Wowtac A5 (2019) review

Cree XHP70 LED
3650 lm output
13750 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Wowtac A5 (A5) released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP70 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3650 lm output, 13750 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 235 m.

This light has 5 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. The A5 flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Wowtac A5 (A5) specifications

Rated 3/5 based on 1055 user votes.


The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight145 g
Length115 mm
Body diameter32.5 mm
Head diameter35 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish


The emitter of A5 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The A5 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. It has an AR coated lens.

EmitterCree XHP70 LED
Color temperature5000 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic 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.

Flux3650 lm
Intensity13750 cd
Throw235 m
CD/LM factor3.77


The A5 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 A5 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with any USB power source. 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. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
Thermal regulationyes


The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
microUSB cable

The performance of the Wowtac A5 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Wowtac A5, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Wowtac A5 (A5) pictures

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