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Posted: 10/4/2004 11:14:11 AM EST
I just picked one up, similar to Pelican M6 or Surefire Defender but more candlepower, it is 140 lumen or 25k candlepower, wow super bright and only $40. Only bad deal is no tail cap switch, but hell I can live without that for increased lumens.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:17:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:51:23 PM EST
3 batteries, why? 1.5 hours runtime.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:34:31 PM EST
Where did you get yours?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 7:32:41 AM EST
I found the Browing at a local gunshop that has just expanded, but If you can Froogle you will find that it's at several online retailers including cablelas but with a higher price tag.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 7:36:41 AM EST
tag.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 9:11:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 9:58:47 AM EST
Many output ratings are not taken from the flashlight. The bare bulb on a bench powersupply is used.
Once you put the bulb inside a reflector and behind a lens (window) you have reduced output. Also, when you direct-drive from batteries you will have a output/runtime curve. The highest output is typically within about 5 minutes of a "60 minute" constant-on runtime. Furthermore, the runtime can be reduced by temperature and the resistance of electrical path (through the switch etc).

There are people who have mapped the output/runtime curves for various flashlights over at www.CandlePowerForums.com They don't have the ability to measure Lumens (or total output) - they use a light meter to measure Lux (or intensity). As long as they are consistant with their method, their results can be used to compare the various flashlights they have tested.

Al
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 10:00:45 AM EST
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