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Anyone used the new cob flashlights, and if so how do they compare with the led flashlights?
(04-27-2019, 10:09 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: [ -> ]Anyone used the new cob flashlights, and if so how do they compare with the led flashlights?

.........not yet, I'll keep my eyes open for one Idea

https://www.solarlightsmanufacturer.com/...d-smd-led/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUkXBYnugCQ
Well after a short research I have found these opinions:

To make sure we’re all on the same page: COB is not a brand name, it’s just a descriptive acronym.
COB LEDs are cheap. They don’t do anything better than traditional “Power LED” devices other than cost. 
They also typically offer an increased light emitting surface area per cost, which is different – not better or worse. 
In the case of flashlights, an increased light emitting surface area is not something we want. Since everything else about COB LEDs is the same or worse than Power LEDs, we stick with Power LEDs.


Typically the COB LEDs are meant for broad coverage - plenty of spill. Think light bulb. Because of the emitting area size they are nearly impossible to focus into a tight beam for typical flashlight use. On the other hand if a wide flood is what you want then these are an option.

What is good about COB is that they CAN provide better lm per watt than power leds. Like 147lm per watt for SDW07F1C.

My opinion, in conclusion, without spending more time on research, it appears that cob lighting floods an area, rather than a spotlight which picks out what is required to be illuminated.

And so, illumination of a nighttime camp would be better achieved with a cob flashlight, than a LED spotlight.

This looks a good one:
https://www.its.co.uk/pd/NB6434-Nebo-Sly...NB6434.htm
(04-29-2019, 11:57 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: [ -> ]And so, illumination of a nighttime camp would be better achieved with a cob flashlight, than a LED spotlight.

This looks a good one:

https://www.its.co.uk/pd/NB6434-Nebo-Sly...NB6434.htm

LEDs are very good to shoot by now days, but a broader beam is better for locating game  Smile

https://www.wolfeyes.com.au/wolf-eyes-se...-spotlight
(04-30-2019, 12:57 AM)Deerstalker Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-29-2019, 11:57 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: [ -> ]And so, illumination of a nighttime camp would be better achieved with a cob flashlight, than a LED spotlight.

This looks a good one:

https://www.its.co.uk/pd/NB6434-Nebo-Sly...NB6434.htm

LEDs are very good to shoot by now days, but a broader beam is better for locating game  Smile

https://www.wolfeyes.com.au/wolf-eyes-se...-spotlight
My uncles used to go hunting at night in the Yorkshire dales.
The animals would freeze when caught in a spotlight.
If the eyes were red they were rabbits and were shot.
If the eyes were yellow/brown they were sheep's eyes and were not shot.
I think that was the right colors, it could have been the other way around.

Tongue
(04-30-2019, 01:55 PM)Limey Pete Wrote: [ -> ]I think that was the right colors, it could have been the other way around.

   
With a good light & a good scope there's no need for guesswork Wink