1). I predict the Osram HX Boost led will shake up this place pretty good. :sunglasses:
2). The LEP market will go basically nowhere except for narrow niche applications as its high relative cost vs HX Boost led low cost performance will overshadow its initial impact. The other Osram offerings will get overshadowed too. I mean why be called the new “throw king” when your own HX Boost will kick everyone else’s azz?
3). Enderman will break the HANDHELD led flash throw record. :student:
Watt are your predictions BLFers?
Let’s see if there’s a Flashstradamus amoung us. Hey that’s almost catchy.
Currently Polar Li is making his 100+Mcd searchlight handheld (albeit a bit big and heavy) so I’m looking forward to seeing the lux numbers from him, because that will definitely break the current 52Mcd record.
So yeah, it will definitely be hard to beat that, but we will have to see, 2019 will be an interesting year
On November 30th 2019, California will begin to register ALL flashlight sales. Flashlights produced after 2019 will be required to carry an engraved serial number, no more than a total of 1200 lumens allowed to be purchased by one individual per month, all flashlight sales will be limited to those over 21 years of age. No flashlight will be allowed to contain or produce a “Strobe” mode. Lanyards can be no larger than 6” and must be firmly attached to flashlight. All flashlight owners must pass a proficiency course every other year, the test will be written and will cost $37.00. Failure to comply with these new laws could result in incarceration, fine and or confiscation of your Flashlights. California again leads the nation in new “Tactical Flashlight” era.
In 2019 with the passage of California’s new law regarding ownership of flashlights, which was quickly followed by all 50 States, with regards to the usage of the phrase “Tactical Flashlights” marketers quickly realize that the word Tactical for a flashlight is rather ridiculous and changes it to ” Utilitarian Flashlight” were it is then countered with a new clause in the law that states,
Each light must be designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive.
This will cause great confusion being subjective and eventually leads to the banning of flashlight sales outright,
Then import taxes will be imposed on China, if not a possible ban of all electronics coming from China and a ban on all exports of electronics to China, and the only people who will have beautiful tactical lights with be those who were already master craftsman at BLF before all this junk went into effect and those skilled craftsman will sell their lights for extremely high prices to the severely addicted.
Certainly didn’t occur to me that I was bashing CA., and therefore I am sorry if I offended a Ca. resident,
I could have just as easily said Washington State but it just wouldn’t be the same and besides I was only following a previously posted Flashstradamus prediction.
Edit: I did say quickly followed by all 50 states, my disclaimer as to singling out any one nutty state from another.