Armytek Elf C1 1050lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

1050 lm output
2830 cd intensity
1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery

The Armytek Elf C1 (ELFC1) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 1050 lm output, 2830 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 106 m.

The Elf C1 headlamp stands out as a versatile and high-performance lighting solution. This is adaptable to various environments and lighting needs. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the Elf C1 flashlight. This light has 6 modes of lighting. Since the Elf C1 flashlight automatically recalls the last used mode, there is no need to access higher brightness levels or additional features unless specifically required. The flashlight is designed to be powered by rechargeable batteries that can be easily recharged using a USB cable connected to a power source such as a computer, power bank, or wall adapter.

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Armytek Elf C1 (ELFC1) specifications

NameElf C1
Rated 3/5 based on 1278 user votes.

Headlamps consist of a light source attached to a headband, allowing users to wear them hands-free.


Weight62 g
Length83 mm
Body diameter24.5 mm
Head diameter29 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The 62 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The length of the Elf C1 flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for Elf C1 flashlight. The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.


EmitterCree XP-L LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
Switchelectronic front

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 TIR lens of Elf C1 consists of a single-piece lens made of a transparent material, typically acrylic or polycarbonate. Its shape and internal geometry are designed to achieve specific light distribution patterns, such as flood or spot beams, by manipulating the behavior of light rays. The Elf C1 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.


Flux1050 lm
Intensity2830 cd
Throw106 m
CD/LM factor2.7

The 1050 lm output of Elf C1 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 2830 cd, the Elf C1 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. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.


Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
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 Elf C1 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.


Battery1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
Thermal regulationyes

The power source of the Elf C1 flashlight is 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. Having a battery indicator on a flashlight is beneficial as it allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. It helps prevent unexpected power failures during critical situations and ensures that the flashlight is ready for use when needed.

The Elf C1 flashlight can be charged directly from a USB power source, such as a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. This allows for convenient and versatile charging options, as you can utilize various USB power sources to recharge the flashlight's internal battery. When the Elf C1 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.

The Elf C1 has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The Elf C1 flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. The Elf C1 flashlight effortlessly clings to metal surfaces, granting you the freedom to go hands-free and explore versatile mounting possibilities.


Package contents18350 battery
2 x spare o-rings

The included battery is selected to meet the specific power requirements of the Elf C1 flashlight, ensuring reliable and efficient operation. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the Armytek Elf C1 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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