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Acebeam X65 6000lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs
6000 lm output
423000 cd intensity
8 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery pack

The Acebeam X65 flashlight released in 2016. It uses 4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs, SMO reflector and 8 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery pack. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 6000 lm output, 423000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1301 m.

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Acebeam X65 / X65

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. This light has 6 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The X65'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 X65 specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameX65
TypeX65
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1419 user votes.
Launch2016
Formflashlight

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

Acebeam X65 / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight1290 g
Length276 mm
Body diameter51 mm
Head diameter108 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 1290 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the X65 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. The X65 flashlight is available in black.

Acebeam X65 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

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. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Acebeam X65 / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux6000 lm
Intensity423000 cd
Throw1301 m
CD/LM factor70.5

The X65 flashlight has 6000 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The Acebeam flashlight has 423000 cd. It will produce a very intense beam. 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

Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

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. The X65 flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light.

Features, battery, protections

Battery8 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery pack
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The X65 flashlight utilizes 8 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery pack as its power source. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The X65 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents4 x spare o-rings
battery pack
car charger
nylon holster
pouch
strap
wall adapter

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 package includes a holster to safely store 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 X65 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

  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • adapter included
  • protective holster
  • pouch

Cons

  • too heavy
  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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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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