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Acebeam L18 (2020) review

2020
1 x Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED
1500 lm output
250000 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Acebeam L18 (L18) released in 2020. It uses 1 x Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1500 lm output, 250000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1000 m.

It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 6 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 L18 (L18) specifications

Brand
Acebeam
Name
L18
Type
L18
Rating
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Launch
2020
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
147.5 g
Length
154 mm
Body diameter
25.4 mm
Head diameter
52.2 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of L18 manufactured by Osram, a German lighting manufacturer. 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.

Emitter
1 x Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED
Color temperature
6500 K
Reflector
TIR
Lens
TIR
Switch
electronic side

Performance

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
1500 lm
Intensity
250000 cd
Throw
1000 m
CD/LM factor
166.67

Software

The L18 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The L18 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes
6 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
no

Features

The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The L18 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.

Battery
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IP68
Impact resistance
1 m
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
2 x spare o-rings
lanyard
nylon holster

The performance of the Acebeam L18 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Acebeam L18, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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