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Toms Tips About Candlepower
By Tom Neale - Published September 07, 2006 - Viewed 658 times
Whenever I see a flashy box in a store containing a light with a huge candlepower rating alleged on the side of the box, I’m very skeptical that it’s a good light.
Think about it: 3 million candlepower? Exactly what are we talking about here?
A beam, to help you, must travel through dark and often cut through mist and illuminate an object far away, with minimum of distortion, such as a dark area in the middle of the beam.
This is very different from making a great rather indiscriminate glow in the dark.
There are relatively precise ways to accurately measure the effectiveness of a light’s beam in illuminating a surface at a given distance. Often these measurements are given as Lux or Lumens.
Like so many other things on a boat, a good light can save your life and/or your boat. Usually you get what you pay for. Don’t buy cheap unless you have reliable verifiable information that it really is, nevertheless, good.
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