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Acebeam X80 GT flashlight review

18 x Cree XHP50.2 CW LEDs
32500 lm output
34000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Acebeam X80 GT flashlight was released in 2018. It uses 18 x Cree XHP50.2 CW LEDs, SMO reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 32500 lm output, 34000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 369 m.

Curious if the X80 GT shines bright? You'll find out soon!

Table of Contents

  • Acebeam X80 GT specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Acebeam X80 GT / X80GT

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 7 modes of lighting. The X80 GT's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Acebeam X80 GT specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameX80 GT
TypeX80GT
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1471 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Acebeam flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Acebeam X80 GT / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight330 g
Length117.7 mm
Body diameter49 mm
Head diameter65 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

Flashlights in this weight range (330 g) may have features. They include extended battery life, intense brightness, and rugged construction for heavy-duty use. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for X80 GT flashlight. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

Acebeam X80 GT / 4

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter18 x Cree XHP50.2 CW LEDs
Color temperature6000 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. Flashlights use the smooth reflector when long-range light is important. This includes searchlights and thrower flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Acebeam X80 GT / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux32500 lm
Intensity34000 cd
Throw369 m
CD/LM factor1.05

This flashlight is high-lumen (32500 lm). It may not always be needed or practical for everyday use. The X80 GT flashlight has 34000 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Acebeam X80 GT / 1

Software, user interface, modes

Modes7 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. Strobe mode on X80 GT flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light.

Acebeam X80 GT / 5

Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Acebeam X80 GT flashlight is powered by 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The X80 GT doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The flashlight has an IP68 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
4 x 18650 batteries
handle
lanyard
nylon holster

The package includes a holster. It is designed to protectively store your flashlight. Attaching a lanyard to your X80 GT flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the X80 GT 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
  • extremely powerful
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • 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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