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    Which LED production torches are the current Kings?

    FLOOD

    King: Imalent MS18 - 100,000 Lumens
    Queen: Acebeam X70 - 60,000 Lumens
    Prince: Imalent MS12 - 53,000 Lumens
    Princess: Acebeam X80-GT - 32,500 Lumens
    Knight: Imalent DX80 - 32,000 Lumens

    THROW

    King: ASTROLUX MF05 - 3162m
    Queen: Lumintop BLF GT90 - 2720m
    Prince: Acebeam K75 - 2,500M
    Princess: Astrolux MF04 - 2,416m
    Knight: Acebeam W30 - 2,410M

    SEARCH (Most powerful 1600m+ lights)

    King: Imalent R90TS - 36,000 Lumens & 1,750m
    Queen: Imalent R90C - 20,000 Lumens & 1,679M

    EDC (pocket light)

    22650 King: Emisar D4SV2 XP-L - 4300 Lumens
    21700 King: IMALENT MS03 - 13000 Lumens
    18650 King: Emisar D4V2 XP-L Mule - 5990 Lumens
    AA King: Zebralight SC5W MK II - 550 Lumens
    Headlamp King: Fireflies PL47 - 5000 Lumens
    Keychain King: RovyVon Angel Eyes E300S
    - 2000 Lumens

    The Lumens Race

    2019 Imalent MS18 100,000 Lumens *95K
    2018 Acebeam X70 60,000 Lumens *59k
    2018 Imalent MS12 53,000 Lumens *48k
    2018 Acebeam X80-GT 32,500 Lumens *31k
    2017 Imalent DX80 32,000 Lumens *30k
    2017 Acebeam X80 25,000 Lumens *23k
    2017 Acebeam X45 16,500 Lumens *15k
    2017 Imalent DT70 16,000 Lumens *14k
    2016 Acebeam X65 12,500 Lumens *11k
    2016 HaikeLite MT03 8,760 Lumens *10k
    2014 Acebeam X60M 10,000 Lumens *8k
    2014 Thrunite TN36 6,500 Lumens *6k
    2012 Olight X6 5,000 Lumens *5.1k
    2011 Nitecore TM11 2,000 Lumens *2k
    2011 Olight SR92 1,700 Lumens *1.8k
    2010 Olight SR90 2,200 Lumens *1.4k
    2009 EagleTac M2C4 (P7) 900 Lumens *0.9k
    2008 LED Lenser X7 1068 Lumens *0.8k

    *Some lights are under or over rated in their output and this is reflected in the rankings/some are turn on values
    Last edited by KG_Tuning; 07-29-2020 at 07:30 AM.
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    Default Re: Flashlight Royalty

    Nice list. Thanks for the research.

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    Add the new Niwalker MM25MB pop can light at 7600 lumens under Flood. Past Niwalker lights have been pretty close to claimed specs.

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    Default Re: Flashlight Royalty

    If I've missed a light off the lists let me know, also what were the brightest LED lights before 2014?
    Last edited by KG_Tuning; 10-29-2017 at 07:53 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG_Tuning View Post
    Good shout!

    Might add key chain lights and EDC as categories. EDC would be tricky to judge.
    Yes, there's a lot of choices in both, but I'm sure that CPF people would weigh in if you throw it open.

    Thanks for putting the list together KG, it's a good thread.

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    Flood: Fenix TK75VnQ70. Four XHP70, CW, dome on, undiffused domes, Efest 35A batteries.

    16,700 lumen.
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    This could be educational and a fun thread. Ex. post mate.
    Why the 25,and not the MM15MB? I just seen on Niwalkers website that they have a couple of new lights. Sweet
    Oh yeah,MecArmys new PT60 @ 9600 lums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richbuff View Post
    Flood: Fenix TK75VnQ70. Four XHP70, CW, dome on, undiffused domes, Efest 35A batteries.

    16,700 lumen.
    not sure if the OP wants to stray from the un-modded path or not.

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    Default Re: Flashlight Royalty

    (nobody remembers the "king" LED lights, because they change constantly; look up "BarnBurner" or "Maxabeam" if you're interested in legends everyone remembers..)

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    Since you are including future releases, I will add the Noctigen 17k lumens to the list.

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    Default Re: Flashlight Royalty

    Done a little mod section at the bottom, some mod lights aren't easy to get or are very limited so I won't put too much onous on them.
    Last edited by KG_Tuning; 09-28-2016 at 02:39 AM.
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    I think that guy Vihn should be named in there somewhere. He is always cooking up something better.
    Fivemega, Vesture of Blood... PK... all hall of famers.
    I'm sure there's more.
    Streamlight built a 5 million candle power in 1973 and buy 1975 had a 1 million candlepower consumer version.

    The first post should have an edit feature or an expiration date, because by spring somebody will have improved on the named list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    The first post should have an edit feature or an expiration date, because by OCTOBER somebody will have improved on the named list.
    slightly sarcastic correction in bold. the wild and wacky world of LEDs folks.

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    B&Q sell a 1 million Candle Power flashlight for not much money, what would something like that throw out in lumens and cd? I've wondered for a while.

    Edit: 250 lumens lol and probably 600m
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    Those 1 million candle power lights aren't that bright. A lot of them use a car headlight bulb which is going to be less than 2000 leumns unless heavily over driven.

    Throw could be good as they tend to use a large smooth reflector.

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    Acebeam x60m was never 10,000 leumns even vinhs version only made it up to 8000 leumns.

    AceBeam exaggerated the specs on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjgsxr View Post
    Acebeam x60m was never 10,000 leumns even vinhs version only made it up to 8000 leumns.

    AceBeam exaggerated the specs on this one
    That's why I put it behind the three with supposedly less Lumens. Seen a few people measure 7800 with the TN36UT, but I'm not familiar with the MM25's true readings.
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    KG T, interesting list and project.
    Thanks,

    Lateck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tab665 View Post
    slightly sarcastic correction in bold. the wild and wacky world of LEDs folks.
    Ha! I hear ya.
    I suppose that's why to me people not products would be my list.

    It's like computers... before I finish typing "the xdj 4730 has the fastest processor" they've already put out the 4730.1 version. And before I run down the 8 cell battery once the 4730.2 is out. Same with cameras and flashlights these days.
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    My light collection head to head!!

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    Default Re: Flashlight Royalty

    Are there any mod lights for sale to rival the 16,000 Lumen X7vn? Preferably from the UK.
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    Lemax LX70 Superpower should be the throw king

    it it makes the thrunite look dainty

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ower-HID-Light

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    I feel the keychain catgory is a little muddled, as I wouldn't have any of those on my keychains except perhaps the Lumintop Tool, the others are just way too big.

    I am fairly pleased that ThruNite made a strong showing, not a surprise to me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG_Tuning View Post
    Are there any mod lights for sale to rival the 16,000 Lumen X7vn? Preferably from the UK.
    My fenix rc40vn Flood version is around 20,000 lumen but much bigger light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staticx57 View Post
    Lemax LX70 Superpower should be the throw king
    The Maxa beam is still the throw king, by a large margin. LX70 SP: 4.5 Mcd. Maxa beam: 12 Mcd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liteboy View Post
    My fenix rc40vn Flood version is around 20,000 lumen but much bigger light.
    Not too bothered about using Vinh again, but I'm still on the lookout for a mod pop can flooder that safely out does the X7, TN36 and PT60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarLi View Post
    The Maxa beam is still the throw king, by a large margin. LX70 SP: 4.5 Mcd. Maxa beam: 12 Mcd.
    Added an HID section. More Kings than GOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG_Tuning View Post
    Are there any mod lights for sale to rival the 16,000 Lumen X7vn? Preferably from the UK.
    Here's what the rc40vnF does:

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanBurn View Post
    I feel the keychain catgory is a little muddled, as I wouldn't have any of those on my keychains except perhaps the Lumintop Tool, the others are just way too big.

    I am fairly pleased that ThruNite made a strong showing, not a surprise to me at all.
    Agree. Any cr123 light belongs in the edc pocket size catagory. Keychain shold be from aaa size and smaller.

    The stock mbi hf got ~ 500 lumen from a 10440 (aaa size).

    And the manker e14 is a little beast as a small pocked size

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    Great thread!

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