In short, there isn’t a good answer.
A laser company recently manufactured a flashlight that retails at $300. The light is said to be the brightest flashlight in the world, producing around 4,100 lumens. Legend even has it that the instrument has the ability to light fires and scramble eggs.
The light comes with more than its fair share of flaws. Firstly, because of its high light output, its custom battery only lasts for 15 minutes before it needs to be recharged. Additionally, the shaft of the light becomes so hot during use, the user’s manual recommends only holding the flashlight for a maximum of three minutes or it will become too hot to hold.
Quite frankly, I can’t imagine why anyone would waste their money on such an inefficient product. Especially when with the same amount of money you can buy multiple flashlights from Coast that are safer, more efficient, and operate at a similar level of high-performance.
Take the following three LED torches for example.
These lights, combined, retail for under $300. Each produces nearly 200 lumens, operates for at least 78 hours, and boast both Advanced and Speed focus systems. These lights are not only more practical but more efficient in just about every way.
Three for the price of one? Now that’s a purchase I can understand.
[pictured: LED Lenser 8417 P17]