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Mecarmy PT26 3850lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

9 x Cree XP-G2 S4 LEDs
3850 lm output
21483 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Mecarmy PT26 flashlight released in 2017. It uses 9 x Cree XP-G2 S4 LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3850 lm output, 21483 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 293 m.

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Mecarmy PT26 / PT26

The PT26 is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the PT26 flashlight. This light has 4 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the PT26 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. This USB rechargeable flashlight has become popular. It's a top choice for both everyday and demanding use.

Mecarmy PT26 specifications

BrandMecarmy
NamePT26
TypePT26
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1396 user votes.
Launch2017
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.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight251 g
Length125.4 mm
Body diameter34 mm
Head diameter53 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 251 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. 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 PT26 flashlight. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter9 x Cree XP-G2 S4 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

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 PT26's TIR lens is made of a single piece of transparent material. This material is typically acrylic or polycarbonate. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux3850 lm
Intensity21483 cd
Throw293 m
CD/LM factor5.58

The PT26 flashlight has 3850 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The PT26 flashlight has 21483 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

Modes4 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. The PT26 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 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialspowerbank function

The PT26 flashlight utilizes 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. 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. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The PT26 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. This flashlight has a powerbank. It has a convenient and versatile feature. It lets them serve as a portable charger for electronic devices.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 adapter
2 x spare o-rings
26650 battery
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster

The included battery is picked by the manufacturer. It is picked for the best compatibility and performance with the PT26 flashlight. The package includes a holster. It is designed to protectively store your flashlight. 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 PT26 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 Mecarmy 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

  • aluminium body
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • adapter included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no battery indicator
  • 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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