lol! When is it too much[lumens] too much [heat]?!
There are people who love these types of lights.
The lumen race will continue, the heat it generates will also continue and the minimal run times on MAX will certainly follow.
I have no official word, but in the specs it mentions that NW has slightly lower lumen ratings than CW. That could be left over from the last release, or it could indicate that they are planning on having a NW version.
am I the only one that feels 7000 lumens yet only as much throw as a TK22 is a bit ridiculous and impractical? I do not understand the point of this class of super lumen lights with castrated range. Visually the difference between 3000 lumens and even 7000 is not that great anyways. It is going to take another great leap in LED technology and reflector refinement to balance the spill and throw of these super lumen lights into a ratio that begins to make sense and be far more practical. Dedicated throwers can easily give you tunnel vision with their intense throw beams wouldnt these super lumen flooders cut your vision to the short range of the utterly blinding wall of light making one blind past that? For now should I need super lumens anything Ill buy a dedicated HID light. Fortunately my dozens of LED lights cover everything from the most soft tinted moonlight modes to great high out put general purpose(TK35 2015, SR52, MX25L2 etc) all of which have massive diameter beam profiles. I had the TK35UE but just couldnt warm up to the short range dedicated output out of a light capable of much greater reach. I have watched the YT reviews and paid attention to the CPF reviews of these super lumen lights and besides having ultra wide beam profiles I just do not see any advantage at all over the great current high output general purpose lights. I consider the TK75 as exotic as it goes for a real usable practical super high output general purpose light. It has far above average throw and massive yet artifact fringed flood/spill. It also does not give you tunnel vision or limit your vision by throwing a wall you cant see past. Am expecting a REAL TK75 competitor from Thrunite some time. They have some amazing big lights but none of them have the throw spill and lumen combination of the TK75. Unfortunately for Fenix competitors the 2015 TK75 upgrade drops in a month or two
I cannot believe someone else has a different preference than me!
That is what the discussion comes down to...if you don't find flood lights useful, don't buy them. Doesn't mean they are impractical for others. As a concrete example, I personally feel that my MM15vn (current boosted to ~7400 lumens) is FAR more practical than a TK75 of any flavor. This is not a hypothetical...I owned both, kept the MM15vn, and gave away my TK75vn because I didn't use it much. Smaller lights are easier to carry, and typically I don't need to see more than 300 feet away (and even the floodiest of the "pop-can" lights can do that). Much better for me to have ALL useful range lit well, than a narrow slice far off lit very well.
To each his own!
I like floodies up to about 500 lumens. After that, I want some throw for my output. Not tunnel vision, but something that gives some decent throw plus some useful spill. A floody 7000 lumen light sounds like just a battery-waster. I can see up close fine with 500 lumens, the next 6500 lumens is just overkill. Put them into something that allows me to see in the distance as well.
20000cd is the minimum I'd expect from a 1000 lumen light. From 7000 lumens, I'd expect it to be 140000cd. This light is 7x too floody.