This is a first look at my new 7 x Cree XM-L T6 LED Torch.
It’s painfully bright, the documentation quotes 10,000 lumens.. I can’t verify the numbers but I can say it’s VERY bright.. painfully if you happen to glance at it on full power.
It run’s from 4 x Li-ion batterys (18650) that take a fair time to charge via the supplied charger.. we’re talking maybe 10 hours a pair !
Colour quality and range is excellent. The light is very white and looking at surrounding colours they all appear pretty close to daylight colours.. blues, reds, yellows and greens are very clear and sharp so a broad spectrum light.
I bought mine through eBay for around £40 inc p&p, mains charger and batteries.
I love bright lights and this is by far my brightest to date.
The spec quotes 10,000 lumens from 7 x Cree emitters. I dont currently have a way of verifying the exact brightness but what I can say is it is EXTREMELY bright, in fact painfully bright if you inadvertently glance its way while on full beam.
It has three modes all of which are operated from a single button. Full brightness with the first press, roughly one third brightness on the second press and strobe by a l o n g press.
As reported by others, these torches, when on full power, generate a sizeable amount of heat. Be aware, this CAN cause problems if the are enclosed in say a pocket and the button accidentally pressed.. I had this very problem and the torch was too hot to hold. Luckily nothing was damaged but it could have been very dangerous if left next to something flammable or even a mobile phone.