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Fitorch PR40 flashlight review

Cree XP-L HI LED
1350 lm output
250000 cd intensity
2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Fitorch PR40 flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, SMO reflector and 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1350 lm output, 250000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1000 m.

Keen to discover if this Fitorch flashlight lives up to the hype? Keep reading!

Table of Contents

  • Fitorch PR40 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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 PR40, then tell us.

Fitorch PR40 / PR40

The PR40 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 4 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The PR40's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors. The flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

Fitorch PR40 specifications

BrandFitorch
NamePR40
TypePR40
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1443 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The PR40 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight208.6 g
Length231.5 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter50 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 208.6 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. 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 PR40 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The PR40 flashlight is available in black.

Fitorch PR40 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HI LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

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 smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

The PR40 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The PR40 flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1350 lm
Intensity250000 cd
Throw1000 m
CD/LM factor185.19

With 1350 lm, the PR40 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The Fitorch flashlight has 250000 cd. It will produce a very 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.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

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 PR40 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Features, battery, protections

Battery2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The PR40 flashlight utilizes 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. 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 PR40 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x 18650 batteries
4 color filters
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. 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 PR40 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
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

Fitorch PR40 / PR40 photo 1.
Fitorch PR40 / PR40 photo 2.
Fitorch PR40 / PR40

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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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