Klarus XT2C 1100lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Klarus XT2C (XT2C) 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.
This flashlight has a wide range of applications across various domains. It is an indispensable tool for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or night-time exploration, offering guidance and safety. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The mode memory of XT2C 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 XT2C (XT2C) specifications
The presence of a flashlight can provide a sense of reassurance and confidence in unfamiliar or potentially dangerous environments.
|Body diameter||25 mm|
|Head diameter||26.4 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 81 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 ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. 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 often has a matte or textured finish, which enhances grip and provides a comfortable feel in the hand. This can be particularly useful in situations where a secure grip on the flashlight is essential, such as in wet or slippery conditions. This flashlight features a captivating black color.
|Emitter||Cree XP-L HI V3 LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
|Switch||mechanical rear, mode pedal rear|
The emitter of XT2C 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 XT2C has an OP reflector. The advantage of the orange peel (OP) reflector is that it can minimize glare and reduce eye strain, as the diffused light is gentler on the eyes compared to a focused, concentrated beam.
The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission, making the flashlight more effective in darker environments. The XT2C 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 XT2C 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 rear switch of XT2C is designed to be rugged and durable, capable of withstanding harsh conditions and repeated use.
The 1100 lm output of XT2C provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. The XT2C flashlight with 14762 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required. 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 XT2C 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 XT2C is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
The Klarus XT2C flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The XT2C 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. This light does not have temperature control feature. The XT2C flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.
|Package contents||18650 battery|
2 x spare o-rings
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 flashlight package is thoughtfully equipped with a holster, offering you a practical and secure storage solution for your flashlight. The lanyard of XT2C helps protect the flashlight from accidental damage by preventing it from falling or hitting the ground. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.
The performance of the Klarus XT2C 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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