Acebeam X65 (2016) review

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

The Acebeam X65 (X65) 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.

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 X65 (X65) specifications

Rated 4/5 based on 1032 user votes.


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

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


The emitter of X65 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The X65 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

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


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.

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


The X65 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 X65 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


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

Battery8 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery pack
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
Thermal regulationyes


It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your X65. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight.

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

The performance of the Acebeam X65 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 X65, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Acebeam X65 (X65) pictures

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