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Klarus XT2C flashlight review

Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
1100 lm output
14762 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Klarus XT2C flashlight released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HI V3 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1100 lm output, 14762 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 243 m.

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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 XT2C, then tell us.

Klarus XT2C / XT2C

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The XT2C'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 XT2C specifications

BrandKlarus
NameXT2C
TypeXT2C
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1420 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

A flashlight provides reassurance and confidence. It is helpful in unfamiliar or dangerous places.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight81 g
Length135 mm
Body diameter25 mm
Head diameter26.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The 81 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

Klarus XT2C / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HI V3 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
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. The advantage of the orange peel (OP) reflector is that it can minimize glare and reduce eye strain. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments.

The XT2C 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. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off. This removes the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1100 lm
Intensity14762 cd
Throw243 m
CD/LM factor13.42

The 1100 lm output of XT2C provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The XT2C flashlight has 14762 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. 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.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
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 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. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect.

Features, battery, protections

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

The Klarus XT2C flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The XT2C doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions. 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
2 x spare o-rings
lanyard
nylon holster

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. The flashlight package is thoughtful, it has a holster. It offers you a practical and secure way to store your flashlight. The lanyard of the XT2C protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. 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 XT2C 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
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

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

Photos

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Klarus XT2C / XT2C

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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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