Written by selfbuilt on 01-28-2011 08:11 AM GMTWritten by tights24 on 01-27-2011 06:12 PM GMT
Awesome reviews. I am probably a level below rookie if possible with these types of lights. All I ever knew was that Surefire lights were expensive and the best. After a decent amount of research, I have found that at least the second part of that statement is true....I'm in the market for a light and its main purpose will be for search and rescue. While high power and throw is important per se, I need it to last at a decent level. I understand that the last thing you plan on doing is listening to a request from a new guy, but it sure would be interesting to see the testing you are doing on "med" mode for each of these as well as the "turbo/high" mode I think you are using. Right now the Olight M20S has my attention because it offers a supposed 12 hours at 100+ lumens. That to me is very respectable compared to others. I'm also trying to stay with anything that uses 2 cr123's max. I'm not into the rechargeables and probably never will be really. Again, thanks for the reviews and the time you put into this hobby
The performance of lights on Med modes is of course critical, even for throwers. However, Med-level beamshots get quite difficult to compare, since the precise Med level will vary greatly. I suggest you head over to my detailed reviews of any light you see here and are interested in. There, you will find the runtimes and relative outputs on Med-modes, on various batteries (although not always CR123A).