It practically has just as much throw as the M22, but a couple thousand lumens stronger. I bet if I could somehow attach it to my tripod, it'll light up the soccer field better than the BS Terminator I use now. 2000 vs 4800 lumens, should be interesting.
The 1 meter doesn't matter to me, I don't usually drop lights this big on purpose
As much throw as a single 18650 light that is about 1/8 of the size...that doesn't seem like a selling point.
Yes, it is quite bright, 4800 lumens is gonna be bright no matter how you distribute them. But something like the TM26 makes a lot more sense - way smaller, more portable, better throw, plus the OLED display, and all for less money. Sure, the SR96 will be a little brighter, but that hardly seems worth losing throw, a real low, and portability. The proprietary battery pack is also a problem for me, though I know some people will view that as an advantage, I am not one of them.
I have never dropped any of my big lights either, but it is still cause for concern. As expensive as these lights are, I want to know that they will survive a little abuse. The IPX6 rating is more of a concern - you can't even put it in a bowl of water and be confident it will keep working.
Take all these issues together, and I'm back at the same conclusion...I just can't figure out what this light is designed to do. If you have a specific purpose already in mind, that is great - but you have many other choices in this price range which can do a whole lot more.
I'm not trying to take anything away from Olight in general - I have liked every Olight I have purchased, and I do think they are generally a very solid company...but that doesn't mean this particular model makes sense.