The led is definitely not 60% more efficient, about 20% a few percent more or less.
The overall lumen output is an example of the ANSI optimized runtime, also the new storm is no longer fully regulated headlamp.
2 Single Power leds = 18 lumens max => After 30 minutes on 18 lumens the output droops by 30% ? Are you kidding ??
Just picked up a Storm and a Spot. The button on the Storm is much stiffer than the Spot's -- I can't imagine finding and pressing this button with gloves on. Has anyone else noticed this? Due to waterproofing, or QC issues with my lamp?
I know this is a 2 yr old thread, but I was hoping the bd storm users back then can notice this and maybe help.I just got my BD Storm in the mail today... 160 lumens version with power tap (orange model). I went to Cabelas last week and looked at them (the 100 lumens model) and decided not to get one. Got home, and decided that my gift card was burning a hole in my pocket and ended up ordered one off the web. I was surprised because I did not know there was an updated model.
I've only played with it for about 5 minutes outside, but here are my quick impressions:
- Definitely appears to be 160 lumens.
- love the dimmability of all the LEDs
- The power tap, cycles between current brightness and max, with just a tap. (Appears to be some type of capacitive switch)
- The red LEDs focus kinda suck. They focus to a single spot about 6 feet in front of you. Usable, but not that floody.
I am going to play with it a bit more over the week, but can tell you right now, it will be replacing my PT Remix. Mainly due to the BD Storm 5 mm white LEDs and being dimmable between 25 and 4 lumens. I live on 40 acres in the middle of nowhere, and will be using it for farm chores, hunting, setting traps and what not.
Ask away if you have any questions. But I can tell you, that I do like this headlamp.