why do most flashlight reviews have 1000 pics

raggie33

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but no runtime on every level? i hate scrolling thru so many pics lol. but im a odd duck i dont care about looks just details many many details
 

3_gun

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Lights are very much a visual thing & most users think very little about run times. It's why we have lots of X000L lights that only hold it for 1 minute or less & almost no one notices. As a guy who started out looking for run times I learned quickly how to avoid the trap of pretty pictures
 

Fireclaw18

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Actually measuring runtime is very time consuming. When you account for low modes, it could take days.

Most reviewers don't have the time or inclination to do that.
 

LRJ88

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I feel like this isn't quite fair, taking pictures can take 10 minutes, especially if you've got a pattern to follow, while doing runtimes takes a lot of time and also depends on the reviewer's copy. There's a reason in many cases where you do have runtime tests that the people doing it run different cells and have a standard for how they do it.
 

Olumin

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Buying flashlights is very much a visual thing based on physical appearance as much as specs, just like with most other things. That goes for me too, im not ashamed to admit it.
Except for when I bought my smart car.
 
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