What’s the best high output flashlight right now? 20,000+ lumens

Kaban

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Been away from the scene for a while. I still have a bunch of Surefires, Elzettas, etc from the old days of collecting lights.

Now I’m looking for a high power flashlight. I do a lot of night fishing on the boat and need a hand held flashlight that has a good balance of throw and flood. My old 1,000-2,000 lumen lights do ok but just not cutting it.

I see Olight has a X9R Marauder that has 25,000 lumens. Is that the best thing on the market now or is there something else that’s more impressive? Thanks for any recommendations.
 

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To many to list, going up to a claimed 100,000L. You might find a LEP to be a better fit for your needs, kinda depends on how much flood you want/need. LEP runs at much lower lumens keeping temps down & run times up.
 

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To many to list, going up to a claimed 100,000L. You might find a LEP to be a better fit for your needs, kinda depends on how much flood you want/need. LEP runs at much lower lumens keeping temps down & run times up.
Can you name a few? I’ve never even heard of an LEP. When I was deep into this stuff, 5,000 lumens was considered hot sht.
 

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20k lumens out the front means ~150W of power to the LEDs, with everything that implies from a heat and battery perspective. It's doable, but for sustained operation, you're talking large battery packs and big heatsinks and/or fans.

On top of that, the eye's response is roughly logarithmic, so a doubling of output isn't going to look twice as bright (and for a given beam angle, you need 4x the candela to double the throw distance).
 

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I would lean towards one of those dual output lights with flood and beam so you can have throw and short area output.
That would reduce the amount of lumens needed to get out there far and likely be adequate still for close up lighting.
 
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