If only 32650s had popped off at the market and been improved more, this form factor would have been perfect for a new model. I miss big lights like these.We purchased a Fenix TK41 in the fall of 2018 and it was the brightest thing we had ever seen at 800 lumins turbo (2h 10min advertised), and 335 lumins high (7h 15min advertised). We knew nothing about LED flashlights and purchased this from Fenix after seeing it online.
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It is a beautiful flashlight, and from the Fenix manual; "… the unique design makes TK41 much more compact and light weight." While that may have been true at the time it is huge and heavy by today's standards with a healthy appetite for AA batteries which it devours eight at a time. After forgetting a batch of alkalines in it over one summer the corrosion almost ruined it so we began stocking eneloops. In 2018 we used it for scouting/camping. Today it sits by the back door for occasional use in spotting critters, etc., at night.
I wish C sized lithium ions had taken off. To me that is about the perfect form factor. I love C Maglites.If only 32650s had popped off at the market and been improved more, this form factor would have been perfect for a new model. I miss big lights like these.
Not my oldest LED lights but I bought a collection from another member here a few years back of Inova lights with the throwey optics from the days when Emissive Energy made them. They appeared way brighter than numbers suggested due to the optic lenses.