Ever bought a light and been really disappointed that it didn't live up to the sellers description or makers specification? Me too. Quite a few times. So I decided to do something about it.
After testing more lights than i care to count, testing the best batteries to power them and comparing them to established brands normally costing 3 times as much, I have identified what I consider to be good value lights that will do an excellent job for a reasonable price. Information is standard for all lights giving lux readings at 1 metre (no vague candlepower numbers) and beam angles. All beam photos are taken at the same exposure with no enhancement.
I sell these lights on Ebay, user name: Big_f_d_d so I could be accused of bias. But my guarantee is: if I have made false claims or an item fails to meet expectations - send it straight back.
Batteries and chargers are tested by Sparky whose unbiased assessments have resulted in a number of chargers and batteries being consigned to the bin. Now I sleep much easier.
500 Lumen Torchy BK500
2200 Lumen Torchy BK2200
2500 Lumen Torchy Oriole 5x T6
Fluxient U2 Mini
Fluxient Rear Light/Laser
1300 Lumen Fluxient XM-L2
1900 Lumen Fluxient 4x XP-G2