Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 1850lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 (BARPROV2) released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1850 lm output, 160000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 800 m.
The Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas, locating supplies, or signaling for help. This light has 8 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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Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 (BARPROV2) specifications
|Name||Barracuda Pro v2|
The Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.
|Body diameter||25.4 mm|
|Head diameter||64 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 303 g flashlight would be considered relatively heavy for a handheld flashlight. Flashlights in this weight range may have features like extended battery life, intense brightness, or rugged construction for heavy-duty use. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. Aluminium body of Barracuda Pro v2 is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.
The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This improves the overall durability of the flashlight body. The Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight is available in gray.
|Emitter||Cree XHP35 HI LED|
|Color temperature||5000 K, 6500 K|
|Lens||AR coated glass|
The emitter of Barracuda Pro v2 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The Barracuda Pro v2 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better.
This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. The Barracuda Pro v2 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches are known for their durability and reliability. They are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. The rear switch of Barracuda Pro v2 is designed to be rugged and durable, capable of withstanding harsh conditions and repeated use.
With 1850 lm, the Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. 160000 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The Barracuda Pro v2 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The Barracuda Pro v2 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
The Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The Barracuda Pro v2 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. 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. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.
|Package contents||18650 tube|
2 x spare o-rings
spare rubber cover
The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. When the flashlight is clipped to a suitable location, it can be angled or positioned to provide hands-free illumination. The lanyard of Barracuda Pro v2 helps protect the flashlight from accidental damage by preventing it from falling or hitting the ground. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.
The performance of the Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 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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