Fog beam shots - XM-L's vs XP-E and XP-G

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Chicken Drumstick
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Fog beam shots - XM-L's vs XP-E and XP-G

We’ve got lots of thick fog here tonight, the perfect opportunity to get some beam profiles Big Smile

Here’s some nice examples showing how much of a wider beam an XM-L produces, but also why XM-L’s are currently not king of my thrower selection.

This is my 3D MagLite that’s running a ‘The Torch Site’ 200 lumen XP-G R5 drop in and a DX aspheric lens. It is my current “throw” champ.

The other light is a Crelant V9CS running an XM-L U2 and 2xRCR’s. It doesn’t throw quite as far but does offer up a lot more light overall and usable spill which the aspheric doesn’t.

In this one there’s a physical size different in the flashlights. On the left is my massive 6D MagLite running a ‘The Torch Site’ 180 lumen XP-E drop in. The other light is my Small Sun ZY-T13 running an XM-L T6.

The Small Sun actually has quite a bit bigger diameter sized head compared to the MagLite, but lacks the ability to focus the beam like the Mag can. Evidently this gives the Mag a huge advantage in the throw stakes and while pumping out a lot less lumens (180 LED vs 600+) it still manages to pip the Small Sun in outright throw.

More shots to follow Trustfire Z8 vs sk68, XR-E vs XM-L in a P60 sized reflector.

Edited by: Chicken Drumstick on 12/12/2012 - 05:53
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I dunno. Aspherics really change the game. I’m liking the throw I’m seeing.

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Nice pics, thanks for posting!

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Updated.

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I was tempted to take some last night from my house but instead I closed the door and stayed warm.

I was going “oooh” at the pretty beam pattern from the TN31 – a nice laser like beam of white and then a lighter cone in the air. I was swooshing it around like a right silly so and so!

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Heres my effort at doing a light sabre Smile