Haikelite HK04 XPL 5000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

4 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs
5000 lm output
225625 cd intensity
3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Haikelite HK04 XPL (HK04XPL) released in 2019. It uses 4 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs, SMO reflector and 3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 5000 lm output, 225625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 950 m.

The HK04 XPL flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations or when you need instant visibility. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of HK04 XPL ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need. The strobe function of HK04 XPL produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors. The flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Haikelite HK04 XPL (HK04XPL) specifications

NameHK04 XPL
Rated 3/5 based on 1219 user votes.

The HK04 XPL flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.


Weight370 g
Length140 mm
Body diameter46 mm
Head diameter56 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
desert tan

This 370 g flashlight would be considered relatively heavy for a handheld flashlight. Flashlights in this weight range may have features like extended battery life, intense brightness, or rugged construction for heavy-duty use. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. Aluminium body of HK04 XPL is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.

The HAIII coating can also enhance the visual appearance of the flashlight. It offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The HK04 XPL flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, desert tan.


Emitter4 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs
Color temperature5500 K, 6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. With the smooth reflector of the HK04 XPL, the beam tends to have a well-defined hotspot at the center, which provides a concentrated beam of light for long-range applications.

This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. The HK04 XPL has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences.


Flux5000 lm
Intensity225625 cd
Throw950 m
CD/LM factor45.13

With 5000 lm, the HK04 XPL flashlight will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. It can illuminate large areas, outdoor spaces, or even act as a temporary spotlight in certain situations. With 225625 cd, this Haikelite flashlight will produce an extremely intense and powerful beam of light. It will provide an unparalleled level of brightness and visibility, capable of illuminating objects or areas with exceptional clarity even at very long distances.

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.


Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes

Anduril is designed to be firmware-upgradable, which means users can benefit from ongoing improvements and new features by installing updated versions of the firmware as they become available. The HK04 XPL has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The ramping mode of the HK04 XPL is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range.

Strobe mode on HK04 XPL flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations. SOS mode of the HK04 XPL produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations. It is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.


Battery3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes

The HK04 XPL flashlight utilizes 3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. The HK04 XPL has a battery indicator. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. It helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with a USB power source.

LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "7" in the IPx7 rating indicates that the HK04 XPL flashlight, can withstand being submerged in water up to a certain depth for a limited time without being damaged.


Package contents2 x spare o-rings
USB Type-C cable

The lanyard of HK04 XPL helps protect the flashlight from accidental damage by preventing it from falling or hitting the ground. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.

The performance of the Haikelite HK04 XPL flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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