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Lumen: The lumen is essentially the amount of light emitted from the point source. The amount originally came was measured in candlesticks. So, one lumen equalled the amount of light emitted from one candlestick. Lux: As you pointed out, lux refers to the intensity of the light which can be intensified by mirrors and direction or shortened by the lack ...


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Simply put, lumens is the total amount of light coming out of the flashlight, and lux is the measure of how much of that light is focused in one area. One lux equals one lumen per square metre. If light were paint, lumens would be equal to litres, and lux would be how thickly you apply the paint. If you're only covering a small area, then you can make your ...


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There are several features you could want or ignore in a head torch. So this answer is subjective. A good head torch should be bright of course with a good distance to it, you don't just want to be able to see a few feet in front of you. In other situations, you want a wide illuminated angle, so it would be nice to be able to toggle between this mode, and ...


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for me I look at Amount of lumens produced Several modes (battery saving to full on light everything up) Battery life Bulkyness (or lack of!) You can get good LED torches that have all of the above these days. Small, good output and good battery life.



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