Astrolux C8 XHP50.2 5000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Astrolux C8 XHP50.2 (C8XHP502) released in 2020. It uses Cree XHP50.2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 5000 lm output, 48180 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 439 m.
The C8 XHP50.2 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations or when you need instant visibility. This light has 4/7 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the C8 XHP50.2 and then turn it back on again, it will automatically activate the mode that was last used before it was turned off.
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Astrolux C8 XHP50.2 (C8XHP502) specifications
This Astrolux flashlight is designed to be compact and handheld, making it easy to carry and maneuver.
|Body diameter||25.6 mm|
|Head diameter||44.5 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 151.8 g flashlight is generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. They are suitable for various applications such as camping, hiking, or emergency situations. A 120-gram flashlight strikes a good balance between functionality, convenience, and weight. The length of the C8 XHP50.2 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.
The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. Anodizing enhances the corrosion resistance, hardness, and scratch resistance of the aluminum, while also allowing for a variety of attractive finishes. The HAIII coating can also enhance the visual appearance of the flashlight. It offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The C8 XHP50.2 flashlight is available in a variety of colors, and the choice of color can serve different purposes and preferences.
|Emitter||Cree XHP50.2 LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
|Switch||mechanical rear, reverse clicky|
Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The C8 XHP50.2 uses a smooth reflector. Unlike the textured surface of an orange peel reflector, a smooth reflector has a polished, mirror-like surface.
The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission, making the flashlight more effective in darker environments. The C8 XHP50.2 uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. This is particularly helpful in situations where you need to hold or manipulate objects with one hand while using the flashlight with the other hand.
The C8 XHP50.2 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The rear switch of C8 XHP50.2 is typically operated with the thumb or finger, making it easily accessible and convenient to use. The positioning of the switch at the rear of the flashlight allows for natural and intuitive operation, particularly in one-handed scenarios.
With 5000 lm, the C8 XHP50.2 flashlight will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. It can illuminate large areas, outdoor spaces, or even act as a temporary spotlight in certain situations. The C8 XHP50.2 flashlight with 48180 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.
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. Flashlights with a higher cd/lm ratio typically excel in long-range throw and focused beam applications, while flashlights with a lower cd/lm ratio may provide a wider and more evenly distributed beam for closer-range illumination or general-purpose use.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The C8 XHP50.2 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.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
The C8 XHP50.2 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The C8 XHP50.2 doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage.
This flashlight doesn't have built-in temperature control. Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements for heat dissipation, such as heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The C8 XHP50.2 flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.
|Package contents||2 x spare o-rings|
The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.
The performance of the Astrolux C8 XHP50.2 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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