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Old January 19, 2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Flashlight lumens???

So in the world of many lumens is condsidered bright???

this will be a hand held tac style personal light..not the big camping style light that has a lens as big as some car lights
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Old January 19, 2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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For blinding someone at short distances, 60-65 lumens is considered the minimum. With 100-200 or so, you get a pretty long throw for checking your surroundings outdoors or lighting up half a room. I'm not an expert, but I have 2 Surefires and one Digilight as well as some $2 utility lights and an old plastic 2D battery.
A 2 or 3 battery Surefire or Streamlight would be a decent choice.
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Old January 20, 2007, 09:01 AM   #3
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I did some research and read quite a few articles on the use of a tactical light and every author suggested a light with a lumen rating of 100 for SD use. I hope this helps.
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Old January 28, 2007, 07:36 PM   #4
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Just another option. Not a Surefire. Sure isn't as expensive.
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