Acebeam H40 XPL 1050lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Acebeam H40 XPL (H40XPL) released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HD LED, OP reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 1050 lm output, 3454 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 118 m.
This Acebeam headlamp is high-performance and versatile device. Headlamps play a crucial role in safety, particularly during nighttime or in emergency situations. They enhance visibility for both the wearer and others around them, reducing the risk of tripping, falling, or colliding with obstacles. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of H40 XPL ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need.
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Acebeam H40 XPL (H40XPL) 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||23.4 mm|
|Head diameter||26.9 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 34 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 H40 XPL 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.
The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. The H40 XPL flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||Cree XP-L HD LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The H40 XPL has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. The H40 XPL has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences.
With 1050 lm, the H40 XPL 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 3454 cd, the H40 XPL 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.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The H40 XPL 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 ramping mode of the H40 XPL is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range. SOS mode of the H40 XPL produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations. It is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.
|Battery||1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery|
The H40 XPL flashlight utilizes 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery as its power source. The H40 XPL cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage. This flashlight doesn't have built-in temperature control. Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements for heat dissipation, such as heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity.
The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the H40 XPL 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.
|Package contents||2 x spare o-rings|
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 H40 XPL 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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