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Old 27-01-2022, 09:29 AM
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Old 27-01-2022, 06:27 PM
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Aficionados of torches often mention the colour of the light, as being very important .

In this clip you can see a slightly more yellow light, up against the whiter light of the Sorfin sp 36.

I tend to agree with them - the yellower light gives better definition of colours etc.

The yellow light is like wearing polaroids to cut out the glare.

But if you arent running them side by side - its not such a big issue.

I kind of got fed up researching torches and just said I'm going to buy the next one someone recommends in the next article - so thats how I made my choice.

After diving deeper into the torch world - I may have purchased a yellower light with 4 batteries

But whats done, is done and Im still really happy with the light. If I hadnt kept researching after purchase, I would have been even more happy with it

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Old 28-01-2022, 10:04 PM
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Good onya Larry, thanks for that.
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Old 29-01-2022, 07:24 PM
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Good onya Larry, thanks for that.
No worries - here it is up against the my head torch which get 1000 lumens on turbo but usually runs at 400lumen.

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Old 29-01-2022, 10:06 PM
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Ill be able to give a review on their head torch in about a month when it arrives.

about 1/4 of the price of my LED lenser and alot more powerful

but it only has one battery and a non focus able beam - but it does have 2 bulbs - one for spot light and one for flood - and each of those can be dimmed and turbo-ed and can be used simultaneously or on their own

So that should cover alot of lighting bases. And I've ordered spare batteries if run time becomes an issue

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The Sofirn q8 "pro" model is the one I would have bought if I had kept researching -

4 batteries and 3000 more lumens for not much more cash - a bit heavier and bulkier than what I got

If you get one just make sure to click the "with batteries" option and make sure its the "Pro". Sofirns pro models always have a few more 1000 lumens than the standard

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But I'm quickly learning that for distance - a 500 lumen torch can out shine my 8000 lumen torch

theres 2 rating on torches - lumens and candela - and candela is the most important for lighting up stuff 100's of meters away.

it basically refers to how tightly your beam is focused - the tighter the beam the longer its throw, and the smaller amount of space it lights up

A laser pointer is an extreme example.

But to round out the collection, I'm getting a 1300m thrower. You can usually halve the distance a manufacturer states, for what you actually be able to see with the human eye.

The Convoy L21b was recommended a few times when I asked for budget torches -

The Noctigon K1 was also mentioned but its 3 times the price once you factor in batteries and charges. It does have a superior beam.

The Astrolux brand was also within my budget and got a fair few recommendations

But for around $70 delivered with battery and charger - the Convoy L21b was the sane choice for a tight arse
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But I'm quickly learning that for distance - a 500 lumen torch can out shine my 8000 lumen torch

theres 2 rating on torches - lumens and candela - and candela is the most important for lighting up stuff 100's of meters away.

it basically refers to how tightly your beam is focused - the tighter the beam the longer its throw, and the smaller amount of space it lights up

A laser pointer is an extreme example.

But to round out the collection, I'm getting a 1300m thrower. You can usually halve the distance a manufacturer states, for what you actually be able to see with the human eye.

The Convoy L21b was recommended a few times when I asked for budget torches -

The Noctigon K1 was also mentioned but its 3 times the price once you factor in batteries and charges. It does have a superior beam.

The Astrolux brand was also within my budget and got a fair few recommendations

But for around $70 delivered with battery and charger - the Convoy L21b was the sane choice for a tight arse
Hi Larry, what do you use the long distance torches for?
I'm going to the territory for a fishing trip on the Roper River and it involves big KM boat trips each day to get to the good fishing. Thinking a good torch for any night trips might be a good idea.
I've got an old school Halogen spotlight that I used to use for a bit of hunting back 30 years ago but I tried it on a boat on the Murray river one moonless night and it was totally useless.
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Hi Larry, what do you use the long distance torches for?
I'm going to the territory for a fishing trip on the Roper River and it involves big KM boat trips each day to get to the good fishing. Thinking a good torch for any night trips might be a good idea.
I've got an old school Halogen spotlight that I used to use for a bit of hunting back 30 years ago but I tried it on a boat on the Murray river one moonless night and it was totally useless.

Yeah torches have come a ridiculously long way since then - you would be able to out do the old spot light with something that fits in your pocket these days.

I remember buying a rechargeable spottie 20 years ago - the thing took 18 hours to charge and gave you light a bit brighter than a dolphin torch for 40 mins

I bought the long distance thrower, so you can check if that set of eyes 500m away is 2 foxes sitting next to each other, on top of a dirt mound, or a "Big Foot".

That happened last night and my new 8000 lumen torch will pick up eye shine no worries - but at that distance - you need a thrower to light it up and see the body

The convoy is supposed to be a "fattish" beam thrower - so you lose some distance but it still get around 1km in independent tests. Over double the distance my current 8000lumen light will light up clearly.

So in short - I use torches on evening nature walks - mostly in "close country" where a flooding thrower like the sofirn sp36 pro comes into its own - nice wide beam and pretty good for stuff up to a couple of hundred metres away - but if you are in open country and want to spot stuff a long way away - you need a dedicated thrower with a much tighter beam.

I dont spend alot of time in open country - So I just bought a single battery dedicated thrower, so it would be compact but still have the balls to find Big Foot - if I step out into an open marsh land and have long line of sight.

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The diy legs have been ground down so they are 100% easy to install - 85% of the time

And I’m just waiting on some button springs to lock them into place.

I havent ruled out the use of ground pegs that slide up inside of the legs for grassed areas
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