Imalent MS18W 100000lm flashlight 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 flashlight 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.

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Imalent MS18W / MS18W

The MS18W flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 9 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The MS18W's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode.

Imalent MS18W specifications

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The MS18W flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Imalent MS18W / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

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. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the MS18W has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The MS18W flashlight is available in black.

Imalent MS18W / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter18 x Cree XHP70.2 LEDs
Color temperature5000 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic 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 MS18W has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

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

The flashlight has 100000 lm, this is an extremely high lumen output. It offers a very bright and powerful beam of light. The Imalent flashlight has 458000 cd. It will produce a very intense beam. 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

Modes9 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

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.

Features, battery, protections

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 battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The MS18W has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates.

The "5" in the IP56 rating shows the level of protection against solid objects. It's for dust and foreign particles. The IP56 rating indicates that the flashlight has a protection against water jets.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
wall adapter

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 MS18W 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.


  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • OLED display
  • adapter included


  • too heavy
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic


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