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Lumintop FW1A XPL flashlight review

Cree XP-L HI LED
1200 lm output
34130 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Lumintop FW1A XPL flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1200 lm output, 34130 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 369 m.

Wondering if this Lumintop flashlight is a must-have? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • Lumintop FW1A 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 FW1A XPL / FW1AX

The FW1A XPL flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. With mode memory, when you turn off the FW1A XPL and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Lumintop FW1A XPL specifications

BrandLumintop
NameFW1A XPL
TypeFW1AX
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1460 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.

Lumintop FW1A XPL / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight57 g
Length100.8 mm
Body diameter25.5 mm
Head diameter25.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorssilver

An extremely lightweight handheld flashlight weighs 57 g. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for FW1A XPL flashlight. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This flashlight comes in a sleek silver color option.

Lumintop FW1A XPL / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HI LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorOP
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic rear

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The OP reflector is a specific type of reflector, it is commonly used in flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation. It enables rapid response and tactical moves.

Lumintop FW1A XPL / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1200 lm
Intensity34130 cd
Throw369 m
CD/LM factor28.44

The 1200 lm output of FW1A XPL provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The FW1A XPL flashlight has 34130 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software, user interface, modes

FirmwareAnduril
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Users know Anduril firmware for its user-friendly interface and extensive feature set. 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 FW1A XPL flashlight has ramping mode. Its user interface lets you control the brightness by pressing and holding a button. The FW1A XPL flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features, battery, protections

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

The FW1A XPL flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The FW1A XPL doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The FW1A XPL has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. 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 contentsclip

The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items. This enables convenient hands-free carry.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the FW1A 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
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • Anduril firmware
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

Lumintop FW1A XPL / FW1AX photo 1.
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Lumintop FW1A XPL / FW1AX photo 4.
Lumintop FW1A XPL / FW1AX

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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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