Lumintop EDC18 XPL 2800lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
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.
The EDC18 XPL flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations or when you need instant visibility. 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
The EDC18 XPL flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.
|Head diameter||27.8 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 76.5 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. Aluminium body of EDC18 XPL is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.
The HAIII coating can also enhance the visual appearance of the flashlight. It offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The EDC18 XPL flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||3 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs|
|Color temperature||5000 K, 6500 K|
The emitter of EDC18 XPL 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. 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. The EDC18 XPL utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.
With 2800 lm, the EDC18 XPL flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. With 10000 cd, the EDC18 XPL flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances.
The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.
The Anduril firmware is an open-source firmware developed for flashlights. It is designed to provide advanced control and customization options, offering a high degree of flexibility and functionality. The EDC18 XPL 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 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. The SOS signal is recognized as an international distress call and is used to indicate an urgent need for assistance.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
The Lumintop EDC18 XPL flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. 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 "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the EDC18 XPL flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress. The EDC18 XPL is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.
|Package contents||2 x spare o-rings|
The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items, enabling convenient hands-free carry. This is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks. Attaching a lanyard to your EDC18 XPL flashlight provides an additional layer of security, reducing the risk of accidental drops or loss. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.
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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