PSA from Elzetta: Understanding Lumens & Tactical Flashlight Beam Patterns

    First it was “Candella,” now the hot marketing and technical race is for the most “Lumens.” So just what are lumens and why are they important (or in some cases, unimportant)? How do they relate to brightness and/or intensity? What about directivity and diffusion?

    Elzetta flashlights breaks it down “Barney-style” talking about how lumens is a measure of total light output and how that impacts your light selection.


    Class dismissed. 

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.