Imalent MS18W (2019) review

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.

This light has 9 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode.

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Imalent MS18W (MS18W) specifications

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The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

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


The emitter of MS18W manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The MS18W has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter18 x Cree XHP70.2 LEDs
Color temperature5000 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side


The throw is the calculated 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. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

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


The MS18W has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again.

Modes9 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

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


Package contents2 x spare o-rings
wall adapter

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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Imalent MS18W, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Imalent MS18W (MS18W) pictures

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