Skilhunt DS16 (2016) review
The Skilhunt DS16 (DS16) released in 2016. It uses Cree XP-L HD LED, OP reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 500 lm output, 3969 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 126 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 DS16 (DS16) specifications
The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish.
- 51 g
- 92 mm
- Body diameter
- 22 mm
- Head diameter
- 24 mm
- aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
The emitter of DS16 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The DS16 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. It has an AR coated lens.
- Cree XP-L HD LED
- Color temperature
- 6500 K
- toughtened AR coated glass
- electronic side
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.
- 500 lm
- 3969 cd
- 126 m
- CD/LM factor
The DS16 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 DS16 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.
- 4 modes
- Mode memory
- Ramping mode
The DS16 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.
- 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery
- Battery indicator
- Charger port
- Thermal regulation
- AUX LEDs
The performance of the Skilhunt DS16 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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