Lumintop FW21 XPL 2800lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Lumintop FW21 XPL (FW21X) released in 2019. It uses 3 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 21700 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 FW21 XPL is a powerful and reliable flashlight. With its impressive illumination capabilities and durable construction, it serves as an exceptional lighting tool for various situations and environments. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the FW21 XPL flashlight. Since the FW21 XPL flashlight automatically recalls the last used mode, there is no need to access higher brightness levels or additional features unless specifically required. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers
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Lumintop FW21 XPL (FW21X) specifications
Flashlights enable you to navigate in the dark, locate supplies, signal for help, or provide comfort and security in challenging circumstances.
|Head diameter||27 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 67.5 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for FW21 XPL flashlight. The body of FW21 XPL flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish. This flashlight comes in a sleek silver color option.
|Emitter||3 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs|
|Color temperature||5000 K|
Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The TIR lens of FW21 XPL consists of a single-piece lens made of a transparent material, typically acrylic or polycarbonate. Its shape and internal geometry are designed to achieve specific light distribution patterns, such as flood or spot beams, by manipulating the behavior of light rays.
The FW21 XPL has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation. The FW21 XPL uses a reear switch. Rear switches are commonly found on tactical flashlights designed for law enforcement, military, and self-defense purposes. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary activation or constant-on activation, enabling rapid response and tactical maneuvering.
The 2800 lm output of FW21 XPL provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 10000 cd, the FW21 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 distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 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.
The Anduril firmware has gained popularity among flashlight enthusiasts due to its versatility, ease of use, and the ability to customize flashlight behavior. The FW21 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 FW21 XPL flashlight with ramping mode has a user interface that enables you to control the brightness level by pressing and holding a button.
The strobe function on the FW21 XPL flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The FW21 XPL has an SOS signal mode. The SOS code consists of three short signals, followed by three long signals, and then three short signals again.
|Battery||1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery|
The power source of the FW21 XPL flashlight is 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The FW21 XPL doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. When the FW21 XPL flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.
The FW21 XPL has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The FW21 XPL flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.
|Package contents||2 x spare o-rings|
Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.
The performance of the Lumintop FW21 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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