Originally Posted by noelex 77
20 mins is not typical of the good quality units.
Duration of light is not an indication of quality but rather lumens produced and capacity of the battery
. Even though the Big Bruiser is made from billet and has massive heat sinks, at 3000 lumens it becomes too hot for comfort after 20 minutes. The lithium battery
is 3.6 ahr @ 3.7 volts which is 13.3 whr. That would run a 800 lumen light for over 2 hours.
When you need a lot of flood from a handheld pocketable flashlight, I don't know of any other light that offers up 3000 lumens.
If you need long duration light for camping or power outages, these are good choices. The OP did ask for recommendations for a handheld light.
The Coleman will give over 30 hours at 580 lumens and uses a pot for variable output.
You get that run time from (8) 10 ahr nickel metal D cells 12.5 whr.
The one on the left comes with a solar
panel for the lithium battery.
The lithium battery is the small green package plus it can use (3) D cells.
But I drifted this topic, sorry OP. Bottom line is LED is the way to go for any application of portable light.