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kootenay joe wrote:There are flashlight forums for flashlight addicts just as AAPK is for knife addicts. These forums contain huge amounts of data on about every light available. If you have an electric engineering degree you might be able to understand all the data. There might even be a review of the GEC light but under it's brand name.
I used the light forums to choose a light that can throw a focused beam over 500 yards, the Thrunite TN32.
The world of flashlights is even more of a 'jungle' than the world of knives. There are thousands to choose from with at least 100 new lights showing up every month. Many are low end & poorly made but some are precision instruments built to withstand dropping etc. You cannot distinguish these based solely on price. You absolutely have to read reviews in the flashlight forums. Note there are plenty of manufacturer/dealer connected phony reviews and the forums call these out with real world testing.
But beware, once you dive into these flashlight forums you might not emerge for a month or more, but for sure you will end up buying a truly awe inspiring light.
kootenay joe wrote:Edit to add: here is a picture & review of the light i bought:
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/sho ... Flashlight
Much to my amazement, when I tested the TN32 in my Integrated Sphere I saw 1688 OTF lumens. OUT THE FRONT! One word..."NICE!"