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Posted: 3/11/2005 4:53:55 PM EST
If you increase from say 65 to 105 or 120.   How much farther will it allow you to light up a target.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:23:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 5:57:45 PM EST
Thanks for the info.
I was testing the packedge I got from you today and it made me start thinking about something for a varmint rig.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 8:23:18 PM EST
You might want to think about a Turbo head if you want more range.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 3:26:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 4:51:09 AM EST
Okay really good answers.

My next question is subjective I know but any info is apreciated.

What is your opinion on the throw distance.

Between a G2 putting out 65 lumens and a surefire putting out 120 lumens with a turbo head" i dont know what model light this would require but i would want it to be weapons light"

I understand this would be perceived usability by the user but I know how far I can see with the g2 so I figure I can adjust the numbers accordingly"might get me close".

Thanks again
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:22:13 AM EST
The lumen is a measure of the amount of light flowing from a source - more thatn you want to know here:


In my experience, a 6v SF allows target ID out to 50 yds, a 9v out to almost a hundred, and a 9v turbohead close to 200 with an ACOG.  This assumes a target out in the open - trying to find a hidden or camoflaged target, somewhat less.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:56:46 AM EST
lumens to candelight power?
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:51:13 AM EST

lumens to candelight power?

No direct conversion.  Lumens is the measure of the amount of light in total, candlepower is the highest iluminance at one single point.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:04:13 AM EST


If you increase from say 65 to 105 or 120.   How much farther will it allow you to light up a target.

It will not double the range, though generally you can witness an approx. 20-30% increase in range with the P90 or P61 lamps over a P60.  The biggest differences with increased lumens are often the hotspot intensity & better, whiter flood.  Range often has to do more with the reflector format than the lumens rating.

I've found this to be right, as I have all of the lamps you mentioned.  I especially notice the slightly increased intensity of the main light area.  Seems like I get a bit more range with the p90 over the p60, but not as much as the difference is on paper.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 11:06:28 AM EST
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