By request, here are a couple of beamshots showing what a handheld HID flashlight can do. The first beamshot is a relatively common light, a Fenix L1D-CE (original, not new Q5 version) on turbo mode with a fresh Energizer lithium battery. The second is a Wolf-Eyes Boxer 123X, an HID flashlight that runs on 4 CR123 batteries. Both pictures were taken with the camera on a tripod, with a two second exposure at F3.5. The lights were shone at roughly the same spot in some trees about 50′ up in the air in my backyard. The Fenix did not really have a chance, it was just there to show how bright and floody the Boxer is in comparison.
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