OK - boys and girls - RC went off the deep end and bought a Fenix TK41. This is an 800 lumen Cree XM-L -big reflector -big battery carrier (8xAA) monster.
I tried the beast twice now and realize that even if I only run 4 cells it feels like a ton on my bars.
So now I want all you Internet catalog addicts to refer me to what you think is the best of the best in the way of mid-sized lights that match these specifications.
Must be based on the new Cree XM-L emitter.
Must use 2x18650 protected cells or 2 to 4xAA cells.
Must have far superior "throw" to an MS900
Or pick any other flashlight over 500 lumen that has a barrel diameter of 25mm or less.
What would you get?