...the Nichia definitely shows the natural color more true and that's just a fact.
I will need some help deciding do to the fact I'm relatively new to flashlights of this caliber. Thank you for your patience and help up front when I inquire.
This is my OR collection so far:
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Not sure how helpful this is going to be, but it's the best I could grab in 5 minutes. In each photo below, XPL is on the left and Nichia is on the right. Grizzman is exactly right - XPL is more of a white and Nichia has more of a rosy tint. The knee jerk reaction tends to favor the XPL in general, but when you're in complete darkness and you shine the light on an object, the Nichia definitely shows the natural color more true and that's just a fact. But what you forfeit in color with the XPL, you make up for with a bit more power/fill. With that said, that power/fill is substantially less noticeable with a single cell and substantially more noticeable with multi cells. Below is with a single cell in each light:
For me, it really is a draw between the two, which is why I bought one of each. I couldn't decide and thankfully didn't have to. Both lights are a pleasure to use and the V5 is an incredible piece of machinery.