I received my BLT fantom XR9 today (brought as it was on sale at chain reaction cycles for £25 where as wiggle have it for £35! Was tempted a while back but since it was on sale thought why not get it to see what its like. This comparison will be against my 1/2 watt smart light that so many of us have to provide a decent reference point. The BLT only has a 1 watt LED unlike the smart which has the main LED and then the two auxially ones. So this will be interesting to see how the light is spread. Anyhow here are some comparison beam shots of the two. Distance from light to wall is ~2.5 meters. I lowered the iso to 50 to make it as realistic as i could in regards to intensity of the beam and how much of the room it actually lit up, so this is as realistic as i could make it. Picture 1 - The 1/2 watt smart Picture 2 - The BLT 1 watt Picture 3 - Comparison shot, the 1/2 watt smart on the LHS and BLT on the RHS. As you can see the 1 watt of the BLT is waaaay brighter than the 1/2 watt smart. I know it about twice the price but i am not dissapointed with the output. The spread of light is well rounded although from 90 degrees to the main beam there is not as much light compared to the 1/2 watt. For those who thought the smart light was bright, check the BLT out! Its one step closer to the 3 watt dinotte but still at a fraction of the cost! A very good light from BLT! The mounting system also looks pretty rugged and sturdy and can even be mounted to helmets.