Funny that the person who replied is called 'MaxBeam'...speaking of technology innovations prevailing, when the hell is MaxaBeam gonna Trump there latest model?? The current MaxaBeam model must be a decade old by now. They did improve their battery technology I'll give them that (with the very impressive LifePO4), but it's been the same distance of throw forever!!
Well… owning the first Rev Victor Enthusiast, as well as a few Maxa Beam lights, Peak makes changes to their lights when called upon by their government customers.
My Maxa Beam's are all third generation lights. Two of my lights have the improved reflector and bulb, making those two 12 million candle power lights. The third light has the older reflector and is only rated at 7.5 million candle power.
In handheld lights, projecting a beam further than a mile, the beam hitting a small target gets much more difficult.
I've spoke with the company that purchased Wavien and they're planning on making collars, however they are looking more at government speciality contracts, not consumer stage, projector, or flashlights as their business model.