- May 16, 2011
I'm sure this will come off an awful lot like the newbs who post "I need a 2w 445nm, no less, please tell what you've got. Willing to pay $XXX blah blah blah". But maybe you guys will indulge me
I've gone camping with my dad for the last... 25 perhaps years. We're sort of getting to the stage where we may not have a million camping trips left. Work/life/old age (for him) etc. We're not hard core campers, but really more of the "put our gadgets in a canoe and find somewhere to relax for 5 days in a tent" kind of campers.
Anyway, we're both gadget nerds (shocker right), and I'd really like to give him an absolutely nuts/crazy/bright flashlight for fathers day. I'm looking for some input. I've got a bunch of single and double 18650 P7s, R2s, R5s, etc, and they're all really bright. What I'm really looking for here (admitting this 100%) is the brightest most "awe inspiring / shock producing" flashlight I can find within the $150 range. I'd love to say that I cared about throw, etc, but being honest, we're not doing anything that really requires (or justifies) this. I just want the brightest I can find. I've been looking at the RL-2088 running an SST-50 (the one DTR made he infamous 2W 445 in). It's at the right price point for $110. Can I do better?
for $150, I would look into trustfire X6 which uses SST-90 and factory rated at 2300lm.
YouTube - Trustfire X6 SST-90 flashlight VS Olight SR50 beamshot compare