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View Full Discussion Good deal on this light, which truly is an impressive performer.
The only other light I’d consider in this price range is Vinh Nguyen’s modified TN42vn. Full disclosure up front, you would give up a small amount of throw making this switch - approximately 800Kcd for the Spec 2 version of the TN42vn vs. 1.1Mcd for the BLF GT. But honesty, I doubt your eye could tell the difference if you weren’t comparing the two side by side.
If you can live with that one minor trade off, then you can enjoy the TN42vn’s slightly greater output (2250 lumens), much nicer color temperature (5000K vs 6500K) and vastly improved form factor, as it’s much smaller than the BLF GT. Just a suggestion.
Does it really matter for that small price difference? You probably won't be able to notice that slight lumen increase. As for the throw distance, unless you're looking for something large, that won't really matter either. I have a Nitecore TM36 which doesn't have anywhere close to that beam intensity, lumen output, or beam distance and it's more than enough. The SBT-70 is also a better LED IMHO. Square beams suck.
The GT isn't 6500K. It's alot warmer than that. I think it's in the 4500K range.
I would agree that differences in performance at that level would be tough to distinguish unless you were using them side by side. There is, however, a significant difference in form factor, particularly when the BLF GT is loaded with eight cells.