Acebeam H17 Nichia 1500lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Acebeam H17 Nichia (H17N) released in 2020. It uses 3 x Nichia 219C LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 1500 lm output, 6252 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 158 m.
The H17 Nichia headlamp is designed to provide hands-free illumination, allowing the user to have both hands available for other tasks while having a focused light source. It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.
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Acebeam H17 Nichia (H17N) specifications
This headlamp is designed to emit light in the direction you are looking. This feature allows you to focus the beam precisely where you need it, providing better visibility and reducing the risk of accidents or mistakes.
|Body diameter||24 mm|
|Head diameter||24.3 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 43.8 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The length of a flashlight can also impact its balance and weight distribution. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue. Aluminium body of H17 Nichia is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.
HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. The H17 Nichia flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||3 x Nichia 219C LEDs|
|Color temperature||4000 K|
The emitter of H17 Nichia manufactured by Nichia, a Japanese LED manufacturer. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. A TIR lens works on the principle of total internal reflection. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area. The H17 Nichia utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.
With 1500 lm, the H17 Nichia flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. With 6252 cd, the H17 Nichia flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances.
The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.
A flashlight with a higher CRI can provide better color accuracy when examining objects or distinguishing between different colors in low-light or nighttime situations. This can be beneficial in certain tasks or activities where color discrimination is important, such as identifying wires or reading color-coded information. With a CRI of 90 the H17 Nichia flashlight can provide true-to-life color representation, making it ideal for applications where accurate color discrimination is crucial.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The H17 Nichia has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The H17 Nichia is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.
|Battery||1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery|
|Impact resistance||2 m|
The Acebeam H17 Nichia flashlight is powered by 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The H17 Nichia cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.
The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the H17 Nichia flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress. The H17 Nichia flashlight proudly boasts an exceptional impact resistance rating of 2 m. The H17 Nichia is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.
|Package contents||18350 battery with microUSB|
2 x spare o-rings
It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your H17 Nichia. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.
The performance of the Acebeam H17 Nichia flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.
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