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Imalent RT35 flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HI LED
2350 lm output
449000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Imalent RT35 flashlight released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2350 lm output, 449000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1340 m.

Curious if the Imalent's flashlight is a real gem? Keep following along!

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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 RT35, then tell us.

Imalent RT35 / RT35

The RT35 is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. This light has 5 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The RT35's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries. It offers a cheaper and more eco-friendly solution.

Imalent RT35 specifications

BrandImalent
NameRT35
TypeRT35
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1430 user votes.
Launch2018
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

Weight620 g
Length161 mm
Body diameter51 mm
Head diameter86 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 620 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 RT35 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. The RT35 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
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 smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. 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.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2350 lm
Intensity449000 cd
Throw1340 m
CD/LM factor191.06

With 2350 lm, the RT35 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The Imalent flashlight has 449000 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

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

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

Battery4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmagnetic USB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The RT35 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 RT35 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 RT35 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
lanyard
magnetic USB charger cable
nylon holster

The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. Attaching a lanyard to your RT35 flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. 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 RT35 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
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • 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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