Alright...I guess it's time I got some detailed photos of the lights up. I'll do some side-by-side beamshots tonight in the yard with MTBR's night-photo-standard Aperture / Shutter settings so you can see the practical value of each.
First off, the MTE SSC P7 flashlight pic's. It's marketed as a "900lm" flashlight, but it's not putting out 900lm. 500-600 most likely. Runs off 1x 18650 drop-in battery.
It's a pretty small flashlight...smaller than I had anticipated fer sher!
Second...obviously the Magicshine. This thing is the PIMP. It's got more flood AND throw than the MTE. It's using the same LED, but it's got a little larger reflector and lamp head. It also runs on a 4x 18650 battery pack.
Finally...the little lipstick light. UltraFire Cree MS-C Q5. Shown here next to a standard sized AA battery for size reference...it's friggin small, B!! (doesn't fit a AA) It's only 230lm, but it's got a pretty tight spot with enough spill to give you a bit of peripheral. It runs on 1x 3v lithium // 1x CR123 // 1x RCR123a The RCR is the "hottest" battery for the light and gives it visibly around 30-40% brighter beam than the standard 3v lithium that you can buy in the camera section at WalMart.
They all have a clicky button on back:
The MS has an LED behind it to let you know what your remaining battery life is. (grn/ylw/rd)
The MTE is standard black.
The little Cree has a glow-in-the-dark button.
They are all 5-mode lights with Hi / Med / Low / Strobe / SOS
Battery shots with the AA thrown in there for size reference: (RCR123a / AA / 18650 / 4x 18650 pack)
MS charger plugs into the pack, but this little gem for charging the flashlight LiIons was only $8 and does a plethora of LiIon cells. A plethora? Yes a plethora. What exactly is a plethora, ElGuapo?