Your practical usages of high CRI flashlights?

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CRI is 1st factor I consider when buying EDC, second one is regulated output.
If not high CRI and crap driver I don’t bother.
Thrower is a different story, CRI is not cruicial.

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CRI is 1st factor I consider when buying EDC, second one is regulated output. If not high CRI and crap driver I don't bother. Thrower is a different story, CRI is not cruicial.

 

I agree 100% on EDC which is typically a small but powerful light and mainly used for short distances. With throwers, like a C8, they are not EDC and when used for seeing 200 meters downrange CRI is not a factor to me.

 

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Still in a perfect world everyone would probably prefer HIGH CRI in throwers too if there would be good candidates. Osram HIGH CRI warm white flats, please. Thumbs Up

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Still in a perfect world everyone would probably prefer HIGH CRI in throwers too if there would be good candidates. Osram HIGH CRI warm white flats, please. Thumbs Up

Maybe in other words, when life has got ya down, and yer bored with yer surroundings, CRI your eyes out. You’ll feel better in the morning. LOL Beer

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The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
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MoreLumens wrote:
Still in a perfect world everyone would probably prefer HIGH CRI in throwers too if there would be good candidates. Osram HIGH CRI warm white flats, please. Thumbs Up

Perfect world is a flashlight that puts out 300lm/W (no heat) at 95CRI in every colour temperature.
And solid state lithium batteries with capacities several times what we have now and last almost forever.

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Yeah, this is pretty disingenuous. I realize a flashlight maker initiated the discussion, but still. They COULD have engaged some meaningful chat about it, also CRI, TCR, and TM-30. But no… dropped bait, stepped back to the edge, and watched what would unfold.

I would have contributed, but the intention here bothers me.

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It’s weekend. This thread was made at Friday. Just saying.

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>As for high CRI flashlights, do you think how important it is?

 

Very important. I like to have the highest possible light quality at a given colour temperature. I'm willing to accept some trade-offs for efficiency but ideally I want my flashlight beam to be just light sunlight .. because that's the ultimate goal for a general use flashlight, right?

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The way this question read in my mind was “What are the practical uses of flavoring food”?

Someone saying they don’t see the point of High CRI lights is like someone saying they don’t see the point in flavoring food.

If all you ate was diarrhea and someone came along and gave you a solid turd and told you it was a steak…

Some of ya’ll are way too used to confusing turds for steaks Wink

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You know, I never understood CRI until I read this. Can’t thank you enough.

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Yeah i’m confused too—Is high CRI the turds or the steak..? Innocent

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I use my Emisar 2000K E21A lights around my house at night and for lights in my office, bathroom, etc. just need to swap batteries out frequently

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Hey, thanks for your kind comments! This is an info-collecting topic. We read these comments. And suggestions will also be collected to our engineers and factory, which will be helpful for our products’ improvement. Thanks again here.

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zoulas wrote:
@Lojik wrote:
The way this question read in my mind was “What are the practical uses of flavoring food”?

Someone saying they don’t see the point of High CRI lights is like someone saying they don’t see the point in flavoring food.

If all you ate was diarrhea and someone came along and gave you a solid turd and told you it was a steak…

Some of ya’ll are way too used to confusing turds for steaks Wink

This has been my Ted Talk, Thank you for coming.

You know, I never understood CRI until I read this. Can’t thank you enough.

I def didn’t understand it before also. Happy thats no longer the case and happy I was able to help someone else understand it too.

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kennybobby wrote:
Yeah i’m confused too—Is high CRI the turds or the steak..? Innocent

Well I guess that depends on you and what you’re used to consumin partna. Smile

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I bet I bought 20 6500K lights before finally giving warm lights a go. Now I never go above like 4000 at most

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xtarflashlight wrote:
Hey, thanks for your kind comments! This is an info-collecting topic. We read these comments. And suggestions will also be collected to our engineers and factory, which will be helpful for our products’ improvement. Thanks again here.
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xtarflashlight wrote:
Hey, thanks for your kind comments! This is an info-collecting topic. We read these comments. And suggestions will also be collected to our engineers and factory, which will be helpful for our products’ improvement. Thanks again here.

This is good to know but how about a thread where you ask questions, we tell you what we value and you answer with what makes sense or doesn’t make sense for Xtar.

From CRI to max outputs to UI to temperature regulation to battery types and more we can give you lots of useful information but by replying to us you will get better answers and better ideas.

We have many suggestions and would be happy to explain them Smile

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Bort wrote:
xtarflashlight wrote:
Hey, thanks for your kind comments! This is an info-collecting topic. We read these comments. And suggestions will also be collected to our engineers and factory, which will be helpful for our products’ improvement. Thanks again here.

This is good to know but how about a thread where you ask questions, we tell you what we value and you answer with what makes sense or doesn’t make sense for Xtar.

From CRI to max outputs to UI to temperature regulation to battery types and more we can give you lots of useful information but by replying to us you will get better answers and better ideas.

We have many suggestions and would be happy to explain them Smile


That’s precisely what I was thinking.

Given the relatively cheap cost of individual emitters, I’m thinking that one could make a multi-emitter light that features two different kinds of emitters to select from. Such as high CRI and low CRI. Considering the amazing advances achieved in CNC machining, imagine a quad TIR, with an emitter board featuring 8 emitters, and a rotating collar accessible from the head exterior. You rotate one direction to a fixed stop position and one bank of emitters is lined up with the TIR. Rotate in the opposite direction to a fixed stop position where the alternative bank of emitters is lined up with the TIR. You can then have a UI that activates either bank, or both simultaneously. The emitters in line with the TIR project normally, while the emitters askew from the TIR acts as a “mule”, similar to what we’ve seen available from Emisar.

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