Imalent DM21C 2000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

2000 lm output
33630 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Imalent DM21C (DM21C) released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2000 lm output, 33630 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 367 m.

The DM21C lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 5 modes of lighting. Since the DM21C flashlight automatically recalls the last used mode, there is no need to access higher brightness levels unless specifically required. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers In addition to USB charging, the DM21C may also support other charging methods such as solar panels or hand-cranked mechanisms.

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Imalent DM21C (DM21C) specifications

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This Imalent flashlight is designed to be compact and handheld, making it easy to carry and maneuver.


Weight75 g
Length122 mm
Body diameter26 mm
Head diameter26 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The 75 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight features a captivating black color.


EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature5000 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. If long-range illumination and throw distance are the primary requirements, a flashlight with a smooth reflector may be more suitable. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission, making the flashlight more effective in darker environments.

The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches. With a rear switch of DM21C flashlight, the operation of the flashlight is often straightforward and easy to grasp.


Flux2000 lm
Intensity33630 cd
Throw367 m
CD/LM factor16.82

The 2000 lm output of DM21C provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. The DM21C flashlight with 33630 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.


Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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. Strobe mode on DM21C flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light.


Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmagnetic USB
Thermal regulationyes
SpecialsOLED display

The power source of the DM21C flashlight is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The DM21C flashlight can be charged directly from a USB power source, such as a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. The Low Voltage Protection helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.


Package contents18650 battery
2 x spare o-rings
magnetic USB charger cable
nylon holster

The included battery is selected to meet the specific power requirements of the DM21C flashlight, ensuring reliable and efficient operation. The flashlight package is thoughtfully equipped with a holster, offering you a practical and secure storage solution for your flashlight. When the flashlight is clipped to a suitable location, it can be angled or positioned to provide hands-free illumination. Attaching a lanyard to your DM21C flashlight provides an additional layer of security, reducing the risk of accidental drops or loss. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Imalent DM21C 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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