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Okluma DC1 Brass 800lm flashlight 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 flashlight 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.

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Okluma DC1 Brass / DC1B

The DC1 Brass flashlight 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 DC1 Brass 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.

Okluma DC1 Brass specifications

BrandOkluma
NameDC1 Brass
TypeDC1B
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1407 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The DC1 Brass flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

Okluma DC1 Brass / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight144 g
Length89.5 mm
Head diameter25.2 mm
Materialbrass
Colorsbrass

The DC1 Brass is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. 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 DC1 Brass flashlight comes in a stylish brass color.

Okluma DC1 Brass / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter3 x Nichia 219C LEDs
Color temperature4500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic rear

Their exceptional color quality is a well-known characteristic of Nichia LEDs. They are also known for their high efficiency and long lifespan. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The TIR lens of the DC1 Brass can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. The DC1 Brass flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

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. The DC1 Brass flashlight has 8000 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.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

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.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The DC1 Brass flashlight's power source is 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The DC1 Brass 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 contents18350 battery
clip
wooden box

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the DC1 Brass 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 Okluma 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
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • moderated performance
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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Okluma DC1 Brass / DC1B

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David Hagon
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