Challenge: most ridiculous advertised lumens (current record 99.9 trillion lumens)

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Challenge: most ridiculous advertised lumens (current record 99.9 trillion lumens)

Let’s see what flashlights we can find with the most extreme advertising!

Rules:

  • Light has to be available for sale to general public or expected to be in the future (eg Kickstarter)
  • Post a screenshot of the light
  • Don’t post a link, in case people follow it accidentally
  • If you have a rough idea then post the actual lumens and how many times greater it’s advertised at
  • Other examples of ridiculous advertising are welcome: throw, water resistance, hardness, etc
  • No prizes for the winner aside from a sense of achievement
  • Have fun

I’ll start off:

Supposedly this is a 90,000 lumen light. I think these are about 200lm in reality, so this is a 450 times increase.

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According to ebay this light can be “selected” with the 1,000,000 lm brightness option at time of purchase.
The very cheap looking light has no indication of LED, brand or driver that might be inside, so I assume it will in the low hundreds on lumen.
Let’s assume a conservative 250 lm estimate and this sale would be a 4,000x increase.

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I love posting this image every now and then...

12000mah

I believe it's from a HKJ review.

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Robin Dobbie wrote:
Went looking for OP’s light armed solely with the knowledge that all you have to do to get more lumens is add moar zeros. Ask and y’all shall receive.

9,000,000 / 200 = 45,000x! I win. Until someone’s brave enough to type even moar zeros!

9 million lumens! This has to be the best one I have ever seen LOL

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Yokiamy wrote:
!{width:77%}https://i.imgur.com/jzP3zAv.jpg!

I see these adds on Pinterest a lot and the funny thing is you can see one person in the video holding the Imalent MS18, priceless!

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I present you this:

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Majoroverkill wrote:
9 million lumens! This has to be the best one I have ever seen LOL

And those are Murrrrcan lumens, too!

See the flag?

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Unloco wrote:
In Brasil millions of lumens (and hundreds of thousands of watts) are common…

https://www.lanternatatica.com/
https://www.americanas.com.br/busca/lanternas-taticas
https://www.shoptime.com.br/busca/lanternas-taticas

https://www.lanternatatica.com/lanterna-tatica-super-compacta-1208000-lu...

3.12 million lumens in a zoomie! What’s not to like?

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These are excellent!

I guess you need that 12,000mAh 18650 cell to get more than a second of runtime at 9 million lumens.

Keep ‘em coming.

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Yokiamy wrote:
I present you this:

!{width:66%}https://i.ibb.co/BCzj36H/5173488171205345187.jpg!

LOL LOL The only thing this is missing is the landing gear LOL Free with optical viewing sights LOL

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Lightbringer wrote:
Majoroverkill wrote:
9 million lumens! This has to be the best one I have ever seen LOL

And those are Murrrrcan lumens, too!

See the flag?

LOL LOL

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And people still get scammed buying the $700 100 000 lumens Imalent MS18 while they could have had the same output with a 19$ dollar flashlight… very sad

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After having seen the reviews of these items… it is shocking how little average consumers know about lumens, flashlights, or technology at all. Most of the reviews are positive! They really believe they had a deal here…. omg

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Yeah, if you’re only used to incandescent lights and lights on phones then these cheap zoomies are going to seem very impressive. I think they actually throw a couple of hundred meters when zoomed out (before the switch fails).

I just found a X800 clone on AliExpress for £3.50 ($4.50) with free shipping. I’ve just ordered it and will put it to the test when it arrives.

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Found one to beat 9 million lumens:

Here it is folks, the Eighty million lumen flashlight

This new LED technology is as bright as 800 Imalent MS18 flashlights combined.

(Actual lumens about 200, if you’re lucky, so 400,000 times increase)

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Eighty Million Lumens ?!?

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Eighty Million Lumens ?!?

!{width:66}https://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/great_scott_back_...!

LOL LOL Thumbs Up

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I present you this:

Plus, it regrows hair!

Well, at least your eyebrows…

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Robin Dobbie wrote:
dave1010 wrote:
Found one to beat 9 million lumens:

Here it is folks, the Eighty million lumen flashlight

Looking on Wish for blatantly over-stated specs?! That’s like stealing 10180-cell keychain lights from a baby.

Ok, if that’s how you wanna play.

99 million lumens! 495,000x

Unfortunately it’s sold out .
Don’t worry, the next batch will be 100 million lumens !!!? Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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This should be a really good one, 4 stars after 323 reviews.

A 999900000LM Zoomie…

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Hmmm, they couldn’t squeak out that 1 extra lumen, eh?

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Grumsel wrote:
This should be a really good one, 4 stars after 323 reviews.

A 999900000LM Zoomie…

Looks like the record has been broken by an order of magnitude or 2.

Over 999 million lumens!

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Ok, according to random person on the internet’s math there are 17.5 million trillion lumens that hit the earth from the sun.

(There’s many times more lumens that fly off into space, so the sun isn’t very efficient and could do with a reflector or TIR for better run time. There’s also no lumens at night.)

Compared to the world’s brightest flashlight (officially 999 million lumens according to this thread),
17.5 million trillion lumens from the sun is still 57 million times brighter!

Maybe in a few years LED technology advertising will advance and we’ll have flashlights brighter than the sun.

Edit: I wonder if these flashlights emit more lumens than the amount that hit the earth reflected off a full moon.

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Hilarious.

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reminds me of the moron lamp at hazard fraught tools.

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Yokiamy wrote:
I present you this:

Plus, it regrows hair!

Well, at least your eyebrows…

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Lightbringer wrote:
Hmmm, they couldn’t squeak out that 1 extra lumen, eh?

That would be a scam!
Smile

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dave1010 wrote:
These are excellent!

I guess you need that 12,000mAh 18650 cell to get more than a second of runtime at 9 million lumens.

Keep ‘em coming.


I’ve yet to find 12,000 mAh 18650’s, but I did find 10,000 mAh ones Smile

3.Use 8 high-quality 18650 cells

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Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, DQG Tiny III 18650 5/5
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I wonder how many lumens a space shuttle launch was. They were very bright at night.

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Robin Dobbie wrote:

Only one review. One star. Probably about the UI. Which one of you was it? Just because a light doesn’t come with Anduril doesn’t mean it’s bad. Sheesh.

Naquadah reactor sold separately Smile

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