When night comes, your vision will be troubled, and you will need light to brighten your vision. OLIGHT flashlight can meet your lighting needs. After you determine the need for a flashlight, it is a difficult problem to select the flashlight output according to the occasion.So in this article, let us discuss how many lumens a flashlight needs to meet people's visual needs on different occasions!
(Please note: the following description is only my personal subjective judgment.)
What is the output lumen of the flashlight?
·Lumen (symbol: lm ) is the derived unit of the international system of luminous flux, used to represent the total amount of visible light emitted by the light source in a unit of time. Unlike radiant flux, which considers the flux of all electromagnetic waves, luminous flux reflects the different sensitivity of the human eye to light of different wavelengths, and its magnitude is affected by the weight of the luminosity function. (Source: Wikipedia) ·So, Lumen is the light output measured from a flashlight. So obviously more lumens means more light output. Generally speaking, the lumen output can be seen on the outer packaging of the product. If you are detecting at night, you will choose a higher lumen output to help you see the actual situation better. And if you only need to illuminate in a small space, too high lumen output will hurt people's eyes: for example, in a camping tent. You will tend to choose an output with a smaller lumen value. ·But in fact, there are actually many factors that affect your choice of a flashlight, such as a Candela, Max Throw, running time, battery, price, which are factors that should be considered. I am only listing one factor here-the lumen output.
≤150LM： Sleep night lights, Tent lights, Night reading lights, Atmosphere creating lights
150~500LM: Basic household and outdoor activities, EDC
500~1300LM: Walking and running at night, Camping, Outdoor activities, Maintenance, Fishing
1300-3000LM: Outdoor Sports, Hiking, Hunting, Outdoor Adventure, Caving, Tactical Tasks
3000LM+:Hunting, Law Enforcement, Military, Search And Rescue.
Max Runtime：48 hours
A 360-degree light source that includes a red light (1 lumen) to preserve night vision or give signals and a dimmable white light (15, 50, 150 lumens) for general purpose use
H: 3.91in/99.35mm, Base Diameter: 2.06in/52.2mm, 8.43oz/239g (Including Battery)
Max Runtime：40 hours
By pressing the soft rubber-coated button, you can select from 8 light modes for camping, hiking, night work, emergency.
The Obulb MCs come with the latest smart technology.
H:1.89in/48mm, Body Diameter: 2.13in/54mm, Weight：2.12oz/60g (Including Battery)
Max Runtime：16 hours
Super easy carry: Barely know it is there with its lightweight and slender form factor. The dual direction pocket clip makes the I3T even more convenient for carrying in a pocket or attaching to a hat or strap.
L: 3.5in/89mm, Head Diameter: 0.59in/15mm, Body Diameter: 0.59in/15mm, Weight：1.4oz/39g
Max Runtime：37 hours
Includes a two-way pocket clip with a 1.5mm lanyard hole to easily carry around your wrist, in the pocket, on a backpack strap, or on your hat brim.
L: 3.76in/95.4mm, Head Diameter: 0.7in/17.8mm, Body Diameter: 0.7in/17.8mm, Weight: Black / OD Green: 2.12oz/60g (Battery Included) CU: 2.93oz/83g (Battery Included)
Max Output: 1000LM
Max Runtime: 30 hours
MAX Throw: 140M
Flood+spot light, floodlight, eye-caring red light, and SOS, providing 10 different settings in total. The memory function allows quick access to the previously used setting (not applicable to SOS)...
L: 2.4in/61mm, W: 1.22in/31mm, H: 0.96in/24.5mm, Weight: 4.62oz/131g（(Including battery pack and headband)）
L:2.96in/75.18mm, W:1.32in/33.52m, H: 1.21in/30.78mm, Weight: 4.62oz/131g
Max Runtime：20 Days
The battery life of the Baton 3 lasts up to 20 days. With the premium edition, the battery life can reach 94 days with the wireless charging case charging the Baton 3 up to 3.7 time
Length: 2.48in/63mm, Head Diameter:0.83in/21, Body Diameter: 0.83in/21mm, Weight: 1.87oz/53g (including pocket clip and battery)
Max Runtime：39 Minutes
The Baldr Mini is an ultra-compact white light and green laser sight combo, integrating the compatibility of the PL-Mini 2 and the accuracy of the Baldr Pro.
Length: 2.24in/57mm, Width:1.29in/32.8mm, Height: 1.41in/35.8mm, Weight: 3.07oz/87g (including battery)
Max Runtime：12 Days
Visualized Indicators: 4-level battery and brightness level indicators around the side switch which can be read at a single glance.
Length:10.20in/259mm, Head Diameter:2.48in/63mm, Body Diameter:1.02in/26mm, Weight：14.92oz/423g (Including Battery Pack)
Built-in thermal and proximity sensors to protect against overheating or obstruction.
Length: 5.20in/132mm, Head Diameter: 1.38in/35mm, Body Diameter: 1.10in/28mm, Weight：7.06oz/200g (Including Battery)
Max Runtime：59 hours
Silicone surface for a solid grip; hidden lanyard hole for portability; indicators to reveal brightness level, battery level, and charging status.
Length: 5.51in/140mm, Head Diameter: 3.11in/79mm, Body Diameter: 2.09in/53mm, Weight：26.5oz/750g (Including Batteries)