Jaxman M8 XML2 780lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XM-L2 LED
780 lm output
5625 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Jaxman M8 XML2 (M8 XML2) released in 2017. It uses Cree XM-L2 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 780 lm output, 5625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 150 m.

The M8 XML2 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 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the M8 XML2, it will start from the default or first mode in the sequence. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Jaxman M8 XML2, then tell us.

Jaxman M8 XML2 (M8 XML2) specifications

NameM8 XML2
TypeM8 XML2
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This Jaxman flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.


Weight117 g
Length130 mm
Body diameter24 mm
Head diameter34 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The flashlight weighs 117 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for M8 XML2 flashlight. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.


EmitterCree XM-L2 LED
Color temperature4000 K, 5000 K, 6500 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

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 OP reflector is a specific type of reflector, it is commonly used in flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.


Flux780 lm
Intensity5625 cd
Throw150 m
CD/LM factor7.21

The 780 lm output of M8 XML2 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The M8 XML2 flashlight has 5625 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.


Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The M8 XML2's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.


Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The M8 XML2 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The M8 XML2 doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. This flashlight doesn't have built-in temperature control. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.


Package contents2 x spare o-rings

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. 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 Jaxman M8 XML2 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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