Lumintop EDC18 XPL (2019) review
The Lumintop EDC18 XPL (EDC18X) 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.
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.
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Lumintop EDC18 XPL (EDC18X) specifications
- EDC18 XPL
The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish.
- 76.5 g
- 93.9 mm
- Head diameter
- 27.8 mm
- aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
The emitter of EDC18 XPL manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. A TIR lens works on the principle of total internal reflection. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area.
- 3 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs
- Color temperature
- 5000 K, 6500 K
- electronic side
The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.
- 2800 lm
- 10000 cd
- 200 m
- CD/LM factor
The EDC18 XPL has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The ramping mode of the EDC18 XPL is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range. The EDC18 XPL is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.
- Mode memory
- Ramping mode
The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The EDC18 XPL cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. 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. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The EDC18 XPL is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.
- 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
- Battery indicator
- Charger port
- Thermal regulation
- AUX LEDs
The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.
- Package contents
- 2 x spare o-rings
The performance of the Lumintop EDC18 XPL 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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