Not entirely true.
but like holding a car headlight when you need to find your tent from a field away. LED's just can't do this.
A 5 watt batwing LED from lumileds with a lens to refine the beam into a spot will throw a beam over a huge distance.
cavers using a single 5 watt LED have found it too powerful as the scatterback hurts their eyes :shock:
they are also much more efficient, these and future generations of LEDs will replace incandecant bulbs in the next few years.
Success is not measured by what you have, but by what you can do without.