 always send brighter that my XPL at the lowest level.Yep. They are all calibrated but the trained monkey working the calibrator has been known to make a mistake or two (NLT anyone?) so don't compare it to one of those early NLT lights. They got a super-duper low. The monkey has had a stern talking to and was retrained.
Something important to consider that is much more pronounced on the lows is the hot spot and color temp. Cooler temps will appear brighter as will a a more focused hot spot even when both are at the same lumen level.
Note: I am that monkey.
Wow! I’m jealous and angry. You live in an amazing area. Regardless, I’m trying my hardest to avoid the Samsung. Pictures like this are making it hard on me. How far out is the hill in the first picture?