Odepro KL41 XPL 1000lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Odepro KL41 XPL (KL41XPL) released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-L V3 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 50000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 447 m.
The KL41 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. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The mode memory of KL41 XPL eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time. 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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Odepro KL41 XPL (KL41XPL) specifications
Flashlights are compact and lightweight, making them highly portable. They can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.
|Body diameter||26 mm|
|Head diameter||48.5 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
It's important to consider personal comfort and intended use when selecting a flashlight, as a heavier flashlight may be more tiring to hold for extended periods or less suitable for activities that require lightweight portability. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. Aluminium body of KL41 XPL is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.
The body of KL41 XPL flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish. The KL41 XPL flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||Cree XP-L V3 LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
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 primary function of the smooth reflector (SMO) is to precisely focus and project the light emitted from the light source into a defined beam pattern. The smooth surface allows for greater reflectivity and light concentration, resulting in a more focused and intense beam with a longer throw distance.
This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. The KL41 XPL has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches are known for their durability and reliability. They are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. The KL41 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.
With 1000 lm, the KL41 XPL flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. The KL41 XPL flashlight with 50000 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.
The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The KL41 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 strobe function on the KL41 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 KL41 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 18650 Li-Ion battery|
The power source of the KL41 XPL flashlight is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The KL41 XPL cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. When the KL41 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.
Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions, such as prolonged high-output use or exposure to high ambient temperatures. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.
|Package contents||18650 battery|
2 x spare o-rings
By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the additional expense of purchasing a battery separately. Attaching a lanyard to your KL41 XPL flashlight provides an additional layer of security, reducing the risk of accidental drops or loss. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.
The performance of the Odepro KL41 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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