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Acebeam L17 1400lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

1 x Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED
1400 lm output
160801 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Acebeam L17 (L17) released in 2020. It uses 1 x Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1400 lm output, 160801 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 802 m.

The L17 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. With its impressive illumination capabilities and durable construction, it serves as an exceptional lighting tool for various situations and environments. It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The mode memory of L17 eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers

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Acebeam L17 (L17) specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameL17
TypeL17
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1373 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

This flashlight can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.

Body

Weight150 g
Length140.5 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The L17 generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium body of L17 is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The body of L17 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The L17 flashlight is available in black.

System

Emitter1 x Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear

Osram has a reputation for producing LEDs that deliver consistent quality and durability. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area. Mechanical switches are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. The rear switch of L17 is typically operated with the thumb or finger, making it easily accessible and convenient to use.

Performance

Flux1400 lm
Intensity160801 cd
Throw802 m
CD/LM factor114.86

With 1400 lm, the L17 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The intense brightness of a 160801 cd flashlight can provide exceptional visibility and enhance safety in low-light or dark environments. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.

Software

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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 L17 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialsred and green LED option

The power source of the L17 flashlight is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The L17 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 thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety.

The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress. The impact resistance of a flashlight refers to its ability to withstand physical shocks or impacts without being damaged.

Accessories

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
nylon holster
spare rubber cover

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Acebeam L17 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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