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Klarus XT2CR flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HD LED
1600 lm output
14400 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Klarus XT2CR flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1600 lm output, 14400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 240 m.

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Table of Contents

  • Klarus XT2CR 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 XT2CR / XT2CR

The XT2CR flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The XT2CR flashlight recalls the last used mode. So, you don't need to access higher brightness levels unless you need to. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. This USB rechargeable flashlight has become popular. It's a top choice for both everyday and demanding use.

Klarus XT2CR specifications

BrandKlarus
NameXT2CR
TypeXT2CR
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1442 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

Flashlights let you navigate in the dark. They help you find supplies and signal for help. They also provide comfort and security in tough times.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight88.5 g
Length139 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter25.6 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
camo

An extremely lightweight handheld flashlight weighs 88.5 g. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for XT2CR flashlight. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The XT2CR offers an impressive assortment of captivating colors: black, camo.

Klarus XT2CR / 3

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HD LED
Color temperature6500 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 more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. If you need long-range light, get a flashlight with a smooth reflector. It will have more throw distance. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. The XT2CR 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 XT2CR flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

Klarus XT2CR / 4

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1600 lm
Intensity14400 cd
Throw240 m
CD/LM factor9

The 1600 lm output of XT2CR provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The XT2CR flashlight has 14400 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 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 XT2CR is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The XT2CR flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. It works with a USB power source. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. 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
microUSB cable
nylon holster

The included battery is picked to match the power needs of the XT2CR flashlight. This ensures reliable and efficient operation. The package includes a holster. It is designed to protectively store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the XT2CR 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
  • body color options
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • 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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