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Skilhunt DS15 (2015) review

2015
Cree XM-L2 LED
300 lm output
2400 cd intensity
1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery

The Skilhunt DS15 (DS15) released in 2015. It uses Cree XM-L2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 300 lm output, 2400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 98 m.

This light has 4 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.

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Skilhunt DS15 (DS15) specifications

Brand
Skilhunt
Name
DS15
Type
DS15
Rating
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Launch
2015
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
47 g
Length
76 mm
Body diameter
22 mm
Head diameter
24 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of DS15 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The DS15 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XM-L2 LED
Color temperature
6500 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
Switch
electronic side

Performance

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
300 lm
Intensity
2400 cd
Throw
98 m
CD/LM factor
8

Software

The DS15 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The DS15 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes
4 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
no

Features

The DS15 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. This light does not have temperature control feature. The DS15 is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.

Battery
1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
no
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
no
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
yes

Accessories

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard

The performance of the Skilhunt DS15 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Skilhunt DS15, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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