I had to decide whether to post but figured, why not?
All of these lights here represent some of the very finest portable means of illumination available today. I own one of two of them, that one being the LEMAX SUPERPOWER 70. It, as well as the Hellfighter series is, on Helluva light and one yet, which I am having upgraded to an even higher performer by Dan at XeRay. I don't have the advantage of owning both of two of these high performers, the LEMAX and the Hellfighter however, I do believe that BM does. In that fact I would request that he (?) provide all of us readers with a comparison test so that we, as well as he, can make a seat of the pants compare and contrast evaluation. I do believe that BM most likely owns the very best video equipment to record such testing and, certainly has the knowledge to post that same information. We'd all really appreciate it BM s please do consider, would you? Thanks!
I'm at a loss for determining how much illumination is really needed to safely walk a dog at night--an activity which BM has told us he is at least sometimes involved. I do know that high output does give a temporary syndrome of night blindness however and, at times it is advisable to have less rather than more output. Do some of us remember the jingo form one of the popular commercials, "Less is more"? In accord with this direction, I know that many of us here are not only interested in how MUCH output we have available but also how little. I'd suspect BM might be familiar with former part of that aspect him(?)self!
I must confess that I have not the experience nor data in utilizing these light "canons" while walking a dog--again, as BM has. It is quite possible that including a canine might cast some significant differences in what is gathered as data/performance. In short, I don't own a dog...BUT, I DO have friends who do and, I'll wager they may be able to lend me one for testing purposes just as BM has been able to do. I can see it now, the dog, BM and his light or conversely, Karl and hs light and the dog. We certainly are aware of when a dog is around, there's BM as well...isn't there?
Anyway, now the decision becomes, what BREED of dog? Might that have an effect? Might a Collie be better for testing...or would a Poodle suffice? I certainly would like to replicate the BM data so I guess I'll have to give this some thought... Hmmmm...