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Imalent MS03 flashlight review: The brightest pocket flashlight in the world?

This is quite exciting. I got my hands on Imalent’s new MS03 flashlight: this light pumps out 13,000 lumens from a single cell, making it the brightest pocket-sized flashlight in existence. Read on to see what it’s like in real life. Purchasing You can buy the light from ImalentStore.com. It’s currently $129.95. Quick review This […]

Sofirn SP40 headlamp review

The Sofrin SP40 is a great entry level headlamp that has the quality of lights twice its price. It’s a great all rounder, coming with USB charging, an included cell, head strap and even an extra body tube for shorter cells.

Sofirn SC31b flashlight review

Sofirn have produced a great budget light in the SC31b. The simple user interface, USB charging, included cell and pocket clip make this a great flashlight for all and easy to recommend to others.

Manker MC12 flashlight review

The Manker MC12 is a pocket thrower flashlight that reaches 650m. This is a great light if you want to light things up a long way away but also want something that’s not so heavy that it always gets left at home.

Why Flashlights?

You may have noticed that this blog seems to focus on flashlights (or “torches” in the UK). They’re simple things compared to most technology but their elemental nature makes them almost entrancing.

In search of the best pocket thrower flashlight

I started looking for the best pocketable flashlight that throws its beam a long way. This article documents the rabbit hole I ended up in. In it I’ve compared lights from EagTac, Lumintop, Acebeam and Emisar.

Converting Candela to Throw

Multiply the candela by 4, then square root it to get the throw in meters.

Or square the throw in meters then divide by 4 to get the candela.

All posts

  • Imalent MS03 flashlight review: The brightest pocket flashlight in the world?
    This is quite exciting. I got my hands on Imalent’s new MS03 flashlight: this light pumps out 13,000 lumens from a single cell, making it the brightest pocket-sized flashlight in existence. Read on to see what it’s like in real life. Purchasing You can buy the light from ImalentStore.com. It’s currently $129.95. Quick review This […]
  • Sofirn SP40 headlamp review
    The Sofrin SP40 is a great entry level headlamp that has the quality of lights twice its price. It’s a great all rounder, coming with USB charging, an included cell, head strap and even an extra body tube for shorter cells.
  • Sofirn SC31b flashlight review
    Sofirn have produced a great budget light in the SC31b. The simple user interface, USB charging, included cell and pocket clip make this a great flashlight for all and easy to recommend to others.
  • Manker MC12 flashlight review
    The Manker MC12 is a pocket thrower flashlight that reaches 650m. This is a great light if you want to light things up a long way away but also want something that’s not so heavy that it always gets left at home.
  • Why Flashlights?
    You may have noticed that this blog seems to focus on flashlights (or “torches” in the UK). They’re simple things compared to most technology but their elemental nature makes them almost entrancing.
  • Manker MC12 intro and exploring an abandoned WW2 building
    Here’s a quick preview of the Manker MC12 flashlight, with 650m throw, exploring an abandoned WW2 building. You can read the full Manker MC12 review here.
  • In search of the best pocket thrower flashlight
    I started looking for the best pocketable flashlight that throws its beam a long way. This article documents the rabbit hole I ended up in. In it I’ve compared lights from EagTac, Lumintop, Acebeam and Emisar.
  • Converting Candela to Throw
    Multiply the candela by 4, then square root it to get the throw in meters. Or square the throw in meters then divide by 4 to get the candela.
  • Nightwatch NSX3 (NS53A version) Flashlight Review
    The Nightwatch NS53A is a single 21700 cell hot rod flashlight that puts out 9900lm. This is one of the brightest lights for its size and is ridiculous.

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