I’m new to this and I see Cree XPG, XML Q5 T6
It’s getting a bit much and I wish there were a site where it would break it all down for me.
I’m looking to pick up a few of these lights to gift for Xmas and would like to get the best bang for the buck on these.
I did see one of them with 9W CREE XML T6 and it did look much brigther than the rest. Is that the best one for these? I also noticed slightly different sizes on these lights. anywhere from 92mm to 115mm in length.
I am new to this as well. If by best you mean brightest, then yes, among the ones you listed the XML T6 has the potential to be the brigthest. There are other factors that influence the brightness. For example, the current that the led is being driven at. I found this particular page on flashlightwiki Brightness Bins - Flashlight Wiki to be very useful.
I have no idea which clones will have the best quality.
Was told these are sub-par, as in a dime a dozen and just the big brother of the Sipik SK68 (the bic lighters of Cree flashlights)...and that going Convoy is the next best thing but not focusable...next purchase will be