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Imalent DT70 16000lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

4 x Cree XHP70 LEDs
16000 lm output
123000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Imalent DT70 flashlight released in 2017. It uses 4 x Cree XHP70 LEDs, OP reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 16000 lm output, 123000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 701 m.

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Imalent DT70 / DT70

The DT70 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. This light has 5 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The DT70'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. This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries. It offers a cheaper and more eco-friendly solution.

Imalent DT70 specifications

BrandImalent
NameDT70
TypeDT70
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1412 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light where you need it.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight427 g
Length146 mm
Body diameter50 mm
Head diameter70 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 427 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the DT70 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The DT70 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter4 x Cree XHP70 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side

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 designers of the DT70 incorporated an orange peel reflector to enhance the beam. It does this by diffusing the light from the light source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux16000 lm
Intensity123000 cd
Throw701 m
CD/LM factor7.69

This flashlight is high-lumen (16000 lm). It may not always be needed or practical for everyday use. The flashlight has 123000 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. 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

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. Strobe mode on DT70 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

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

The DT70 flashlight utilizes 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The DT70 flashlight can charge from a USB power source. This source can be a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The DT70 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 spare o-rings
4 x 18650 batteries
microUSB cable
nylon holster

The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. 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 DT70 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
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • super 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

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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