Astrolux C8 XP-L HI 1300lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

1300 lm output
102000 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Astrolux C8 XP-L HI (C8XPLHI) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1300 lm output, 102000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 639 m.

The C8 XP-L HI is a powerful and reliable flashlight. With its impressive illumination capabilities and durable construction, it serves as an exceptional lighting tool for various situations and environments. This light has 4/7 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the C8 XP-L HI 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 XP-L HI (C8XPLHI) specifications

NameC8 XP-L HI
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This Astrolux flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.


Weight151.8 g
Length143 mm
Body diameter25.6 mm
Head diameter44.5 mm
Materialaluminium 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. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method.

Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for C8 XP-L HI flashlight. The body of C8 XP-L HI flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.


EmitterCree XP-L HI LED
Color temperature5000 K, 5500 K, 6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical 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 XP-L HI 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 of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface. The C8 XP-L HI 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 XP-L HI 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 C8 XP-L HI uses a reear switch. Rear switches are commonly found on tactical flashlights designed for law enforcement, military, and self-defense purposes. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary activation or constant-on activation, enabling rapid response and tactical maneuvering.


Flux1300 lm
Intensity102000 cd
Throw639 m
CD/LM factor78.46

The 1300 lm output of C8 XP-L HI provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 102000 cd, the flashlight will provide an intense and powerful beam of light that can illuminate objects or areas with exceptional brightness and clarity. 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.


Modes4/7 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 C8 XP-L HI 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 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The C8 XP-L HI flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The C8 XP-L HI 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 XP-L HI flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.


Package contents2 x spare o-rings

Attaching a lanyard to your C8 XP-L HI flashlight provides an additional layer of security, reducing the risk of accidental drops or loss. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the Astrolux C8 XP-L HI 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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