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Convoy Z1 2300lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Luminus SST40 LED
2300 lm output
5625 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Convoy Z1 flashlight released in 2020. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, no reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2300 lm output, 5625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 150 m.

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Convoy Z1 / Z1

The Z1 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 4 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function.

Convoy Z1 specifications

BrandConvoy
NameZ1
TypeZ1
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1453 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight209 g
Length149.5 mm
Body diameter28.2 mm
Head diameter52 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 209 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the Z1 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The Z1 flashlight is available in black.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
Reflectorno
Lensconvex
Switchmechanical rear, reverse clicky

People know Luminus LEDs for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The Z1 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch is at the end of the Z1 flashlight. It helps you hold it securely.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2300 lm
Intensity5625 cd
Throw150 m
CD/LM factor2.45

With 2300 lm, the Z1 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The Z1 flashlight has 5625 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 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.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx4
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialszoomable

The Z1 flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The Z1 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 Z1 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. A flashlight's impact resistance can vary. It depends on its design, construction, and intended use.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contentslanyard

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Z1 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 Convoy 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

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation

Cons

  • convex lens
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic
  • zoomable

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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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