This is what happens when you let engineers ask “What if”. The question was if they could build an LED light that could project 15,000 lumens. The answer – yes!
The Maelstrom Xm18 by FourSevens is a LED light with three settings – 600, 3,000 and 15,000 lumens. There is even a strobe feature for emergency or dancing.
The XM18 is battery driven. 26 – 18650 cells with fan cooling and aluminum heat sink. The light can get so hot that if it turned on during transport the case would melt. That is why FourSevens set up a two-point on switch.
The FourSevens XM18 Maelstrom costs $2,399. Other flashlights start at $23.99 (www.foursevens.com)