This is a question that the Golight team is presented with on a daily basis and addresses with the following facts:
1) Candlepower is not a valid measurement for rating any type of light output or brightness. The “candlepower” term has been officially eliminated by all reputable lighting manufactures.
2) Peak Beam Intensity, which is rated in “CANDELA”, is now part of the official ANSI accredited “FL1 Standard” which measures the true intensity of a spotlight beam. The higher the “CANDELA” number…..The higher the spotlight beam intensity…..the higher the target illuminating capability……the farther the beam distance.
3) The average automobile halogen headlights on bright are rated at 100,000 CANDELA. Golight offers several spotlight models that range from 200,000 CANDELA up to 650,000 CANDELA.
4) To make sure CANDELA claims are accurate and validated figures, make sure they are presented with the official “FL1 Standard” icons as shown at the top of the article.
Down here in the Mississippi it is common that everyone drives a truck. During the weekends and sometimes during the week we are always going offroading. We are always putting all of our gear to the test and it is common and expected to have things break when your hitting 3 foot deep mud holes going 40 miles an hour, and because of the way we play, yes alot of stuff breaks. But there is one piece of equipment that we can count on 24-7, that is the GOLIGHT. Having a GOLIGHT is a must when you are playing hardcore. GOLIGHT doesn’t play around when it comes to getting the job done. we will go mud riding at night and if we lose something we have to depend on the GOLIGHT to find it. Besides the outstanding quality, durability, and shear toughness of the GOLIGHT, it just looks awesome on ! the top of a truck. we feel that trucks just look “naked” without a GOLIGHT on it. GOLIGHT is tough, precise, and hardcore.
Please take another look at these amazing entries to our “Tell Us How Golight Lit The Way For You” contest. This quarter we have 2 civilian winners as we didn’t have a military entrant. Keep those submissions coming; we love to hear from our loyal customers.
(For submitting the winning entry Trey received a complimentary 7951)
It’s below freezing, the ice and snow are starting to come down, and that storm front is almost here. The ducks have had a major push down from the north. The weather is perfect for some amazing duck hunting! The water level is low where I hunt; I have to have complete control and confidence in my boat, motor, and GOLIGHT. If it weren’t for this hands free, durable solution, there would be no safe way for me to travel this reservoir in the early morning hours before sunrise. This is the BEST and most hardcore light I have ever owned. It has lasted through 2 boats!!! You make an amazing product and I have made countless recommendations about GOLIGHT to all the guys that hunt with me.
Little Rock, AR
(For winning Scott received a complimentary 7951)
Golight Helps Prevent a Serious Injury
My name is Scott Dye and I run a outfitting company in the Texas Panhandle. Three years ago I purchased four Golights for my high rack trucks. The lights are mounted at the very top so we can use them in a 360 radius. The way we conduct our Feral Hog hunts on the ranches is by spreading miles and miles of corn on the ranch roads. We then return 3 or 4 hours later after dark to cruise the roads looking for big feral hogs out feeding for the clients. Well on this particular night we found a huge Boar feeding with about 15 other hogs in the road. We stopped the truck about a hundred yards out for the client to take the shot. I was sitting below him with the remote in my hand directing the light on the big hog feeding which would be very important in a few moments. The client steadies for the shot but just as he pulls the trigger the monster 335lb boar moved sharply to the left making the bullet placement not very good. The huge boar turned went straight away from us down the road and bedded tight under a group of cedar trees about 80 yards out. This is where the go light really helped. A wounded 335lb pig can be very dangerous at night. I took the client to the far right of the Cedar trees all the while using the remote for the light that was 60 yards back at the truck to give us light on the situation. When got about 20 yards for where we thought the big boar was bedded he burst from the small thicket straight at the client. The man fired twice and my self three times with a pistol. When the smoke cleared the huge boar laid 7 feet in front of the man that I was guiding. If we had not had that powerful go light going I don’t believe we would have been able to see him well enough for the shots. Thanks Golight we needed it. I have pics of the hog as well.
Scott M Dye redriverboars.com
Ft. Worth, TX
Since I have a golight, I have no problems with finding things at night. But before I had one, I needed one really badly, and this story is more about this time. I am volunteering with the CERT in my area, and after a trainings session the local Police asked us to help in a search of a missing person. We had with the Emergency Communications Group and the CERT about 20 people together that were searching for this missing person. I have some high powered flashlights I was using, but holding them out of your vehicle while driving down the road isn’t the smartest thing you can do, besides the costs of 3 Volt batteries. At this time, I would have wished that I had a golight, and we would have been able to cover more ground and found this person. He was found 2 days later in his truck about a ¼ mile of a road. I was able to get a golight some weeks ago, and used it already several times for night Geocaching, so when I have to use it in a search of a person, I will be ready to use it the right way.