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Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 1850lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XHP35 HI LED
1850 lm output
160000 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight 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.

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The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Armytek Barracuda Pro v2, then tell us.

Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 / BARPROV2

The Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. 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.

Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 specifications

BrandArmytek
NameBarracuda Pro v2
TypeBARPROV2
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1421 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

The Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight303 g
Length262 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter64 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsgray

This 303 g flashlight might feel relatively heavy if held in hand. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the Barracuda Pro v2 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 Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight is available in gray.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

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. The Barracuda Pro v2 has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation. It enables rapid response and tactical moves.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1850 lm
Intensity160000 cd
Throw800 m
CD/LM factor86.49

With 1850 lm, the Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. 160000 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes8 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. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Armytek Barracuda Pro v2 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The Barracuda Pro v2 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 tube
2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
nylon holster
spare rubber cover
tactical ring

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard of the Barracuda Pro v2 protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. 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 Barracuda Pro v2 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 Armytek 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
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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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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