Yeah, that wasn’t good planning on my part. In my defense, I didn’t really have a particular use in mind. I saw in a catalog something about a 1 million candlepower mini-light. When I googled for it, I came to a forum devoted to flashlights, where an ostensibly informed poster said that you may be able to see the bulb from a mile away, but it won’t illuminate anything usefully.
My newly piqued curiosity was not satiated by a search of that forum’s archives, and google kept returning stuff that had a lot of info which I couldn’t repackage usefully in my mind.
So I was left wondering: What flashlight lights stuff up more brightly than all the rest? I was thinking of general purpose flashlights, but I left it open so that stuff I didn’t anticipate wouldn’t be categorically eliminated.
When the green laser pointer lights stuff miles away, does that mean that it puts a dot on them, or does the beam spread enough to illuminate objects?