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Imalent DT35 8500lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs
8500 lm output
258000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Imalent DT35 flashlight released in 2017. It uses 4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs, SMO reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 8500 lm output, 258000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1016 m.

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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 Imalent DT35, then tell us.

Imalent DT35 / DT35

The DT35 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. 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 flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

Imalent DT35 specifications

BrandImalent
NameDT35
TypeDT35
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1414 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The DT35 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Imalent DT35 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight425 g
Length146 mm
Body diameter50 mm
Head diameter70 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 425 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the DT35 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 DT35 flashlight is available in black.

Imalent DT35 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

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 DT35 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 flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux8500 lm
Intensity258000 cd
Throw1016 m
CD/LM factor30.35

The DT35 flashlight has 8500 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. 258000 cd represents an extraordinarily high level of brightness. 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/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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The DT35's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
SpecialsOLED display

The Imalent DT35 flashlight is powered by 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The built-in charger allows for convenient and versatile charging. You can use various USB power sources to recharge the battery. 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 contents2 x spare o-rings
4 x 18650 batteries
microUSB cable
nylon holster

The package includes a holster to safely store your 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 DT35 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 Imalent 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

  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • OLED display
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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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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