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Skilhunt M200 XP-L HD flashlight review

Cree XP-L HD LED
1100 lm output
7300 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Skilhunt M200 XP-L HD flashlight was released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1100 lm output, 7300 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 171 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Skilhunt M200 XP-L HD specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Skilhunt M200 XP-L HD / M200XPLHD

The M200 XP-L HD flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. This light has 8 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The M200 XP-L HD's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight. You can use it with alternative power sources.

Skilhunt M200 XP-L HD specifications

BrandSkilhunt
NameM200 XP-L HD
TypeM200XPLHD
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1473 user votes.
Launch2018
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

Weight44 g
Length104.5 mm
Body diameter22 mm
Head diameter23.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 44 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the M200 XP-L HD has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The M200 XP-L HD flashlight is available in black.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HD LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1100 lm
Intensity7300 cd
Throw171 m
CD/LM factor6.64

With 1100 lm, the M200 XP-L HD flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The M200 XP-L HD flashlight has 7300 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. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes8 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 M200 XP-L HD flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmagnetic USB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes

The M200 XP-L HD flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The M200 XP-L HD 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.

The M200 XP-L HD has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. The M200 XP-L HD flashlight is magnetic. It lets you attach the flashlight to metal surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
silicone insert

The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. Attaching a lanyard to your M200 XP-L HD flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the M200 XP-L HD 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 Skilhunt 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
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • clip

Cons

  • no auxiliary LEDs

Photos

Skilhunt M200 XP-L HD / M200XPLHD photo 1.
Skilhunt M200 XP-L HD / M200XPLHD photo 2.
Skilhunt M200 XP-L HD / M200XPLHD photo 3.
Skilhunt M200 XP-L HD / M200XPLHD

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Updated: April 23, 2024

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.