Beamshots on SuperFonarik.ru (Part 15+16, Thrower and Tactical lights. Updated.)


We are proud to present a new sequence of test photos at 100m distance, shoot recently in Moscow.

Due to that long distance, we shoot mainly far-throwing lights, but we'll do our best to include smaller models as well.

Beamshots were shoot in two parts:

  • July 2014г.
  • August 2014г. Newer photos, added on August 12, are framed orange.

All the photos were taken from the same single point, and the camera settings were set to:

Distance from camera to wall: exactly 100m., paper signs are set at 10, 20 and 50m from flashlight. Focal Length - 24mm, crop: 1, exposure 4 seconds, aperture F4, ISO 400, white balance on all photos - Daylight (5500K).


Thumbnails are clickable. It's useful to open some pictures you want to directly compare in different browser tabs, and use Ctrl+Tab / Shift+Ctrl+Tab to switch them.

You can also download the archive containing all the photos to view them offline:

Flashlight list (updated, new models are marked orange):


  • Various other flashlights:

  • EagleTac Flashlights

    Personal and EDC EagleTacs

    EagleTac D25C Clicky

    EagleTac D25C Clicky Ti XM-L2

    EagleTac D25C Clicky XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac D25A Clicky

    EagleTac D25A Clicky XM-L2

    EagleTac D25LC2 Clicky

    EagleTac D25LC2 Clicky XM-L2

    EagleTac P100A2 UV

    EagleTac P100A2 UV

    EagleTac Tactical:

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII XM-L2

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII XM-L2 (Neutral White)

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII XM-L2 (Diffuser)

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII XM-L2 (Blue filter)

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII XM-L2 (Green filter)

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII XM-L2 (Red filter)

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII XM-L2 (Yellow filter)

    We also tested two new accessories for G25C2 MKII developed in our lab: 3D-printed diffuser(opensource and free to use) and Hunter's Blend, that is screwed on filter's thread. 3D-printed diffuser seemed to be pretty useless, but the Hunter's blend, which removes good part of the spill, eliminating near-field plants and trees reflection, is awesome. We'll put this in production soon.

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII XM-L2 (3D-Diffuser)

    EagleTac G25C2 MKII XM-L2 (Hunter's Blend)

    EagleTac T200C2

    EagleTac T200C2 XM-L2

    EagleTac T200C2 XM-L2 (Neutral White)

    EagleTac S200C2

    EagleTac S200C2 XM-L2

    EagleTac S200C2 XM-L2 (Neutral White)

    EagleTac T25C2

    EagleTac T25C2 XM-L2

    EagleTac T25C2 XM-L2 (Neutral White)

    EagleTac T25C2 XM-L2 NW (Diffuser)

    We were impressed with the new T25C2 modules based on Nichia 219 High-CRI LEDs. Despite the less output and throw, than Neutral-White XM-L2, the Nichia LED renders colors really well. "Triple" with 3хNichia produces great deal of spill as well as pretty thrower beam. We think it's awesome for a handlight in forest. Just compare its light with XM-L2 NW with diffuser attached (see above) and notice the asphalt contours, border colours, and how natural are flowers in flowerbeds:

    EagleTac T25C2 Nichia 219

    EagleTac T25C2 3xNichia 219

    Ultraviolet LEDs with peak wavelength of 400nm, 395nm, and 365nm. Our Canon 5D MKII, just like the naked eye, can't directly see the deep UV, but it sees the fluorescence of the paper signs. Look at the violet parasite spill of more powerful 395nm LED, which reduces the visual contrast. It's present on 400nm as well, but 400nm LED brightness is way lower. This parasitic spill is completely absent in 365nm LED beam.

    It's spectacular that in 365nm light the signs paper fluoresce as bright, but flowerbeds white paint, which is not fluorescent at all, does not contribute to violet spill, improving the contrast.

    EagleTac T25C2 UV 400nm

    EagleTac T25C2 UV 395nm

    EagleTac T25C2 UV 365nm

    T-series Colour Filters attached to Neutral-White T25C2. These top-grade quality glass dichroic filters (EagleTac "Mirror" trademark) cause interesting effect in spill area: Due to multiple reflections in glass, you can see the bead of opposing spectre. It's best noticeable for blue filter, but all four exhibit the same. Is it noticeable in real-world use? Mostly no. Only in blue one and if you look really hard to notice it :)

    EagleTac T25C2 XM-L2 NW (Green Filter)

    EagleTac T25C2 XM-L2 NW (Red Filter)

    EagleTac T25C2 XM-L2 NW (Yellow Filter)

    EagleTac T25C2 XM-L2 NW (Blue Filter)

    Colour LEDs modules. For years we told our customers that Colour LEDs modules are way brighter and have much more throw than White LEDs with filters attached, and here we are to finally show it.

    So, dear Hunters: if you need the best possible colored light, it's a good idea to choose one of the XP-E Colour Modules. The T25C2 flashlight is extremely convenient in that you can buy many modules, and replace the complete Head Assembly" in field just in ten seconds.

    EagleTac T25C2 XP-E Green

    EagleTac T25C2 XP-E Red

    EagleTac T25C2 XP-E Blue

    EagleTac T20C2

    EagleTac T20C2 XM-L2

    Professional EagleTac models:

    EagleTac TX25C2

    EagleTac TX25C2 XM-L2

    EagleTac TX25C2 XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac GX25A3

    EagleTac GX25A3 XM-L2

    EagleTac GX25A3 XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac SX25A6

    EagleTac SX25A6 XM-L2

    EagleTac SX25A6 XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac SX25L3

    EagleTac SX25L3 XM-L2

    EagleTac SX25L3 XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac SX25L3 MT-G2

    EagleTac MX25L3

    EagleTac MX25L3 XM-L2

    EagleTac MX25L3 XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac MX25L3 MT-G2

    EagleTac MX25L3С

    Short small reflectors of M25L3C together with stainless steel bezel produce interesting reflection lightrings on the floor. Removing bezel helps eliminate them.

    Once again Nichia 219 LEDs are awesome in true colour representation.

    EagleTac MX25L3С 6xNichia 219

    EagleTac MX25L3С 6xNichia 219 (No Bezel))

    EagleTac MX25L3С 6xXP-G2

    EagleTac MX25L3С 6xXP-G2 (No Bezel)

    EagleTac MX25L4

    EagleTac MX25L4 SBT-70

    EagleTac MX25L4 SST-90

    Rechargeable EagleTac:

    EagleTac GX25L2

    EagleTac GX25L2 XM-L2

    EagleTac GX25L2 XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac GX25L2 XM-L2 (Diffuser)

    EagleTac GX25L2 XM-L2 (Blue Filter)

    EagleTac GX25L2 XM-L2 (Green Filter)

    EagleTac GX25L2 XM-L2 (Red Filter)

    EagleTac GX25L2 XM-L2 (Yellow Filter)

    EagleTac GX25L2 Turbo

    EagleTac GX25L2T XM-L2

    EagleTac GX25L2T XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac GX25L2T XM-L2 (Diffuser)

    EagleTac GX25L2T XM-L2 (Diffuser Fenix AOD-L)

    EagleTac GX25L2T XM-L2 (Blue Filter)

    EagleTac GX25L2T XM-L2 (Green Filter)

    EagleTac GX25L2T XM-L2 (Red Filter)

    EagleTac GX25L2T XM-L2 (Yellow Filter)

    EagleTac SX25L2

    EagleTac SX25L2 XM-L2

    EagleTac SX25L2 XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac SX25L2 Turbo

    EagleTac SX25L2T XM-L2

    EagleTac SX25L2T XM-L2 NW

    EagleTac MX25L2

    EagleTac MX25L2 SST-90

    EagleTac MX25L2 SST-90 (Diffuser)

    EagleTac MX25L2 SST-90 (Diffuser Fenix AOD-L)

    EagleTac MX25L2 SST-90 (Blue Filter)

    EagleTac MX25L2 SST-90 (Green Filter)

    EagleTac MX25L2 SST-90 (Red Filter)

    EagleTac MX25L2 SST-90 (Yellow Filter)

    EagleTac MX25L2 Turbo

    EagleTac MX25L2T SBT-70

    EagleTac MX25L2T SST-90

    Thrunite Flashlights

    Pocket and EDC Thrunites:

    Thrunite TN12 (2014)

    Thrunite TN12 2014 XM-L2 NW

    Thrunite T20 (sale)

    Thrunite T20

    Thrunite Ti

    Thrunite Ti

    Tactical Thrunite models:

    Thrunite Lynx

    Thrunite Lynx XM-L2

    Thrunite Lynx XM-L2 NW

    Thrunite Lynx XM-L2 (Diffuser)

    Thrunite TN11S (sale)

    Thrunite TN11S XM-L NW

    Powerful and Thrower Thrunite:

    Thrunite Catapult V5

    Thrunite Catapult V5 XM-L2

    Thrunite Catapult V5 XM-L2 (Diffuser)

    Thrunite Catapult V5 XM-L2 (Blue Filter)

    Thrunite Catapult V5 XM-L2 (Green Filter)

    Thrunite Catapult V5 XM-L2 (Red Filter)

    Thrunite Catapult V5 XM-L2 (Yellow Filter)

    Thrunite Catapult V3 XM-L

    Thrunite TN35

    Thrunite TN35 MT-G2

    Thrunite TN32

    Thrunite TN32 XM-L2

    Thrunite TN32 XM-L2 NW

    Thrunite TN30 (sale)

    Thrunite TN30 XM-L

    Thrunite TN31 (sale)

    Thrunite TN31 XM-L NW

    Fenix Flashlights

    Fenix Bike Lamps:

    Fenix BT-10

    Fenix BT-10 XP-G R4 NW

    Fenix BT-20

    Fenix BT-20 XM-L NW

    Fenix Headlamps:

    Fenix HP15

    Fenix HP15

    Fenix HP15 (Diffuser)

    Fenix HP25

    Fenix HP25 (Far)

    Fenix HP25 (Near)

    Fenix HP25 (Near+Far)

    Fenix HP30

    Fenix HP30 (Burst)

    Fenix HP30 (Max)

    Fenix HP30 (Max with Diffuser)

    Fenix HL22

    Fenix HL22

    Fenix HL30

    Fenix HL30

    Fenix HP01

    Fenix HP01

    Fenix HP05

    Fenix HP05

    EDC Fenix:

    Fenix PD32 UE

    Fenix PD32 Ultimate Edition XM-L NW

    Fenix PD35

    Fenix PD35 XM-L2

    Fenix UC40 UE

    Fenix UC40 Ultimate Edition XM-L2

    Fenix UC50

    Fenix UC50 XM-L2

    Fenix LD41

    Fenix LD41 XM-L2

    Tactical Fenix:

    Fenix TK09

    Fenix TK09 XP-G2 R5

    Fenix TK22 SE

    Fenix TK22 Military Green SE XM-L2 NW

    Fenix RC15

    Fenix RC15 XM-L U2

    Fenix TK15

    Fenix TK15 XP-G S2

    Thrower and Powerful Fenix flashlights:

    Fenix TK51

    Fenix TK51 (дальний)

    Fenix TK51 (ближний)

    Fenix TK51 (дальний+ближний)

    Fenix TK76

    Fenix TK76 (Far

    Fenix TK76 (Middle)

    Fenix TK76 (Near)

    Fenix TK76 (All LEDs alltogether)

    Fenix RC40

    Fenix RC40 4xXM-L

    Fenix TK75

    Fenix TK75 3xXM-L2

    Fenix TK61

    Fenix TK61 XM-L2

    Fenix TK35

    Fenix TK35 XM-L2

    Fenix TK35 UE

    Fenix TK35 Ultimate Edition MT-G2

    Polarion

    Night Reaper CSWL

    Night Reaper Systems CSWL

    Polarion PH50 / PF50

    Polarion PH50

    Polarion PH50 (Diffuser)

    Polarion PH50 (Titanium Protection filter)

    Polarion PH50 (Blue Filter)

    Polarion PH50 (Green Filter)

    Polarion PH50 (Red Filter)

    Polarion PH50 (Yellow Filter)

    Polarion PH50 (UV Filter)

    The Polarion PH50 flashlight is out of fair competition again. It may seem, that central hotspot brightness is virtually the same for Polarion and powerful LED thrower like Fenix RC40 or EagleTac MX25L2T SBT-70. But it's wrong. Let's investigate what happens on close-up views:

    Open the pictures in Photoshop and use the Eyedropper tool to compare brightness in the middle:

    Fenix RC40:

    We can see that central beam of RC40 is very bright, but bricks still can be clearly seen.


    EagleTac MX25L2T SBT-70 (most thrower light in tests)

    EagleTac MX25L2T is much brighter: it does not allow us to distinguish individual bricks. But Eyedropper tool shows the luminance a little below 100%.


    Polarion PH50:

    And now the Polarion PH50 is totally out of camera dynamic range. Given the fact that we shoot in 12-bit RAW. The luminance in center is 100%, so out of the picture we can tell that PH50 is brighter, but how much is it brighter? We can't tell that. It may be just 20% brighter or 20 times brighter. To figure that out, we'll need to dramatically increase the distance.


    Other flashlights

    RedHeat Prometey

    Maglite Charger

    12-LED UV flashlight