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Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L flashlight review

Cree XP-L HD LED
950 lm output
7200 cd intensity
1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery

The Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L flashlight released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 950 lm output, 7200 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 170 m.

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Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L / RRT01RX

The RRT01 Raptor XP-L flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the RRT01 Raptor XP-L, it will start from the default or first mode in the sequence. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L specifications

BrandJetbeam
NameRRT01 Raptor XP-L
TypeRRT01RX
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1440 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

Flashlights let you navigate in the dark. They help you find supplies and signal for help. They also provide comfort and security in tough times.

Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight72.5 g
Length91 mm
Body diameter24.5 mm
Head diameter25.7 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

An extremely lightweight handheld flashlight weighs 72.5 g. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for RRT01 Raptor XP-L flashlight. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L / 3

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HD LED
Color temperature4000 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, rotary front

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. Flashlights use the smooth reflector when long-range light is important. This includes searchlights and thrower flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index.

The RRT01 Raptor XP-L uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation. It enables rapid response and tactical moves.

Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux950 lm
Intensity7200 cd
Throw170 m
CD/LM factor7.58

The 950 lm output of RRT01 Raptor XP-L provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The RRT01 Raptor XP-L flashlight has 7200 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software, user interface, modes

Mode memoryno
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

The RRT01 Raptor XP-L flashlight has ramping mode. Its user interface lets you control the brightness by pressing and holding a button. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L flashlight is powered by 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The RRT01 Raptor XP-L 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. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18350 battery
2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
spare rubber cover

Getting a flashlight with an included battery saves you time. It spares you the effort of finding a compatible battery or waiting for a separate battery. With a clip, you can fasten the flashlight to a reachable spot. This ensures it is easy to get whenever you need it. The lanyard of the RRT01 Raptor XP-L protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the RRT01 Raptor XP-L 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 Jetbeam 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

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • rotary switch
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L / RRT01RX photo 1.
Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L / RRT01RX photo 2.
Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L / RRT01RX photo 3.
Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L / RRT01RX photo 4.
Jetbeam RRT01 Raptor XP-L / RRT01RX

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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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