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Can A 3W LED = 145 Lumens?
I was at my local Menard's picking up conduit hangers for a DIY flashlight-headlight setup and walked through the flashlight section. I was ready to get a Rayovac 1W Outdoorsman Extreme until I could get something better but my wife saw this 3W / 145 lumen light for $12.99. I figured I needed another light for the house even if the packaging turned out to be a lie so I got that one instead.
It did turn out to be a fairly bright, bluish light and had a nice combo of flood and spot. It worked well enough on an unlit street so that I could make out the both edges of the road but I think the moon played a role in that as well. I couldn't outrun it at 18 mph so it should work okay.
Anyway, are 145 lumens even possible on 2 AA with a 3W LED? It seems really far fetched.
I'm going to post a picture of the package in a minute....
Last edited by patrick07; 11-06-08 at 08:45 PM.