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Lumintop Tool25 XPL 500lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HD LED
500 lm output
2070 cd intensity
2 x AA batteries

The Lumintop Tool25 XPL flashlight released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HD LED, SMO reflector and 2 x AA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 500 lm output, 2070 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 91 m.

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Lumintop Tool25 XPL / TOOL25X

The Tool25 XPL is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The lack of mode memory means you need to adjust the flashlight's settings each time you turn it on. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Lumintop Tool25 XPL specifications

BrandLumintop
NameTool25 XPL
TypeTOOL25X
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1419 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light where you need it.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight35.5 g
Length138.5 mm
Body diameter18.5 mm
Head diameter18.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The Tool25 XPL is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the Tool25 XPL has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The body of Tool25 XPL flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The Tool25 XPL flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HD LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, rotary front

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 smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens.

The Tool25 XPL flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the Tool25 XPL is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux500 lm
Intensity2070 cd
Throw91 m
CD/LM factor4.14

500 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The Tool25 XPL flashlight has 2070 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 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

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations.

Features, battery, protections

Battery2 x AA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Tool25 XPL flashlight utilizes 2 x AA batteries as its power source. The Tool25 XPL cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements to dissipate heat. These elements include heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity.

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.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
diffuser
lanyard

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Tool25 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
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • rotary switch
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • dust protected
  • waterproof

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Lumintop Tool25 XPL / TOOL25X

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David Hagon
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