“World’s brightest flashlight ever!” By WickedLasers

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“World’s brightest flashlight ever!” By WickedLasers

I don’t get… who are they trying to fool? I guess all those X900 military light buyers are gonna be super impressed by this. Lol
https://flashtorch.com/ft/250/
I mean, there are EDC size, single cell lights that can do the claimed 12k Lumens. Can you imagine the heat generated by a 250watt Halogen?

There’s no replacement for displacement.

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1.1 kg of pure halogen power. Also good tint. Thumbs Up

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Woah! Steve

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That tint looks sweet. But I can get good tint for less than 300 bucks. And if I want a 300$ lumen monster, I’m not gonna be worried about tint.

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48 lm/W from a Halogen lamp? Seems high, even not counting losses in the driver and optics.

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At least it has a good tint. 100CRI! Lol

There’s no replacement for displacement.

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Holy time machine Batman!

Both the 100 watt and 250 watt models need to be sent to 2008 where they belong.
Hotwires were fun so long as you knew exactly what you were doing but putting one in the hands of a novice is a lawsuit waiting to happen these days.

I’m curious as to what voltage the charger tops the 250 Watter’s battery pack at.
The 64657 likes to instaflash before 28.5 volts on a rested pack.
Found out the hard way back in my hotwire phase.
Still have a few for lighting bonfires and cigars.

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This light has been around for a decade, surprised you only heard about it now…
Even when it came out 12 years ago it wasn’t the world’s brightest flashlight.

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When I joined CPF in 2006, this light was a dream ! Not anymore, although it has the ultimate CRI

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Quote:
Expected Bulb Life: 100h

Battery Lifetime: 15 Minutes (High) 25 minutes (Med) 50 minutes (Low)

Oh.

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Who cares if it can burn paper. WHERE are the beam shots? I buy flashlights to illuminate the darkness, not to start fires!

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I know a guy who as a tradition uses it to start the BBQ at flashaholic meets.

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Agro wrote:
48 lm/W from a Halogen lamp? Seems high, even not counting losses in the driver and optics.

The claim is 12,000 lumens at 320W (at full charge), which would be 37.5 lm/W. Pushing the temperature up has a significant benefit for efficiency, and a huge detriment to bulb life, which they only advertise as 100 hours.

Osram specifies the performance as 9000 lumens at 250W. I’d expect Osram to report accurately, and that’s 36 lm/W. Rated bulb life is only 300 hours.

It presumably loses some output over time as the filament evaporates, increasing the resistance, and the tungsten redeposits on the glass darkening it.

You can get a hint of how efficiency scales with temperature from the ratings of household incandescents:

Standard incandescent A19: 800 lumens / 60 W at 2700K = 13.3 lm/W
Halogen replacement A19: 750 lumens / 43 W at 3000K = 17.5 lm/W

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Halogen lamps pull huge amounts of current at start up (when cold) and that decreases as they warm up to operating temperature. And they get really hot at 250 watts, hotter than LEDs even. 12k lumens though? I’d like to see it to believe it.
Basically this is a barely useable fun device for impressing people and melting holes in your clothes and maybe burning down your house.

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Enderman wrote:
This light has been around for a decade, surprised you only heard about it now… Even when it came out 12 years ago it wasn’t the world’s brightest flashlight.

Haha I remember when it came out and you are exactly right. There were plenty of HID’s that beat it.

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I still have my big Hotwire. It’s a 7 cell 26650 mag with a turbo head behind an Osram 64656 275 watt bulb at 24V.