Okluma DC1 Brass 800lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

3 x Nichia 219C LEDs
800 lm output
8000 cd intensity
1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery

The Okluma DC1 Brass (DC1B) released in 2017. It uses 3 x Nichia 219C LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 800 lm output, 8000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 179 m.

The DC1 Brass lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of DC1 Brass. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The mode memory of DC1 Brass eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time.

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Okluma DC1 Brass (DC1B) specifications

NameDC1 Brass
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The DC1 Brass flashlight enhance personal safety and security. It allows you to illuminate dark areas, identify potential hazards, or deter threats by shining light on them.


Weight144 g
Length89.5 mm
Head diameter25.2 mm

The DC1 Brass generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. The length of a flashlight can also impact its balance and weight distribution. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue. The DC1 Brass flashlight is offered in a stylish brass color.


Emitter3 x Nichia 219C LEDs
Color temperature4500 K
Switchelectronic rear

Nichia LEDs are renowned for their exceptional color quality, high efficiency, and long lifespan. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The TIR lens of DC1 Brass can minimize light loss and achieve high light output by capturing and redirecting a significant portion of the emitted light. This can result in improved overall beam quality, better beam control, and reduced stray light.

The DC1 Brass has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation. The placement of the rear switch at the end of the DC1 Brass flashlight facilitates a secure forward grip. This grip allows for better control and handling of the flashlight, especially in situations where precision and stability are important.


Flux800 lm
Intensity8000 cd
Throw179 m
CD/LM factor10

With 800 lm, the DC1 Brass 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. With 8000 cd, the DC1 Brass flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances.

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output. It quantifies the concentration of light emitted by the flashlight in relation to the total amount of light produced.


Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The DC1 Brass 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.


Battery1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationyes

The power source of the DC1 Brass flashlight is 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The DC1 Brass cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. When the DC1 Brass 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.

The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.


Package contents18350 battery
wooden box

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the additional expense of purchasing a battery separately. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight.

The performance of the Okluma DC1 Brass 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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