Ansmann Future T400FR 400lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

unspecified Cree LED
400 lm output
7656 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Ansmann Future T400FR (T400FR) released in 2017. It uses unspecified Cree LED, no reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 400 lm output, 7656 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 175 m.

The Future T400FR flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations or when you need instant visibility. This light has 2 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers In addition to USB charging, the Future T400FR may also support other charging methods such as solar panels or hand-cranked mechanisms.

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Ansmann Future T400FR (T400FR) specifications

NameFuture T400FR
Rated 4/5 based on 1276 user votes.

This Ansmann flashlight is designed to be compact and handheld, making it easy to carry and maneuver.


Weight143 g
Length168.4 mm
Head diameter32 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The Future T400FR generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. Anodizing enhances the corrosion resistance, hardness, and scratch resistance of the aluminum, while also allowing for a variety of attractive finishes.

The HAIII coating can also enhance the visual appearance of the flashlight. It offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. This flashlight features a captivating black color.


Emitterunspecified Cree LED
Color temperature6500 K
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The Future T400FR has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation.


Flux400 lm
Intensity7656 cd
Throw175 m
CD/LM factor19.14

If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 400 lm can be adequate. With 7656 cd, the Future T400FR 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 distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. Flashlights with a higher cd/lm ratio typically excel in long-range throw and focused beam applications, while flashlights with a lower cd/lm ratio may provide a wider and more evenly distributed beam for closer-range illumination or general-purpose use.


Modes2 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The strobe function on the Future T400FR flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The Future T400FR has an SOS signal mode. The SOS code consists of three short signals, followed by three long signals, and then three short signals again.


Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portmicroUSB
Thermal regulationno

The power source of the Future T400FR flashlight is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. USB rechargeable flashlights have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their convenience and sustainability. When the Future T400FR 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. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions, such as prolonged high-output use or exposure to high ambient temperatures.


Package contents18650 battery
microUSB cable

The included battery is selected to meet the specific power requirements of the Future T400FR flashlight, ensuring reliable and efficient operation. The lanyard of Future T400FR helps protect the flashlight from accidental damage by preventing it from falling or hitting the ground.

The performance of the Ansmann Future T400FR 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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