Gear Elzetta’s Dave Barnett on Lumens, Beam Pattern and Brightness Recoil Staff February 23, 2015 Join the Conversation Elzetta Design LLC CEO Dave Barnett recently appeared in the first of what eventually became a very informative series of vlogs (they're up to #9 now). In this first video he clears up some misconceptions about lumens (vs. candela) and discusses beam pattern. While beam pattern is obviously important to many tasks that require a light, it can literally be life-changing in an offensive/defensive fighting application. If you have 5 minutes, give it a watch. Pretty informative, regardless of your preferred brand of flashlight, especially the image comparisons and the water hose analogy. “Lumens are a measurement of the total light output of a flashlight. They are not a measurement of brightness. You'll hear people use that term mistakenly, they'll say things like ‘Oh 900 lumens, it's too bright…' Well that's a categorical error, it's really nonsense…something like saying 900 amps is too much voltage.” Images from Elzetta social media; photos by Zero7One Find Elzetta Design online here: http://www.elzetta.com/ On Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Elzetta On Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Elzetta On Instagram here: #Elzetta https://instagram.com/ELZETTA/ Or, subscribe to their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ElzettaDesign Explore RECOILweb:RECOILtv Training Tuneups: Deploying a Folding KnifeMonday Morning EDC: Metro Trains and MeetingsAction movies channeling Harryhausen? Small Business Saturday: A Fisher Knives NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.