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World's most powerful flashlight!

Bonum commune communitatis.

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“The flashlight is also capable of lighting up an entire football field at night.”

That’s cute. Blushing

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Only 500K lumens.
A BLF guru could do better i’m sure.

Or better yet buy that billion lumen flashlight from Aliexpress!

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Imalent and Acebeam will try to hire him Big Smile

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Imalent and Acebeam will try to hire him Big Smile

And everyone around here would like to see some white wall shots, asking about high cri options and copper body.

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The text states that the most powerful commercial flashlight Imalent MS18 emits 18K lumen, while it actually emits 100K lumen (which is even measured confirmed by users while their 500K lumen is an estimate). Sellotape 5 of them together and you have a more compact 500K lumen flashlight than what they made.

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djozz wrote:
The text states that the most powerful commercial flashlight Imalent MS18 emits 18K lumen, while it actually emits 100K lumen (which is even measured confirmed by users while their 500K lumen is an estimate). Sellotape 5 of them together and you have a more compact 500K lumen flashlight than what they made.

See what i mean, we could defeat them.
Though i notice they don’t mention what single battery they are using or what the runtime is.

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djozz wrote:
The text states that the most powerful commercial flashlight Imalent MS18 emits 18K lumen, while it actually emits 100K lumen (which is even measured confirmed by users while their 500K lumen is an estimate). Sellotape 5 of them together and you have a more compact 500K lumen flashlight than what they made.

Pretty sure they mean it has 18 LEDs instead of 300 LEDs.

The text is a bit confusing though, “relative radiometer speed – or explosion in this case” seems like a poor way to measure output.

This space for let.

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Pfffft. My tactical military 3×AAA zoomie can do 990,000lm easy.

It even says “POLICE” on the side, so it can’t be a lie.

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That is not a Flashlight in a practical sense. Facepalm

Try carrying that for a 3 or 4 mile hike!You could carry it for about 2 minutes and you would be knocking people down on the trail! LOL

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Try carrying that for a 3 or 4 mile hike!You could carry it for about 2 minutes and you would be knocking people down on the trail! LOL

That could be a side benefit Big Smile

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Cochise334ever wrote:
That is not a Flashlight in a practical sense. Facepalm

Try carrying that for a 3 or 4 mile hike!You could carry it for about 2 minutes and you would be knocking people down on the trail! LOL


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LOL… And don’t forget the 7 second runtime ! .. LOL
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Ref video @ 8:25.
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That’s certainly quite weak.

Give me the budget, and I’m sure I’ll break the record quite quickly.

Heck, I could likely do it with high CRI LEDs as well.

Of course, I would also need plenty of Samsung 30Ts, and some hypothetical 4th gen BeCu springs to power that sucker.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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Does it come with a 18350 tube option?

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No lanyard?

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Lightbringer wrote:
Pfffft. My tactical military 3×AAA zoomie can do 990,000lm easy.

It even says “POLICE” on the side, so it can’t be a lie.


Don’t forget…it’s so bright that the military want to ban it.
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Does it come with a pouch ?

Perfect bed side table flashlight and to guide you down the hall to the toilet in the middle of the night ..

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Is anyone here interested in actually breaking that world record?
I bet a few good members working together could pull it off.

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Bort wrote:
Is anyone here interested in actually breaking that world record? I bet a few good members working together could pull it off.

I bet that it was a bit expensive getting all that stuff to make it work Cash
Just for the leds they probably spent around 2000€,
Add drivers and the rest and…ya know Facepalm

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Bort wrote:
Is anyone here interested in actually breaking that world record? I bet a few good members working together could pull it off.

I bet that it was a bit expensive getting all that stuff to make it work Cash
Just for the leds they probably spent around 2000€,
Add drivers and the rest and…ya know Facepalm


How many BLFers have spent more than this on their collections?
A few bucks at a time but still, if you have a hundred lights or more then you have probably spent more than this costs. Several members have stated they have more than 100 lights on another thread.

But of course money can be pooled. A Patreon could raise the funds if necessary.

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300 xhp70.2 @ about $8-9 for a bare emitter is around $2700 minus shipping, the heatsink would also be really expensive for that aluminum (u less you could source ot for free/cheap). The power source would be expensive depending on what you used (probably some lipo packs in series/parallel) and the driver would be a custom job. The cheap way would be use some server power supplies as the cc/cv source and wire in a potentiometer or something for variable brightness, or develop some kind of MOSFET based driver and use PWM. That’s a lot of custom stuff, and a lot of time and $$. If a guy or gal were less ambitious, buy several MS18s, pull out the guts, and stick them together in a custom host on a heatsink and figure out some kind of switching to regulate the drivers simultaneously. Wishful thinking perhaps?

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Funny, but I just posted this today…

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/78432

Where there are 8 Luxeon LEDs on one board, with a bulk converter switching down 120VAC to whatever voltage is needed.

Imagine those are in series for better efficiency and no need to match individual voltages (to prevent current-hogging), but the principle is sound.

The same can be adapted to big honkin’ strings of emitters.

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I’m returning mine as although it’s bright it has next mode memory and strobe is in the main mode group.

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Good one Dave! Big Smile

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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This is the only flashlight NOT made in China I have seen for a very long while (excluding the Maglites and Streamlights; I do have one 3D Maglite, and one 4AA Stremlight, both made in the USA).