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Acebeam EC50 Gen III 3850lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XHP70.2 LED
3850 lm output
26500 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Acebeam EC50 Gen III (EC50GENIII) released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP70.2 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3850 lm output, 26500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 326 m.

The EC50 Gen III flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The EC50 Gen III's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. The flashlight uses rechargeable batteries. You can recharge them with a USB cable connected to a power source.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Acebeam EC50 Gen III, then tell us.

Acebeam EC50 Gen III (EC50GENIII) specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameEC50 Gen III
TypeEC50GENIII
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1381 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Acebeam flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Body

Weight120 g
Length132 mm
Body diameter30 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 120 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for EC50 Gen III flashlight. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

System

EmitterCree XHP70.2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The OP reflector is a specific type of reflector, it is commonly used in flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Performance

Flux3850 lm
Intensity26500 cd
Throw326 m
CD/LM factor6.88

The EC50 Gen III flashlight has 3850 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The EC50 Gen III flashlight has 26500 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. The EC50 Gen III is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Acebeam EC50 Gen III flashlight is powered by 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. It works with a USB power source. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage.

The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster

The package includes a holster. It is designed to protectively store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Acebeam EC50 Gen III flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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