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Magicshine MOD 20 flashlight review

Cree XP-L2 HD LED
1100 lm output
10000 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Magicshine MOD 20 flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L2 HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1100 lm output, 10000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 200 m.

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Table of Contents

  • Magicshine MOD 20 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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Magicshine MOD 20 / MOD20

The MOD 20 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The MOD 20 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Magicshine MOD 20 specifications

BrandMagicshine
NameMOD 20
TypeMOD20
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1443 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The MOD 20 flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight101 g
Length132 mm
Body diameter25 mm
Head diameter27 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The MOD 20 is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the MOD 20 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The MOD 20 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L2 HD LED
Color temperature4500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The MOD 20 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch is at the end of the MOD 20 flashlight. It helps you hold it securely.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1100 lm
Intensity10000 cd
Throw200 m
CD/LM factor9.09
CRI90

With 1100 lm, the MOD 20 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The MOD 20 flashlight has 10000 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. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output. If accurate color is a priority for you, choose a flashlight with a CRI of 90 or above. The MOD 20 flashlight has a CRI of 90. It provides true-to-life colors. This makes it ideal for tasks where accurate color discrimination is crucial.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. 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. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

Features, battery, protections

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

The MOD 20 flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. The MOD 20 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsclip
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. The lanyard of the MOD 20 protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the MOD 20 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 Magicshine 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
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • superior CRI
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

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

Photos

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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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