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Wuben C3 1200lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Osram P9 CW LED
1200 lm output
7985 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Wuben C3 (C3) released in 2020. It uses Osram P9 CW LED, reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1200 lm output, 7985 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 179 m.

The flashlight is an indispensable tool for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or night-time exploration, offering guidance and safety. This light has 4 modes of lighting. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of C3 ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors. This Wuben USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

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Wuben C3 (C3) specifications

BrandWuben
NameC3
TypeC3
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1497 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The C3 flashlight allows you to illuminate dark areas, identify potential hazards, or deter threats by shining light on them.

Body

Weight7.3 g
Length121.5 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The C3 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of C3 has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating often has a matte or textured finish, which enhances grip and provides a comfortable feel in the hand. The C3 flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.

System

EmitterOsram P9 CW LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lensconvex
Switchmechanical rear

Osram LEDs are known for their high performance, energy efficiency, and reliability. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. Mechanical switches are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off, eliminating the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.

Performance

Flux1200 lm
Intensity7985 cd
Throw179 m
CD/LM factor6.65

With 1200 lm, the C3 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. With 7985 cd, the C3 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. 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.

Software

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The C3 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The C3 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. 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 a USB power source. When the flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output.

The C3 has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contents18650 battery
2 x spare o-rings
USB Type-C cable
lanyard

With an included battery you can immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications, saving time and allowing you to focus on your tasks or activities. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Instead of searching for compatible O-rings, having spare O-rings readily available allows for convenient and immediate repairs or replacements.

The performance of the Wuben C3 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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