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Klarus XT1A flashlight review

Cree XP-L HD LED
1000 lm output
8281 cd intensity
1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery

The Klarus XT1A flashlight was released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 8281 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 182 m.

Want to know if this Klarus flashlight stands out? Keep going!

Table of Contents

  • Klarus XT1A 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

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Klarus XT1A / XT1A

The XT1A flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The XT1A's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Klarus XT1A specifications

BrandKlarus
NameXT1A
TypeXT1A
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1458 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Klarus flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

Klarus XT1A / 4

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight61.5 g
Length107.7 mm
Body diameter22.8 mm
Head diameter22.7 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The 61.5 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

Klarus XT1A / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HD LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical 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 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 on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments.

The XT1A 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 XT1A flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

Klarus XT1A / 1

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1000 lm
Intensity8281 cd
Throw182 m
CD/LM factor8.28

The 1000 lm output of XT1A provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The XT1A flashlight has 8281 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.

Klarus XT1A / 3

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 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. The XT1A flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Klarus XT1A flashlight is powered by 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. The XT1A doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. 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 contents14500 battery with microUSB
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable
spare o-ring

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. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. 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 XT1A 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
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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