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Mateminco G01 XPL 1200lm headlamp review: Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HD LED
1200 lm output
8500 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Mateminco G01 XPL headlamp released in 2020. It uses Cree XP-L HD LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 1200 lm output, 8500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 184 m.

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Mateminco G01 XPL / G01XPL

Wear this headlamp on your head or helmet, you can direct the light where you look. This leaves your hands free for tasks or activities. With mode memory, when you turn off the G01 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. The G01 XPL may also support other charging methods. These include solar panels or hand-cranked mechanisms.

Mateminco G01 XPL specifications

BrandMateminco
NameG01 XPL
TypeG01XPL
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1404 user votes.
Launch2020
Formheadlamp

This headlamp lets you aim the beam where you need it. It gives better sight and cuts the risk of accidents or mistakes.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight122 g
Length124 mm
Head diameter24.8 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
gray
green
silver

The flashlight weighs 122 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The G01 XPL flashlight comes in many colors. The choice of color can serve different purposes and preferences.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HD LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic 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 advantage of the orange peel (OP) reflector is that it can minimize glare and reduce eye strain. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1200 lm
Intensity8500 cd
Throw184 m
CD/LM factor7.08

The 1200 lm output of G01 XPL provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The G01 XPL flashlight has 8500 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. 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 light doesn't have predefined brightness levels or fixed modes. Instead, the ramping mode lets you adjust the light smoothly within a specific range. The G01 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 indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx7
AUX LEDsyes
Magneticyes

The G01 XPL flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage.

The G01 XPL has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "7" in the IPx7 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged. Auxiliary LEDs usually use less power than the main light source. For example, a white LED. This flashlight has a magnetic base. It lets it easily stick to metal surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18350 tube
2 x spare o-rings
clip
headband
lanyard

The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items. This enables convenient hands-free carry. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. 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 G01 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 Mateminco 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
  • body color options
  • warm light
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • adequate performance
  • Anduril firmware
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • auxiliary LEDs
  • magnetic
  • clip

Cons

  • none

Photos

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Mateminco G01 XPL / G01XPL

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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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