The new CREE XM-L LED allows for much higher output than previous versions of LED emitters. Big lights with deep reflectors are great at concentrating all of that light into a tight beam to get maximum distance and illumination. A light that has a concentrated beam that goes the distance is called a “thrower.” We took 3 of the newest XM-L throwers and did a head to head comparison test to give you an idea of just how well these lights perform. All 3 of these lights are incredible performers, so no matter which torch you choose you will be confident that you are getting one of the brightest lights available today.