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Acebeam H15 v2.0 2800lm headlamp review: Pros and Cons

1 x Cree XHP70.2 LED, 1 x unspecified Red LED
2800 lm output
12100 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Acebeam H15 v2.0 headlamp released in 2023. It uses 1 x Cree XHP70.2 LED, 1 x unspecified Red LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 2800 lm output, 12100 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 220 m.

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Acebeam H15 v2.0 / H15V2

The H15 v2.0 headlamp is designed to provide hands-free light. It lets the user to have both hands free for other tasks while having a focused light source. This light has 6 modes of lighting. The lack of mode memory means you need to adjust the flashlight's settings each time you turn it on. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Acebeam H15 v2.0 specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameH15 v2.0
TypeH15V2
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 317 user votes.
Launch2023
Formheadlamp

This headlamp lets you aim the beam where you need it. It gives better sight and cuts the risk of accidents or mistakes.

Acebeam H15 v2.0 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight50 g
Length112 mm
Body diameter20.8 mm
Head diameter24 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The H15 v2.0 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the H15 v2.0 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The H15 v2.0 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Acebeam H15 v2.0 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter1 x Cree XHP70.2 LED, 1 x unspecified Red LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic front

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 designers of the H15 v2.0 incorporated an orange peel reflector to enhance the beam. It does this by diffusing the light from the light source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2800 lm
Intensity12100 cd
Throw220 m
CD/LM factor4.32

With 2800 lm, the H15 v2.0 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The H15 v2.0 flashlight has 12100 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes6 modes
Mode memoryno
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 H15 v2.0 flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes
Specialsred light
white light

The Acebeam H15 v2.0 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The H15 v2.0 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

This flashlight has an impressive impact resistance rating of 1 m. It is built to endure accidental drops or impacts. This flashlight has a magnetic base. It lets it easily stick to metal surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery with USB Type-C
2 x spare o-rings
clip
headband

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your H15 v2.0. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. 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 H15 v2.0 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Acebeam flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • unspecified LED
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs

Photos

Acebeam H15 v2.0 / H15V2 photo 1.
Acebeam H15 v2.0 / H15V2 photo 2.
Acebeam H15 v2.0 / H15V2 photo 3.
Acebeam H15 v2.0 / H15V2

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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