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gunaccessories.com has a shotgun tac light that has 6000 candles for $183 or so, and brownells has a similar product with a similar price with 30 000 candels, whats with that?
 

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I am just guessing here, and I am sure someone more knowledgeable in this area will clock in shortly, but as I understand it the lights work like this: There is a housing that holds batteries and then you put a bulb on. The bulb determines the candle power of the light. It also determine the duration of the batteries. The surefire lights usually have optional bulbs, one will last for an hour or more and be regular bright, the other bulb is like sitting in a microwave on the surface of the sun, but then it lasts about 15 minutes. It is possible that the units are the same but the bulbs are different. Good shooting.
Jake
 
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