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Wuben A9 12000lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

3 x Cree XHP70.2 LEDs
12000 lm output
44100 cd intensity
1 x ABG10200 Li-Ion battery pack

The Wuben A9 flashlight released in 2020. It uses 3 x Cree XHP70.2 LEDs, OP reflector and 1 x ABG10200 Li-Ion battery pack. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 12000 lm output, 44100 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 420 m.

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Wuben A9 / A9

The A9 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 4 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The A9'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.

Wuben A9 specifications

BrandWuben
NameA9
TypeA9
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1440 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light where you need it.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight447 g
Length215 mm
Head diameter68 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 447 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the A9 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The A9 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter3 x Cree XHP70.2 LEDs
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 designers of the A9 incorporated an orange peel reflector to enhance the beam. It does this by diffusing the light from the light source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux12000 lm
Intensity44100 cd
Throw420 m
CD/LM factor3.68

Flashlights with very high lumen outputs demand a substantial amount of power. The A9 flashlight has 44100 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.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 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. The A9 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 ABG10200 Li-Ion battery pack
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes, on special battery
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The A9 flashlight utilizes 1 x ABG10200 Li-Ion battery pack as its power source. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The A9 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
ABG10200 Li-Ion battery pack
USB Type-C cable
shoulder strap
wall adapter

The included battery lets you immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications. It saves time and allows you to focus on your tasks or activities. 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 A9 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 Wuben 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

  • aluminium body
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • adapter included

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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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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