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Acebeam P17 flashlight review

Cree XHP70.3 LED
4900 lm output
49506 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Acebeam P17 flashlight released in 2022. It uses Cree XHP70.3 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 4900 lm output, 49506 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 445 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

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The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Acebeam P17, then tell us.

Acebeam P17 / P17

The P17 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 5 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The P17's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Acebeam P17 specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameP17
TypeP17
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 418 user votes.
Launch2022
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Acebeam P17 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight227 g
Length147 mm
Body diameter26 mm
Head diameter41 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
brown
gray
green

This 227 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the P17 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The P17 flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, brown, gray, green.

Acebeam P17 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP70.3 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, electronic rear

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

The P17 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch is at the end of the P17 flashlight. It helps you hold it securely.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux4900 lm
Intensity49506 cd
Throw445 m
CD/LM factor10.1

The P17 flashlight has 4900 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The P17 flashlight has 49506 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the 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.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The P17's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The P17 flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The P17 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The P17 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. A flashlight's impact resistance can vary. It depends on its design, construction, and intended use.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
21700 battery with USB Type-C
USB Type-C cable
clip

The included battery lets you immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications. It saves time and allows you to focus on your tasks or activities. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the P17 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Acebeam flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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