Acebeam P16 1800lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Acebeam P16 (P16) released in 2022. It uses Luminus SFT40 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 58564 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 484 m.
The P16 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. This light has 4 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the P16 and then turn it back on again, it will automatically activate the mode that was last used before it was turned off. The strobe function of P16 produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors.
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Acebeam P16 (P16) specifications
This Acebeam flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.
|Body diameter||23.2 mm|
|Head diameter||32 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 156.2 g flashlight is generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. They are suitable for various applications such as camping, hiking, or emergency situations. A 120-gram flashlight strikes a good balance between functionality, convenience, and weight. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method.
Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for P16 flashlight. The body of P16 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish. The P16 flashlight is available in a variety of colors, and the choice of color can serve different purposes and preferences.
|Emitter||Luminus SFT40 LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
|Switch||mechanical rear, electronic rear|
Luminus LEDs are known for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. They offer a wide range of LED products with different characteristics to meet the diverse needs of the market. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The P16 uses a smooth reflector. Unlike the textured surface of an orange peel reflector, a smooth reflector has a polished, mirror-like surface.
The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface. The P16 uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. This is particularly helpful in situations where you need to hold or manipulate objects with one hand while using the flashlight with the other hand.
The P16 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. The P16 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The P16 uses a reear switch. Rear switches are commonly found on tactical flashlights designed for law enforcement, military, and self-defense purposes. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary activation or constant-on activation, enabling rapid response and tactical maneuvering.
The 1800 lm output of P16 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 58564 cd, the flashlight will provide an intense and powerful beam of light that can illuminate objects or areas with exceptional brightness and clarity. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 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.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The P16 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. Strobe mode on P16 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
|Impact resistance||1.5 m|
The P16 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The P16 doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. 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. The P16 has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This 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. It indicates that the P16 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The P16 flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. The P16 has an impact resistance of 1.5 m. The impact resistance of a flashlight refers to its ability to withstand physical shocks or impacts without being damaged.
|Package contents||18650 battery with USB Type-C|
2 x spare o-rings
USB Type-C cable
The included battery is selected by the manufacturer to ensure optimal compatibility and performance with the P16 flashlight. The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items, enabling convenient hands-free carry. This is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.
The performance of the Acebeam P16 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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