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Klarus XT11X flashlight review

Cree XHP70.2 LED
3200 lm output
20022 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Klarus XT11X flashlight was released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP70.2 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3200 lm output, 20022 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 283 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Klarus XT11X specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Klarus XT11X / XT11X

The XT11X is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. This flashlight does not have memory function. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight.

Klarus XT11X specifications

BrandKlarus
NameXT11X
TypeXT11X
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1453 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Klarus flashlight is compact and handheld.

Klarus XT11X / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight136 g
Length150.8 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter41 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 136 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. The aluminium body of the XT11X has a reputation for being durable and strong. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. The XT11X flashlight is available in black.

Klarus XT11X / 3

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP70.2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear, mode pedal rear

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The XT11X has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. The AR coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. The XT11X flashlight has multiple switch options. The flashlight has electronic switches.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation.

Klarus XT11X / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux3200 lm
Intensity20022 cd
Throw283 m
CD/LM factor6.26

The XT11X flashlight has 3200 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The XT11X flashlight has 20022 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. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Klarus XT11X / 4

Software, user interface, modes

Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

Features, battery, protections

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

The Klarus XT11X flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection.

Accessories, package contents

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

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your XT11X. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot.

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
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no mode memory
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Klarus XT11X / XT11X

Comparisons

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Updated: April 23, 2024

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.