Hc68 has no warmer high cri floodlight, hm70r does have.
I have the hm60r(little brother of hm70r) and it has 2 mode high cri flood.
The acebeam H60 is also an intersting headlamp, it has very good flood light and warmer high cri >98
I don’t actually own the Panda 4.0, but my Panda 2M CRI has been my favorite 18650 headlamp for years. The Panda 4.0 is a little less expensive than the others you listed, but it doesn’t include a battery, and it’s not in stock. I don’t need much throw in a headlamp, so that’s why the 2M works for me.
Hmm. I wonder if it’s even possible to order from them right now.
I went with Fenix HM70R, good modes spacing and quality build. I just hope, it won’t be too heavy. Didn’t like the CRI flood mode at 380 lm or 2 lm on the H60. Btw, YLP - I wouldn’t go there, not anytime soon for sure.
The hm70r has 400 lumen aux led and the hm60r has 350 lumen.Both have excactly the same lens, so I think they have almost the same beam and output.I compared my hm60r with the H60.The H60 is the floodiest, I think it’s almost 180° where the hm60r is more like 120°,but the aux of the hm60r throws much further