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Fitorch MR20 flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HD LED
1800 lm output
21785 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fitorch MR20 flashlight released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 21785 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 295 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

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The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Fitorch MR20, then tell us.

Fitorch MR20 / MR20

The MR20 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight. You can use it with alternative power sources.

Fitorch MR20 specifications

BrandFitorch
NameMR20
TypeMR20
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1419 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

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

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight106 g
Length143 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter29.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 106 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the MR20 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The MR20 flashlight is available in black.

Fitorch MR20 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HD LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, mode pedal rear

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The MR20 has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

The MR20 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 allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation. It enables rapid response and tactical moves.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1800 lm
Intensity21785 cd
Throw295 m
CD/LM factor12.1

With 1800 lm, the MR20 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The MR20 flashlight has 21785 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

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. The MR20 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Fitorch MR20 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. It works with a USB power source. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery
4 color filters
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare o-ring

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your MR20. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the MR20 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 Fitorch 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
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

Fitorch MR20 / MR20 photo 1.
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Fitorch MR20 / MR20

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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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