January 10, 2011
Like the `title\' says! We\'ve been Olight owners for several years and based upon the past experiences with Olight products we decided that we would give the SR91 a try. We have been recently having problems with coyotes, raccoons, and badgers around our farm and have been only partially lucky at being able to actually catch them `in the act\'. Even with a weapon mounted Olight M30 we have had problems with them running away or hiding on us. It was even worse if we tried using the a truck spotlight, or lights if we fired up both trucks. However, since we purchased the SR91, in just the last month or so we have been able to get out, light them up, and eliminate the problem. Not only does the extra `reach\' of the SR91 help us more easily track them further out but, we have discovered that the strobe function of the SR91 tends to almost completely stop them in their tracks providing enough time to drop them quickly and humanely.
In the case of raccoons and badgers both hitting them with the bright light and then switching to strobe *really* `pins them down and, so far, we haven\'t had one that tried to charge us like in past encounters.
Oh, BTW, did I mention that this is one heck of a bright light!? Makes our truck spotlights almost look like wimpy 2 D-cell flashlights! While it is possible for one of the spotlights to make a 3\' stopsign flicker and flash when sweeping across it from over ¼ mile away the SR91 lights it up solidly enough that it looks like there is a vehicle with it\'s Hi beams on that is driving up to it and is about 100-150yds away from it. I would strongly caution *NOT* trying to look directly into the light unless you are at least 250 - 300 yards away! (I know because my hired hand decided to light me up one night when I was driving up our lane and was only 100-150 yards away! Ouch!)
Doleo ergo sum,
I *did* say that this is on heck of bright light, didn\'t I? Ahura Mazda, himself, would be proud of how it brings light into darkness!