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Lumintop EDC18 XPL flashlight review

3 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs
2800 lm output
10000 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Lumintop EDC18 XPL flashlight was released in 2019. It uses 3 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2800 lm output, 10000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 200 m.

Curious if this Lumintop flashlight is great? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • Lumintop EDC18 XPL 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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Lumintop EDC18 XPL / EDC18X

The EDC18 XPL flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Lumintop EDC18 XPL specifications

BrandLumintop
NameEDC18 XPL
TypeEDC18X
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1459 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The EDC18 XPL flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Lumintop EDC18 XPL / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight76.5 g
Length93.9 mm
Head diameter27.8 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 76.5 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the EDC18 XPL has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The EDC18 XPL flashlight is available in black.

Lumintop EDC18 XPL / 4

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter3 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

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 TIR lens makes the LED light collimated. It does this into efficient, well-controlled beams. These beams maximize the usable lumens in the target area. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Lumintop EDC18 XPL / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2800 lm
Intensity10000 cd
Throw200 m
CD/LM factor3.57

With 2800 lm, the EDC18 XPL flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The EDC18 XPL flashlight has 10000 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Lumintop EDC18 XPL / 2

Software, user interface, modes

FirmwareAnduril
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

The Anduril firmware is an open-source firmware developed for flashlights. The design offers advanced control and customization options. 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 EDC18 XPL's ramping mode is easy to use. It lets you smoothly change the output over its whole range. Strobe mode on EDC18 XPL flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes

The Lumintop EDC18 XPL flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The EDC18 XPL cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. The EDC18 XPL flashlight is magnetic. It lets you attach the flashlight to metal surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip
diffuser
lanyard

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. Attaching a lanyard to your EDC18 XPL flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. 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 EDC18 XPL 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 Lumintop 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
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • Anduril firmware
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • clip

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs

Photos

Lumintop EDC18 XPL / EDC18X photo 1.
Lumintop EDC18 XPL / EDC18X photo 2.
Lumintop EDC18 XPL / EDC18X photo 3.
Lumintop EDC18 XPL / EDC18X photo 4.
Lumintop EDC18 XPL / EDC18X photo 5.
Lumintop EDC18 XPL / EDC18X

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