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    Default Best thrower available

    Looking for recommendations for the best thrower out there. I have a TK75 that throws a real good distance. Looking for something even better. thanks for all replies and comments. Rob

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    Default Re: Best thrower available

    Acebeam w30. Lightweight, relatively small, throws a pencil beam as far as the eye can see
    a single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows- St. Francis of Assissi

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    You're not gonna get a better thrower unless you go HID, or get a larger LEP. Microfire S90 throws 20mcd.

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    Default Re: Best thrower available

    Lep: Acebeam W30 ~1.5Mcd, MicroFire S90 (not production yet, not a toy & pricey) ~20Mcd claimed

    Led: Acebeam K75 ~1.5Mcd (This has become my favorite of my LED throwers), STO LOX ~55Mcd claimed (not production yet, will be pricey)

    HID: Lemax Superpower ~4.5Mcd, Maxabeam ~ 12Mcd (Both not toys & pricey)

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    Default Re: Best thrower available

    If you're quick, there's a couple here.....
    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...hes-free-stuff
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    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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    Default Re: Best thrower available

    Not sure how this thread ended up in "Batteries"

    I'll move it to "LEP", since that's what most are recommending, and that forum could use a bump anyway
    Last edited by archimedes; 09-12-2019 at 02:13 PM.
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    After doing alotta research I finally decided on the acebeam K75. This is one badaxx light!. It didnt work very well with the keeppower 18650 3600mAH batterys. I guess because they are only 8A draw. Worked better with the Sanyo 18650GA 10A. Instructions say to use at least a 10A hi-drain battery. Acebeam recommended their 18650H-310 at 20A, 3100 mAH battery. So I ordered a few of them. Light IS a monster! My driveway is almost 1/2 mile long. It lights up the front of my silverado well enough that I can read the plate number using leupold 10x42 binoculars! I ranged the distance with a leupold 1200 rangefinder at 780 yards (app 714m). I know it can do better than that, I does get hot. It steps down to 3000 lumens (app 2 mins) which still throws a heck of a beam. Gonna be great for checking out the deer in the back 40. Be interesting to see if the acebeam 20A batteries do even better. Takes alot to impress this old man at this point in life but I'm impressed! Just my 2 cents.
    Rob

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    Thanks for posting your experience !
    I want this light but I keep saying I won’t use it enough. But then again....
    Kata Ton Δaimona Eaytoy

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    Thats what I thought to Lou, untill I bought it. I use it to see who is driving up driveway at zero dark thirty. Also to check out the 12 pt buck in the back 40. Not only see eyes but the whole deer. It will light up a coyote at 800M for a $65 pelt with 22-250. Oldest son is a deputy sheriff. He was impress and bought one for SAR. I love it. Like Rasher said. My favorite in my arsenal. Just my 2 cents. Rob

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    Update on new Acebeam 20A high drain batteries. Didnt seem to do any better than the Sanyo 18650GA's. Thought they would do better because they are 20A high drain. In fact the KP 3600mAh batteries do just as well as the Sanyo's. They are rated at 8A. The light itself must only pull 10A on turbo so the 20A at 3100 mAH is a waste of capacity? The 4 batteries are lined up in series so the light operates on 16.8V's to start, with 12400 mAH available. Vs. 14000 mAH for the sanyo vs. 14400 for KP. Lost 2000 mAH? Someone please enlighten me if my math is wrong. Loving this light tho. Just my 2 cents Rob

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    Got my now 3 year old Acebeam EC60 modded torch out the other night. Still impressed with the throw and light output

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