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Rofis KR20 1100lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HI LED
1100 lm output
28360 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Rofis KR20 flashlight released in 2016. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1100 lm output, 28360 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 337 m.

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Rofis KR20 / KR20

The KR20 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 6 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight. You can use it with alternative power sources.

Rofis KR20 specifications

BrandRofis
NameKR20
TypeKR20
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1417 user votes.
Launch2016
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight118 g
Length136.5 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter34.8 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 118 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the KR20 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The KR20 flashlight is available in black.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HI LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The KR20 has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

The KR20 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The KR20 flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1100 lm
Intensity28360 cd
Throw337 m
CD/LM factor25.78

With 1100 lm, the KR20 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The KR20 flashlight has 28360 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes6 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. Strobe mode on KR20 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Rofis KR20 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The KR20 flashlight can charge from a USB power source. This source can be a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

This light does not have temperature control feature. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery
2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare USB plug

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your KR20. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. Attaching a lanyard to your KR20 flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the KR20 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 Rofis 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
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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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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