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Klarus XT1C 700lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
700 lm output
11025 cd intensity
1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery

The Klarus XT1C (XT1C) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HI V3 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 700 lm output, 11025 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 210 m.

The XT1C flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The mode memory of XT1C eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers

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Klarus XT1C (XT1C) specifications

BrandKlarus
NameXT1C
TypeXT1C
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1364 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

Unlike ambient or overhead lighting sources, flashlights allow you to direct the light exactly where you need it.

Body

Weight47.5 g
Length85 mm
Body diameter23.2 mm
Head diameter25.2 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The XT1C is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of XT1C has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The XT1C flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.

System

EmitterCree XP-L HI V3 LED
Color temperature5800 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, mode pedal rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The primary function of the smooth reflector (SMO) is to precisely focus and project the light emitted from the light source 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 multiple switch configuration on the XT1C flashlight can be a useful option, providing additional versatility and convenience in operating the flashlight. Mechanical switches are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary activation or constant-on activation, enabling rapid response and tactical maneuvering.

Performance

Flux700 lm
Intensity11025 cd
Throw210 m
CD/LM factor15.75

With 700 lm, the XT1C flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The XT1C flashlight with 11025 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.

Software

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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 XT1C is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Features

Battery1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The power source of the XT1C flashlight is 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The XT1C cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. When the flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contents16340 battery
clip
lanyard
spare o-ring

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the additional expense of purchasing a battery separately. The clip is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Klarus XT1C 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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