United States --(Ammoland.com)- Dear Flashlight Manufacturers,
I don’t know if you have gotten the memo or not, but the Lumen war is over. You won! Its now fully within the realm of reality to buy a flashlight that can melt the paint off of a car for well under $100. Give it a rest already.
We kinda aren’t really impressed anymore. Sure its a fun trick to melt your hunting buddy’s face off while you are all sitting around the camp fire but its honestly a one-trick-pony that is starting to get worn thin.
What do I want now as a consumer in a flashlight?
Two words: run time. Do with run time what you did with the Lumen war. Dazzle me with a flashlight that can run for darn near eternity on a single set of CR123 batteries. Sure $5 for a new set of batteries is not going to break the bank, but I’m a cheapskate… and I hate, repeat hate having to ration my flashlight usage.
So if you flashlight manufacturers really want those R&D dollars to drive sales for you, then go after run time. Lumen value does nothing for me anymore. Its bright enough already. Give it a rest. Now go out and build us all something that we can leave on 24/7 and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Eric at the Gunmart Blog
Eric at the Gunmart Blog – Eric is a gun blogger, firearms enthusiast, and sorry excuse for a hunter. He is also an AmmoLand Shoting Sports News Columnist. Leave him some comments on this article before you go. You can also follow Eric on Facebook, Twitter and at his blog, Gunmart. Visit: GunmartBlog.com