Flashlights ~ Sorting Out The Lumen Lies.

This is a discussion on Flashlights ~ Sorting Out The Lumen Lies. within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by luvmy40 The problem is one of standards. There is no accepted industry standard as far as measuring the output in lumens or ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    The problem is one of standards. There is no accepted industry standard as far as measuring the output in lumens or candle power as far as I can tell.
    There are probably discussions on this in abundance at candle power.com
    And always rember, you get what you pay for.
    - Some companies are using ANSI standard to measure light output.

    When it comes to flashlights, when you see a ridiculous lumen rating without the testing standard listed, you'll always be disappointed.
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    Maybe off topic but I always buy Surefire and have for years and years. To me all other tac lights are just imitators. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gymrat View Post
    Maybe off topic but I always buy Surefire and have for years and years. To me all other tac lights are just imitators. Just my opinion.
    The nice thing about the imitations (I own several) is that they take the same light bulb as the surefire, and I am only out $20 if/when I loose it.

    UltraFire is now my preferred brand (only because my Kydex holster is made for it), takes the same Cree LED as the surefire, and now the latest Cree high output bulb (780+ lumen - Cree XML T6) version that is out, I recon I'll spend the $25 on it and see just how bright it is.
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