Ultratac A1 600lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Ultratac A1 (A1) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L V5 LED, OP reflector and 1 x AA battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 600 lm output, 2756 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 105 m.
The A1 lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode.
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Ultratac A1 (A1) specifications
The presence of a flashlight can provide a sense of reassurance and confidence in unfamiliar or potentially dangerous environments.
|Body diameter||18.5 mm|
|Head diameter||18.5 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 26 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models, it can be handy for quick and convenient illumination in emergency situations or for close-range tasks. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. Anodizing enhances the corrosion resistance, hardness, and scratch resistance of the aluminum, while also allowing for a variety of attractive finishes.
The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. This flashlight features a captivating black color.
|Emitter||Cree XP-L V5 LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||AR coated glass|
Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The A1 has an OP reflector. The advantage of the orange peel (OP) reflector is that it can minimize glare and reduce eye strain, as the diffused light is gentler on the eyes compared to a focused, concentrated beam.
The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission, making the flashlight more effective in darker environments. The A1 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The A1 uses a reear switch. Rear switches are commonly found on tactical flashlights designed for law enforcement, military, and self-defense purposes. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary activation or constant-on activation, enabling rapid response and tactical maneuvering.
If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 600 lm can be adequate. With 2756 cd, the A1 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 distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. Flashlights with a higher cd/lm ratio typically excel in long-range throw and focused beam applications, while flashlights with a lower cd/lm ratio may provide a wider and more evenly distributed beam for closer-range illumination or general-purpose use.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.
|Battery||1 x AA battery|
The A1 flashlight utilizes 1 x AA battery as its power source. The A1 doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. The A1 flashlight doesn't have built-in LVP, it is recommended to use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. The protective circuit of battery helps safeguard the battery from various potential risks and ensures safe and reliable operation.
This flashlight doesn't have built-in temperature control. Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements for heat dissipation, such as heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the A1 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The A1 flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.
|Package contents||AA battery|
The included battery is selected by the manufacturer to ensure optimal compatibility and performance with the A1 flashlight. The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items, enabling convenient hands-free carry. This is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks.
The performance of the Ultratac A1 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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