4100 Lumen Flashlight

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by IXLR8, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. IXLR8

    IXLR8 New Member

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    Currently being reviewed by The Guinness Book of World Records, The Torch is the world's brightest and most powerful flashlight. This flashlight is easily capable of melting plastic, lighting paper on fire within seconds, and if you want, frying an egg or a marshmallow on a stick! At 4100 lumens, The Torch is 100 lumens more powerful than The Polarion Helios, the former most powerful flashlight. Looking to buy a bright flashlight? This flashlight torch will not disappoint you.

    The Torch uses an incredible halogen light bulb rated at 100 Watts and runs on a custom built high voltage rechargeable battery. To keep the front lens from shattering due to the immense heat generated, The Torch flashlight is equipped with a specialized heat resistant glass lens and is encased in a durable, military grade aluminum case.

    Torch Flashlight
     
  2. silentghost

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    Battery life is 5 minutes..... Guess it depends on what you want to do with it...
     

  3. CHLChris

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    150 lumens is pretty good for clear-the-house flashlight action.

    4100? DUDE! That would count almost as a weapon, huh?
     
  4. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    What in the world would you use that for? :eek:
     
  5. IXLR8

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    "Set flashligh to Stun"...

    A cigarette lighter?

    Peel paint.

    Retinal scarring.

    You know, the usual uses for a flashlight.
     
  6. IXLR8

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    In 5 minutes you would be in the epicenter scorched earth event. It would be easy to follow someone who had one, just follow the charred path...
     
  7. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Anybody read Tom Clancy's Debt of Honor? Remember the directed light weapon the CIA operatives used?
     
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  10. IXLR8

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    I ordered one in June, and still have not received it. It has been shipped, but not cleared customs. Just be aware that there may be a long wait to get one...
     
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  12. cpttango30

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    WHY?

    it is just an over powered little flash light.
     
  13. ScottA

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    There have been many instances of people using handheld lasers to paint aircraft. It's a fairly significant problem in aviation. Many pilots have had their eyes injured by them. Flying at night your pupils are wide open then the cockpit lights up like a Christmas tree. Very bad mojo.

    Most of the instances are people just being stupid. Some have been malicious.

    As far as I know, no one crashed yet due to one. But several pilots have had their medical certificates suspended because of them. And that's just from the low power crap.

    The newer lasers like this, have the capability of blinding a flight crew, crashing an airplane, and never leaving any trace of what went wrong.
     
  14. SecPro

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    I have no idea what I'd do with it, but i want that lazer and flashlight. Probably get into lots of trouble.:D
     
  15. mrm14

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    When they sell that laser they offer a pair of protective glasses to keep users eyes somewhat safe. A direct shot to the eye even with the glasses is bad juju. 1 watt of 485nm or so lased light will permanently blind. It's not only the intensity but the frequency of the light that will get you.
     
  16. CHLChris

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    Not to hijack the thread, but of course there would be a record of the pilots' voices yelling, "Oh my eyes, what was that flash of light? I think I just got blinded by a laser!!!"

    And to get BOTH pilots? Highly unlikely. But I still agree that this is very dangerous stuff. I generally don't like the gov't, though, telling me what I can and cannot buy. I suppose explosives are an exception...

    Oh, and cheeseburgers. The gov't should limit burgers!
     
  17. IXLR8

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    When I saw that they were selling a 1 watt Class IV laser for $200.00, I knew that it would be banned in a very short time. Up until that time the strongest laser that they sold was 200mW, and it cost $2000.00. The cost kept it out of the hands of undesirables. It is too dangerous for untrained people to use. If you shine it in a room and a reflective surface shines the light back into your eye, even with laser glasses, you are blind.
    I will have one. I may demonstrate in a controlled environment for others, but the liability of handing it to someone is far too great. One mistake and you are blind, intentional or not.

    Now with that said, next year they are planning on selling a 100watt laser, for the same amount of money. I am sure the misuse of the 1 watt will doom the 100 watt even before it is marketed. Too bad because in the right hands they could be quite useful.

    After the initial sales pitch, they (Wicked Lasers) realized that a 1 watt laser is too dangerous. To make it safer, they ship it with a greatly diffused colminator lens. In addition there is now a complex power up sequence (an electronic combination lock) that prevents it from reaching full power. It only starts in a "practice mode" that is a low power, and not tightly focused. There are instructions on how to change the focus, and the power, but someone will not be able to pick one up and flip a switch and have a tightly focused 1 watt output.

    Is it dangerous? Probably. But the beam is visible, and will always point back to the source. I doubt anyone could use it dangerously and not get found, and the jail time would be significant. Any misuse would probably constitute a Felony.

    The one that I ordered has been at US Customs since 10/4. I am curious to see how many make it to their owners. Judging by the published serial numbers, 20,000 have been ordered. I predict an epidemic of blindness from the untrained use of these devices.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  18. vietboy1st

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    is that one better or Surefire hellfighter better ? God damn only $240. Surefire hellfight cost 5k hmm... Which one is better ?
    hmm i might get one. This is not safe to store it with battery in...:rolleyes: But it looks fun.