I just ordered a P7 based on the many recommendations here.
But it seems that the Cree might be a little better? I saw this comparison thread for example. And this one (more technical). Seems to indicate that the P7 puts out more light, but the Cree has a better pattern? One poster in the thread above, however, indicates that the P7 is better for use in flashlights and that the Cree is more for fixed lighting. I definitely don't understand the reasons why, though.
Anyone else done this comparison? And please let me know if there's already a thread on this topic that I somehow missed.
EDIT: Some of the reviews for this DX Cree light (16501) indicate that it's better than the P7. Did I make a mistake in getting the P7 instead of the Cree???