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Folomov 18650L flashlight review

Luminus SST40 LED
1600 lm output
50900 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Folomov 18650L flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1600 lm output, 50900 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 451 m.

Curious if the 18650L shines bright? You'll find out soon!

Table of Contents

  • Folomov 18650L 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

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Folomov 18650L / 18650L

The 18650L flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The 18650L's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Folomov 18650L specifications

BrandFolomov
Name18650L
Type18650L
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1463 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

This Folomov flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Folomov 18650L / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight120 g
Length123.5 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter38 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 120 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. 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 18650L flashlight. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Luminus is a US-based LED manufacturer. In the lighting industry, it has gained recognition as reputable. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The OP reflector is a specific type of reflector, it is commonly used in flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index.

Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The 18650L flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1600 lm
Intensity50900 cd
Throw451 m
CD/LM factor31.81

The 1600 lm output of 18650L provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. 50900 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Folomov 18650L / 3

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 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. Strobe mode on 18650L flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

Features, battery, protections

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

The Folomov 18650L flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The 18650L 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. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery with microUSB
2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable

Getting a flashlight with an included battery saves you time. It spares you the effort of finding a compatible battery or waiting for a separate battery. With a clip, you can fasten the flashlight to a reachable spot. This ensures it is easy to get whenever you need it. Attaching a lanyard to your 18650L flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. 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 18650L 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 Folomov 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
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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