Acebeam Rider RX 650lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Acebeam Rider RX (RIDERRX) released in 2022. It uses Nichia 219F LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 650 lm output, 2304 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 96 m.
The Rider RX flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The mode memory of Rider RX eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time.
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Acebeam Rider RX (RIDERRX) specifications
The Rider RX flashlight offers precise and focused illumination. Unlike ambient or overhead lighting sources, flashlights allow you to direct the light exactly where you need it.
|Body diameter||18.6 mm|
|Head diameter||18.6 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The Rider RX is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. The aluminium body of Rider RX has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components, such as the LED or battery. HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. The choice of flashlight body color can be influenced by factors such as intended use, environment, personal style, and functional requirements.
|Emitter||Nichia 219F LED|
|Color temperature||5000 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
Nichia LEDs are renowned for their exceptional color quality, high efficiency, and long lifespan. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The primary function of the smooth reflector (SMO) is to precisely focus and project the light emitted from the light source into a defined beam pattern. The smooth surface allows for greater reflectivity and light concentration, resulting in a more focused and intense beam with a longer throw distance.
The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. This can increase the overall brightness and efficiency of the Rider RX flashlight. The Rider RX has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches are known for their durability and reliability. They are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. The Rider RX 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.
With 650 lm, the Rider RX 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 2304 cd, the Rider RX 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. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output. It quantifies the concentration of light emitted by the flashlight in relation to the total amount of light produced. If accurate color representation is a priority for your specific needs, a flashlight with a CRI of 90 or above is highly recommended. With a CRI of 90 the Rider RX flashlight can provide true-to-life color representation, making it ideal for applications where accurate color discrimination is crucial.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The Rider RX 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 Rider RX has an SOS signal mode. The SOS code consists of three short signals, followed by three long signals, and then three short signals again.
|Battery||1 x 14500 Li-Ion battery|
|Impact resistance||1 m|
The power source of the Rider RX flashlight is 1 x 14500 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The Rider RX cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. When the Rider RX flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.
The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the Rider RX 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. The Rider RX flashlight proudly boasts an exceptional impact resistance rating of 1 m.
|Package contents||14500 battery with USB Type-C|
2 x spare o-rings
USB Type-C cable
By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the additional expense of purchasing a battery separately. Attaching a lanyard to your Rider RX flashlight provides an additional layer of security, reducing the risk of accidental drops or loss. Instead of searching for compatible O-rings or waiting for replacements to arrive, having spare O-rings readily available allows for convenient and immediate repairs or replacements.
The performance of the Acebeam Rider RX 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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