Lumens

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by DodgerBlue, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    I'm not a light on the gun guy. But I do want a light.

    My question is what is the minimum Lumens a person would want to use for personal defense/combat light? 40,75,115, 144, higher?

    Im asking for minimum. I know to much is never enough. At what number within a personal space distance or a bit further is enough to blind a person allowing you get the advantage or see almost perfect in pitch dark?
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    60 lumens is what I would say. That would blind someone at 10 yards or less which is the distance of most attacks.
     

  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Dodger,

    If you are going to get a good light the ones with the new strobe feature will disorient a person after dark and are even more effective than the continuous beam to buy time.
    Go check some of the different lights out before you buy! I like a lot of lumen's. Has more effect than one with less. Plays havoc with the Eye Pupil!!!
    There are a lot of good lights out there. Good lights are not cheap but they will last for years if you take care of them. One light I still have is a rechargeable Streamlight I purchased in 1986. Has a wall charger and a Car charger. The Model is "Stinger" still working. I also have some Surefire lights also.

    Surefire
    Streamlight
    Blackhawk
    And Others

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  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I prefer 100 lumen minimum. My surefire g2 with Cree LED is pushing about 140 lumen. Definitely blinds out to 20 yards, and will illuminate a target at 100 yards.
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I stumbled across a brand called solarforce whenever i was looking for a light to mount on my M4. They come with an LED bulb assembly called the R2. They claim it puts out 300 lumen, i dont know if that is wat it really is but they are SUPER bright and i would not disagree with the claim.i am very happy with mine and would refer it to anyone.u have no problem seeing at a distance and it has a really good spread. They take 2 lithium 123A batteries and they make a L2M model which is shorter and takes 1 battery, but still claim 300 lumen when using the R2 bulb. They arent expensive either,like $30
     
  6. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    I have chosen my Flashlight. The surefire G3.

    I looked at quit a bit. I didn't want to use any AA or AAA batteries. So that eliminated a bunch. I only wanted to use Lithium 123A. This model happens to use 3 123A's.

    It comes with two bulbs. 120 Lumens and a 200 Lumens.

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  7. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    Ok I order it last nite at around 9pm, shipped this morning, and will be here tomorrow via FedEx. Not bad for 10.00s&h price was 62+10=72 total with almost no wait. Ill post some when it gets here.