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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
Such a great idea, wonder why the manufacturers don't do it.
They have a very narrow beam of light by nature, but they also advertize and price there LEDs based on brightness. I imagine the brightness reads brighter on a meter when it has a narrow beam because more of the light hits the meter sensor. One of the reasons they have so many "cold" lights, as they will rate as brighter on a meter. It is part of the numbers game they play.