You have to choose flashlight with a cold, warm or neutral LED, what you choose?

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You have to choose flashlight with a cold, warm or neutral LED, what you choose?
Cold
11% (19 votes)
Warm (4000-4300K) - and below
25% (42 votes)
Neutral (4500-5000K)
62% (104 votes)
Does not matter
2% (3 votes)
Total votes: 168
Edited by: zieloczek100 on 10/27/2017 - 20:20
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i’m neutral in this matter

Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.
I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.

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zelee wrote:
i’m neutral in this matter

Heheh, most are so it seems. Big Smile
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zelee wrote:
i’m neutral in this matter

Haha, nice one. Thumbs Up

+1 btw. Deffinetly neutral.

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I wrote with FiTorch , which diode is better:
I say neutral
FiTorch: cold

If there are too many warm / neutral voices, they may do neutral P26R;)
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56986

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Sigh… I am a little angry at the fact that most of FL manufacturers use CW diodes – ‘ for a few lumens more’ in the statistic. Especially in throwers, but also counts for other lights. Cold are good only for blinding others, for illuminating, especially forest/grass, warm is much better.
In thrower.. What point is in having 1xxx meter range thrower when a little fog means all I can see is the beam and can’t see illuminated object?… (ok, maybe for showing off the beam on photos Smile )

Voting for warm white high CRI ones – 4000L Nichias 219c are my fav (call me a fanboy Smile ).

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I added: Does not matter

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I don’t even consider 4000-4300K warm. I consider it “warm neutral”. That’s what I picked, though.

I don’t think light is “warm” until at least 3500K or so. Consider that household lights marketed as “warm white” are 2700K-3000K.

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I have a couple of lights that I really like apart from the cold tints. The cold tints really kill me. I won’t buy another light with a cold tint.

Neutral is nice but I really like the 5A tint on my BLF A6 (If this counts as warm)

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SoCalTiger wrote:
I don’t even consider 4000-4300K warm. I consider it “warm neutral”. That’s what I picked, though.

I don’t think light is “warm” until at least 3500K or so. Consider that household lights marketed as “warm white” are 2700K-3000K.


Ditto. For me, a 4C tint (4300K-4500K) is perfectly neutral, so much so that if it’s the only light in the room, it’ll be pure white in my eyes.

For it to be warm warm white, it’s gotta be around 7A.

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Switzerland all the way

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Warm for me!  :-)

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4000 ~ 4300K is more on the low Neutral tint scale. (where 4500 ~ 5000K is the higher neutral tints. Warm White has always been known as the natural candle flame to incandescent tints, usually from 2700K to 3500K range. For flooder flashlights i prefer neutral tints from 4000K to 4500K range, for long range dedicated throwers then i prefer from the 5000K to 6500K range, and for lanterns and area lighting i prefer the warmer tints in the 3000K to 3500K range.

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3000K. I’ve tried 3500K, not warm enough.

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I prefer 8000K, I’ve tried 6500k, not cool enough.

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I also want as cool as possible for taking beamshots.

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Gotta have a cool LED if you wanna be a cool kid Smile

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If I had to pick just one? Warm at 3000K, 80+ CRI.

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Love 4000k, it’s really close to the sunlight.
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5000k, perfect!

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Isn’t warm white below 3700K according to cree ?

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CW in snowy winter will hurt your eyes a lot… NW will look good and actually let me see things despite it’s “darker”….

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yuhsin91123 wrote:
CW in snowy winter will hurt your eyes a lot… NW will look good and actually let me see things despite it’s “darker”….

FTFY Innocent

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In a flashlight I prefer 5000K, but what’s even more important is high CRI (>90).

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I also love 5000K;)
Is there any LED 5000K and CRI90 +?

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zieloczek100 wrote:
I also love 5000K;) Is there any LED 5000K and CRI90 +?

Nichia 219B and 219C, which you can find in lights like Emisar D4 and Astrolux MF-01.

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Neutral White – Nichia 219CT 90CRI, 5000K Thumbs Up

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4000K, which i consider to be Neutral.

Looking for:

5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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JamesB wrote:
Isn’t warm white below 3700K according to cree ?

I would agree with that.

Looking for:

5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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I’ve found. (With MY old eyes)
That Neutral 4000 to 5500, is better for looking AT things within sensible and closer radii.

Long Distance. “spot” type range\ usage.(5600 to 7000)
I find the white seems to give me sharper definition t’ween items in the beam
Easier for me to define them..

3 to 4000 is nah. to me.
But there again. Good days. Bad days. they vary.

That S-R5 I find the most comfortable lamp to hold in hand in over 60 yrs of holding the things.
Side sw in leiu of tail. with a short zoom.
It’d be perfect.

How about a modder sorting out one.
With XP-L-hi, and 7135 × 6 or 8 driver. Running it on mid or Hi. It wouldn’t get hot? with enough power in beam for normal work
and a Turbo for longer shots. with good battery life.

Possible??. Wife will buy for anniversary for me.
or are there others of that config.
With hand comfort to match?.

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My Option is missing Sad
I’d chose the one with the highest CRI value Big Smile

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