Ansmann Future T400FR flashlight review

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

The Ansmann Future T400FR flashlight 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.

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Ansmann Future T400FR / T400FR

The Future T400FR flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 2 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. The Future T400FR may also support other charging methods. These include solar panels or hand-cranked mechanisms.

Ansmann Future T400FR specifications

NameFuture T400FR
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1414 user votes.

This Ansmann flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

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

The Future T400FR is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitterunspecified Cree LED
Color temperature6500 K
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

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

You mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys or navigating in dimly lit areas. 400 lm can be enough. It can also be enough for occasional use around the house. The Future T400FR flashlight has 7656 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes2 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

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Features, battery, protections

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

The Future T400FR flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. USB rechargeable flashlights are more popular now. They are popular because they are convenient and sustainable. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery
microUSB cable

The included battery is picked to match the power needs of the Future T400FR flashlight. This ensures reliable and efficient operation. The lanyard of the Future T400FR protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Future T400FR 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 Ansmann 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.


  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • battery included


  • unspecified LED
  • cool light
  • convex lens
  • moderated performance
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic
  • zoomable


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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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