Searching for the perfect relatively small LED - not sure if it exists.

boe_d

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I haven't purchased a really nice LED in ages. For me a perfect flaslight would be IPX8, have a charge status indicator like the O-light Warrior 3S, a glow ring or rods, have a bright of 2000 lumens or greater (tested), a medium 400 lumen (tested) 6 hours or more, have USB type C to Type C charging 3amp (to the flashlight not the batteries), in a size about that of an innova T4 - streamlight HL5-x would be a little too large - it doesn't need to be as small as the nitecore e4K (although no complaint if it is).

I say tested because Amazon has no-name $20 flashlights that are 100,000 lumen that will last on high for 17 years (exaggerating but you get the idea).

Any thoughts on something that has most of these?
 

yellow

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While most of the "points" are totally irrelevant to me, I wonder:
how do You think extreme watertightness and a charging possibility can come together ?
 

boe_d

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Yellow,

You took the time to respond to a post to point out that it was mostly irrelavent to you to ask about charging technology? That would be like me posting to a medical journal saying I have a problem with elbow flex, stiffness, stabbing pain and discoloration - here is a picture of the elbow and someone replied - I don't care about your symptoms, why would you wear a shirt that color with your complexion.

There are several USB C charging flashlights that use rubber gaskets to retain that IPX-8 designation such as the ThruNite BSS V5. The Olights such as the OLIGHT Seeker 3 Pro do it with a magnetic charger. I'm not a fluid dynamics scientist or an electrical engineer so for more info beyond that, I'd suggest you create a new thread to get greater insight into how they achieve this.
 
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Chicken Drumstick

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Odd requirements tbh....

Why 2000 lumens?

Yet no mentioned of the type of beam, tint or user interface. Do you have a specific use case for the light. Stating outputs is a bit like saying you must have a 500 horse power vehicle..... But an 18 wheeler is quite different to a 2 seat sports car, even if they both have the same power.
 

boe_d

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Good question.

2000 lumens as I tend to look for a relatively wide dispersal but need some distance (ideally relatively bright at 250 yards).

I honestly don't have an requirement for the tint -neutral white? As for the user interface - if you are talking about the button (honestly don't know, I'm not a flashlight expert) I don't care if it is on the bottom or the side. If you are talking about the mechanism for adjusting the brightness, I love the idea of a dial vs pressing the button repeatedly like on the OLIGHT SEEKER 3 - although it should be click setting, click setting as it isn't a truly gradually variable output.

I'm not sure I get your analogy but if I am getting it; If you've ever hauled a boat, you have an idea of what HP and torque you need in your truck. I've held a flashlight before - several, several of different thows and distances. I'm no expert but I think I have some idea of what I want.

Since the items I haven't answered are of more important than the specs I've listed - I'll be using it in hot and cold weather. I don't need a green laser. I don't need to be able to ignite matches with it. I'll be using it when it doesn't precipitate as well as when it rains and snows. I will be using it in open fields as well as in forests with both diciduous and non-deciduous trees. I'm concerned it may fall to the bottom of a small row boat which may occasionally have standing water (not high saline content) when it rains. I willl not be attaching it to a weapon. I'm a Leo and like long walks on the beach with a woman who has a good sense of humor. I may use it in a house to spot a mouse. I will not use it to illuminate green eggs and ham.
 
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zs&tas

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I ALWAYS recommend fenix to non flashaholics , great choice !
 
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