Any HID addicts here? Have those USA/ebay type 6" reflector 35W HID and also the ebay 50W/38W torch. Just purchased the new version 65W/45W HID, same form factor as the 50W/38W. Not sure if the battery can supply enough juice. But apprarently the 50W with so-called "12V 6600mAH" Li-ion can do just over 70 mins burn time, tried it twice already. Initially was more afraid of the burn time (ie batt capacity) than the throw capability or what. Actually it throws nearly as well as the 35W with 6" reflector, and has a larger hotspot. So its pretty good for the price....the 65W is just usd$138 shipped via EMS.
I always bring a flashlight or two whenever I go to a certain Indonesian town, always get blackouts but usually none too long nowadays.
What is the current throw monster / brightest stuff (actual lumens) for LED? Have they gotten past the thermal hurdle? (don't think so). Out of touch already....but I know great advances have been made these few years, nowadays they are testing LED streetlamps in Jurong East and some parts I think....so I think the emitters shd be really good nowadays going past 100 lm/W and high power?