- Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries
- Massive power
- Pocket sized (1.2" x 5.5")
- Looks awesome
- You can't just go buy one in a store
- Will impress your friends
- Custom made, by me
The black light is a "high powered" dive light that uses 6 C cell batteries.
The green light is a production light from Icon. It's a LED powerd by 2 AA batteries. This light is typical of "super bright LED lights" you will find in retail stores.
The three lights on the right are my prototype custom built lights. They use a single lithium ion rechargable battery. Each one has the same LED but different types of optics, which accounts for the different shape beams in the following photos.
Beam shots are after the jump so "read more!"
|2D Maglite (36 lumens)|
Ikelite 6C dive light (~ 200 lumens)
Icon Rogue (100 lumens)
Custom MCE Boom (500 lumens)
In practice, this light does not have a long effective range (or "throw" as it's known in the industry) but you can see it doesn't have any trouble illuminating the two white posts 130 feet away. This is the reflector and LED that will be used in my first run of production lights.
Custom MCE TIR (550 lumens)
The TIR optic has good flood, but more of the light is placed in the center of the beam compared to the boom. This gives better "throw" than the Boom reflector but less side spill.
MCE Aspheric (300 lumens)
This lens has much more throw that the Boom reflector, but that means it's not that effective for "up close" illumination. It excels at medium distance though. If there is enough interest in this optic, I'll also be offering production lights of this variant.
Well, there you have it! I'd love some comments (in general) but specifically regarding if this comparison is an effective demonstration of the power of my custom lights. Is it persuasive in a "case closed" kind of way or do you need more?