I am working as a night delivery driver and when its dark and/or rainy it's almost impossible to read many of the house numbers/names I am looking for.
I've heard of Maglite and in fact my friend has a large Maglite which is 680lm and very powerful but it cost him a fair bit and uses huge batteries.
I look on auction website and see ones boasting 900,000 lumen output! (for about £5 :D) I then google 'worlds most powerful flashlight' and it seems one made by 'Wicked Lasers' is considered one of the most powerful at 4,100 lumens. (https://www.wickedlasers.com/torch)
So why on auction site are they allowed to state 900,000 lumens. And how can i trust the output specs on any advert? (is there any other spec I should be checking)?
Really need it soon, and I need to be able to see stuff that is about 20-30 metres away in heavy rain at night.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
(Ps. I could put links showing the adverts boasting 900,000lm but didnt want to put their links anywhere in case they are a scam)
Additional Edit:- Well I have continued looking and the specs vary massively. This one I am thinking of buying boasts 20,000 lumens and 500m range. But it only takes 1x AAA battery ??!?!? - Surely this cannot be 20x more powerful than a top Maglite? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tactical-20000LM-L2-Zoomable-LED-Flashlight-Rechargeable-battery-Torch-with-BOX/322609536378?epid=16031184130&hash=item4b1d06dd7a:g:SwQAAOSwmcNdIJWc)
Conclusion: For what it's worth I decided not to buy a 'No-name' brand. And after finding this one at Toolstation: https://www.toolstation.com/ledlenser-tt-police-tactical-torch/p41307 I realised their pricing is actually very competitive. It is a few quid cheaper in Toolstation than the same torch is on Amazon or ebay. I can just go into the shop and buy it today :D
I am happy now, thanks again all you guys. PS. You have inspired me to begin learning electronics as a new hobby too