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Klarus XT11 flashlight review

Cree XM-L2 LED
1060 lm output
14538 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Klarus XT11 flashlight released in 2019. It uses Cree XM-L2 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1060 lm output, 14538 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 241 m.

Curious if the XT11 shines bright? You'll find out soon!

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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 XT11, then tell us.

Klarus XT11 / XT11

The XT11 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the XT11, it will start from the default or first mode in the sequence. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Klarus XT11 specifications

BrandKlarus
NameXT11
TypeXT11
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1420 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

This Klarus flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Klarus XT11 / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight132 g
Length149 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter35 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The XT11 is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for XT11 flashlight. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

Klarus XT11 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XM-L2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, mode pedal 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 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. The XT11 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 XT11 flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1060 lm
Intensity14538 cd
Throw241 m
CD/LM factor13.72

The 1060 lm output of XT11 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The XT11 flashlight has 14538 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The XT11 flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The XT11 flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The XT11 doesn't have charger port. The XT11 flashlight lacks built-in LVP. You should use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. 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.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The included battery is picked to match the power needs of the XT11 flashlight. This ensures reliable and efficient operation. The package includes a holster. It is designed to protectively store your flashlight. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. 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 XT11 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
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Klarus XT11 / XT11

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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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