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- Jun 8, 2008
- New England woods.
You referring to the lower output modules?
Because I can tell a huge difference between two generations of MagCharger modules, one pretty neutral and the other almost snow white. Both are XM-L2s.
In my back yard I have about 40 yards to a white shed with black shingles and shrubs and such all around it. The color difference is astonishing.
When it comes to lower lumens I think my aging eyes like brightness over CRI, but sometimes I find that sweet paring of both and want to carry it for a while.
I am more talking about actual field use of CW, W, NW or HCRI. I have covered a good numbers of miles in every kinda weather using all of them. With the notable exception of blue trail markers looking less like tree liken and maybe a bit less glare in fog (still not sure) I am not seeing it. I can say 219B is no better in fog or snow than CW. Then again I am more concerned with tripling over a rock at 5mp trail running than if something looks just the right color with the notable exception of the sacred bacon which darn good under 219b and that's no small thing. I have done over 20 miles in a night and can say the eyes get almost catatonic for lack of better words. You're not thinking about color rendition. But a nice tint tends to be better when used in a more relaxed setting which happens more often.
For example I was out tonight slow jogging the rural dirt roads evaluating a flashlight (not malkoff but you can bet I had one on me). Look what is in the middle of the dirt road.
There was a bear attack maybe 5 miles away in summer. My primary concern is not HCRI. It's looking around for whatever left that. Did it run off as I approached? Nature tends to sense confidence and frankly I was not in the least concerned but illumination IMHO is the end goal and at times more is better.