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Sunwayman C12CC 820lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

1 x Cree XM-L2 U2 LED (main), 1 x Cree XP-G2 R5 LED (side)
820 lm output
11025 cd intensity
1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery

The Sunwayman C12CC flashlight released in 2017. It uses 1 x Cree XM-L2 U2 LED (main), 1 x Cree XP-G2 R5 LED (side), OP reflector and 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 820 lm output, 11025 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 210 m.

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Sunwayman C12CC / C12CC

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. This light has 4 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function. 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.

Sunwayman C12CC specifications

BrandSunwayman
NameC12CC
TypeC12CC
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1396 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

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

Sunwayman C12CC / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight45.8 g
Length84 mm
Body diameter24 mm
Head diameter28 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 45.8 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the C12CC has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. The C12CC flashlight is available in black.

Sunwayman C12CC / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter1 x Cree XM-L2 U2 LED (main), 1 x Cree XP-G2 R5 LED (side)
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR 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 C12CC has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. 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.

Sunwayman C12CC / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux820 lm
Intensity11025 cd
Throw210 m
CD/LM factor13.45

With 820 lm, the C12CC flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The C12CC flashlight has 11025 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 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

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
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 C12CC flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The C12CC flashlight utilizes 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The C12CC 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.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsclip
lanyard
spare o-ring

The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. 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 C12CC 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 Sunwayman 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
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no mode memory
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Sunwayman C12CC / C12CC

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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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