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Klarus 360X1 flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HD LED
1800 lm output
15129 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Klarus 360X1 flashlight released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 15129 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 246 m.

Excited to learn if the 360X1 lives up to expectations? Read on!

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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 Klarus 360X1, then tell us.

Klarus 360X1 / 360X1

The 360X1 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 4 modes of lighting. The 360X1 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. This Klarus USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

Klarus 360X1 specifications

BrandKlarus
Name360X1
Type360X1
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1424 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The 360X1 flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

Klarus 360X1 / 3

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight113 g
Length141.8 mm
Body diameter27 mm
Head diameter29 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The 360X1 is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. 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. The aluminium body of the 360X1 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 360X1 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Klarus 360X1 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HD LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, omni-directional rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The 360X1 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

Klarus 360X1 / 4

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1800 lm
Intensity15129 cd
Throw246 m
CD/LM factor8.41

With 1800 lm, the 360X1 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The 360X1 flashlight has 15129 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Klarus 360X1 / 1

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The 360X1's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The 360X1 flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The built-in charger allows for convenient and versatile charging. You can use various USB power sources to recharge the battery. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare o-ring

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the 360X1 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 Klarus 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
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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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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