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Wuben C5 flashlight review

Osram P9 LED
700 lm output
3950 cd intensity
1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery

The Wuben C5 flashlight was released in 2020. It uses Osram P9 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 700 lm output, 3950 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 126 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Wuben C5 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Wuben C5 / C5

The C5 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 4 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.

Wuben C5 specifications

BrandWuben
NameC5
TypeC5
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1411 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

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

Wuben C5 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight35 g
Length87.5 mm
Head diameter21.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsgold
gray

The flashlight weighs 35 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the C5 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The C5 flashlight is available in assorted colors: gold, gray.

Wuben C5 / 4

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterOsram P9 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Osram is a German lighting manufacturer. It is a well-known and respected LED maker in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The C5 has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Wuben C5 / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux700 lm
Intensity3950 cd
Throw126 m
CD/LM factor5.64

With 700 lm, the C5 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The C5 flashlight has 3950 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Wuben C5 / 3

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 C5 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP65
Impact resistance1.5 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes

The Wuben C5 flashlight is powered by 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The C5 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

The "6" in the IP65 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The IP65 rating indicates that the flashlight has a protection against water jets. The flashlight's impact resistance is its ability to withstand physical shocks. It can accomplish this without sustaining any damage. The C5 is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents14500 battery with microUSB
2 x spare o-rings
diffuser
microUSB cable

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your C5. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the C5 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

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • battery included

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs

Photos

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Updated: April 23, 2024

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.