Light Output Versus Beam Distance Part 1 of 3



Light Output Versus Beam Distance Part 1 of 3

Judging from questions and comments we receive, the distinction between Light Output and Beam Distance is a source of some confusion.  It is important to understand that these two concepts – Light Output and Beam Distance – deal with quite distinct characteristics which, surprisingly to many people, don’t necessarily go hand in hand.  A flashlight can have a very high Light Output (measured in lumens), and yet have a very short Beam Distance (measured in meters).  And the opposite can also be true: A flashlight can have a very modest output in lumens and yet can be remarkably effective in lighting up an object very far away.
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