Klarus XT1A 1000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Klarus XT1A (XT1A) 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.
The XT1A lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The mode memory of XT1A contributes to a more seamless and intuitive user experience. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.
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Klarus XT1A (XT1A) specifications
This Klarus flashlight is designed to be compact and handheld, making it easy to carry and maneuver.
|Body diameter||22.8 mm|
|Head diameter||22.7 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 61.5 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models, it can be handy for quick and convenient illumination in emergency situations or for close-range tasks. The length of a flashlight can also impact its balance and weight distribution. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue.
The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. Anodizing enhances the corrosion resistance, hardness, and scratch resistance of the aluminum, while also allowing for a variety of attractive finishes. The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. This flashlight features a captivating black color.
|Emitter||Cree XP-L HD LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
|Switch||mechanical rear, mode pedal rear|
The emitter of XT1A manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The smooth reflector is typically used in flashlights where long-range illumination is a priority, such as searchlights or thrower flashlights. By minimizing light scattering and maximizing light directionality, the smooth reflector can produce a tighter and more concentrated beam that reaches greater distances.
The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission, making the flashlight more effective in darker environments. The XT1A uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. This is particularly helpful in situations where you need to hold or manipulate objects with one hand while using the flashlight with the other hand.
The XT1A has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The placement of the rear switch at the end of the XT1A flashlight facilitates a secure forward grip. This grip allows for better control and handling of the flashlight, especially in situations where precision and stability are important.
The 1000 lm output of XT1A provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 8281 cd, the XT1A flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. Flashlights with a higher cd/lm ratio typically excel in long-range throw and focused beam applications, while flashlights with a lower cd/lm ratio may provide a wider and more evenly distributed beam for closer-range illumination or general-purpose use.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The XT1A has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The XT1A is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed. The SOS signal is recognized as an international distress call and is used to indicate an urgent need for assistance.
|Battery||1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery|
The Klarus XT1A flashlight is powered by 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The XT1A doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary.
The XT1A has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The XT1A flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.
|Package contents||14500 battery with microUSB|
Obtaining a flashlight with an included battery saves you the time and effort of searching for a compatible battery or waiting for a separate battery to arrive. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it provides a more secure and stable hold. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.
The performance of the Klarus XT1A flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.
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