Jetbeam C8R (2020) review

Cree XP-L2 LED
1480 lm output
31590 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Jetbeam C8R (C8R) released in 2020. It uses Cree XP-L2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1480 lm output, 31590 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 355 m.

This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. The C8R flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Jetbeam C8R (C8R) specifications

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

Weight140 g
Length158.1 mm
Body diameter27.8 mm
Head diameter37.2 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish


The emitter of C8R manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The C8R has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

EmitterCree XP-L2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchdual electronic 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.

Flux1480 lm
Intensity31590 cd
Throw355 m
CD/LM factor21.34


The C8R 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. The C8R is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with any USB power source. 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. The C8R flashlight can be used as a powerbank to recharge a device, such as a mobile phone.

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes
Specialspowerbank function


It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your C8R. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
21700 battery
USB Type-C cable

The performance of the Jetbeam C8R 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 Jetbeam C8R, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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