Imalent MS18W 100000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

18 x Cree XHP70.2 LEDs
100000 lm output
458000 cd intensity
8 x 21700 Li-Ion batteries

The Imalent MS18W (MS18W) released in 2019. It uses 18 x Cree XHP70.2 LEDs, OP reflector and 8 x 21700 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 100000 lm output, 458000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1354 m.

The MS18W 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. This light has 9 modes of lighting. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of MS18W ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need.

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Imalent MS18W (MS18W) specifications

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The MS18W flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.


Weight1900 g
Length265 mm
Body diameter59 mm
Head diameter129 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 1900 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. The increased weight can provide advantages such as longer runtime, enhanced durability, and the ability to project a brighter and farther-reaching beam. The length of the MS18W flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go.

Aluminium body of MS18W 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 MS18W flashlight is available in black.


Emitter18 x Cree XHP70.2 LEDs
Color temperature5000 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. The MS18W has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. 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 MS18W 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.


Flux100000 lm
Intensity458000 cd
Throw1354 m
CD/LM factor4.58

The MS18W flashlight with 100000 lm is an extremely high lumen output and offers an incredibly bright and powerful beam of light. With 458000 cd, this Imalent 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.


Modes9 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. The MS18W 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.


Battery8 x 21700 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
Thermal regulationyes
SpecialsOLED display
heat pipe radiator

The MS18W flashlight utilizes 8 x 21700 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. The MS18W 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. 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 "5" in the IP56 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The IP56 rated flashlight is protected against dust ingress to a limited extent. The IP56 rating indicates that the MS18W flashlight has a protection against water jets.


Package contents2 x spare o-rings
wall adapter

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 Imalent MS18W 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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