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Archon WY07 diving light review

Cree XP-L LED
1000 lm output
40000 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Archon WY07 diving light was released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this diving light provides up to 1000 lm output, 40000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 400 m.

Curious to see if this diving light impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Archon WY07 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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Archon WY07 / WY07

This light has 2 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Archon WY07 specifications

BrandArchon
NameWY07
TypeWY07
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1443 user votes.
Launch2018
Formdiving light

Archon WY07 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight299 g
Length184 mm
Body diameter32.8 mm
Head diameter55 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 299 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the WY07 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The WY07 flashlight is available in black.

Archon WY07 / 3

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
Lens4mm polycarbonate
Switchtwisty

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.

Archon WY07 / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1000 lm
Intensity40000 cd
Throw400 m
CD/LM factor40

With 1000 lm, the WY07 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The WY07 flashlight has 40000 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. 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.

Archon WY07 / 4

Software, user interface, modes

Modes2 modes
Mode memoryno
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 WY07 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portyes
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
Protectiondepth 100 meters
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The WY07 flashlight utilizes 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
26650 battery
battery charger
lanyard
silicone oil

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 lanyard prevents accidental loss of the 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 WY07 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 Archon 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
  • warm light
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • battery included

Cons

  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • 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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