It probably is. But the MRV might be even brigther according the factor specs... I've never seen a scientific test though.I want to buy another two cell LED light that will outshine my L2D-CE, that isn't by Fenix. The Huntlight seems like the one to go with, eh? :thinking:
We had an MRV at our recent campout. Most powerful LED 2 cell..but! Very tight and long throw...not so much sidespill. I'd go for the HUntlight or Wolf eyes...both great lights. If you are on a tighter budget- the U-2 clones sold by DX and Kai are very powerful too. Around $25.. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1285
The Huntlight is a wonderfully useful light due to the LARGE hotspot, great sidespill, multiple levels, phenomenal runtime and bezel-down clip! There must be a "brighter" light out there, but you simply can't go wrong with the Huntlight.
Edit: go with the smooth reflector - it really works great in this light.