I've already made two recommendations from lights I've enjoyed for years, but this thread got me looking at the newest models, and, I *really* like the Fenix PD40R v2.0 because it's 3000 Lumen and has a spill angle of 65 degrees. It's native 21700, but they include their Alf-18 adapter for 18650's too. I may have to get one for my collection..
Interestingly, said PD40R has a 440m range, compared to 600m for the Olight Warrior X pro 2250, and, if it's range you need most; there's a Warrior X Turbo for 1,000 meters!
Fwiw, my Olight SR52-ut weighs-in at 800 meters. Pick your trade-off between spotting distant things with an aspheric lens and using a bare lightbulb for close-up working; no single light can do it all. YMMV..
I have this light and would also recommend it. My guess the output is much closer to 2000LM than 1000LM but only for short periods before things get hot on Turbo. I typically use it at half power most of the time outdoors.go with the Sofirn, its also rated at 2000LM but im pretty sure its 1000LM, still amazing deal
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Imho, that clinches the Fenix PD40r; it was the weakest thrower with the widest "walking" beam-width; 65 degreesOnly need a range of 200 feet and don't need to over do it.
Imho, that clinches the Fenix PD40r; it was the weakest thrower with the widest "walking" beam-width; 65 degrees
Beware of the plethora of floody 90-degree lights; their "wall of light" is so close, it degrades your night vision nearly as badly as a bare lightbulb would. You need a little throw to push your wall of light out a little at night
Note that Ansi throw distance quoted is where the spot is 0.25 lux; which is said to be the light of a full moon. If that's all we needed, we wouldn't need a flashlight most of the time, would we? I.e. you want to throw a lot farther than 200 ft for a useful spot at 200 ft. And, that's Turbo too; It's better to use High/Medium, saving Turbo for "situations"
Agreed; I've EDC'd a ZebraLight SC600 since 2011 for working on stuff and I don't see anything I like much better for that today. I've wished it was the head light a lot, but OTF works most often for me. Walking around and spotting distant stuff at night is a different league; more throw, more batteryThanks for that. That is exactly why my ZebraLight head light is not useful for that use. It is very nearsighted, but that is what makes it great in the garage repairing things.