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. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many 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, it will activate the last used mode.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Astrolux C8 XP-L HI, then tell us.

Astrolux C8 XP-L HI (C8XPLHI) specifications

NameC8 XP-L HI
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1402 user votes.

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 flashlight weighs 151.8 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. 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

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The C8 XP-L HI uses a smooth reflector. A smooth reflector is different from an orange peel reflector. It has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index.

The C8 XP-L HI uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The rear switch of the C8 XP-L HI is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.


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

The 1300 lm output of C8 XP-L HI provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The flashlight has 102000 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.


Modes4/7 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

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.


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. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. This flashlight doesn't have built-in temperature control. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.


Package contents2 x spare o-rings

Attaching a lanyard to your C8 XP-L HI flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Astrolux C8 XP-L HI flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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