Skilhunt DS15 300lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
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.
The DS15 flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. 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
The DS15 flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.
|Body diameter||22 mm|
|Head diameter||24 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 47 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands. Aluminium body of DS15 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.
HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. The DS15 flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||Cree XM-L2 LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
The emitter of DS15 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The DS15 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better.
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 DS15 utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.
300 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks, it may not be sufficient for certain scenarios or individuals with specific requirements. With 2400 cd, the DS15 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. 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 DS15 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 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.
|Battery||1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery|
The Skilhunt DS15 flashlight is powered by 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. 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 "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress. The DS15 is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.
|Package contents||2 x spare o-rings|
With a clip, you can securely fasten the flashlight to a reachable location, ensuring it is easily accessible whenever you need it. By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. 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 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.
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