Wuben D1 1100lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Wuben D1 (D1) released in 2021. It uses Osram P9 CW LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1100 lm output, 4200 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 130 m.
The D1 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. With its impressive illumination capabilities and durable construction, it serves as an exceptional lighting tool for various situations and environments. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the D1 flashlight. This light has 4 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the D1 and then turn it back on again, it will automatically activate the mode that was last used before it was turned off. The strobe function of D1 produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors.
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Wuben D1 (D1) specifications
Flashlights enable you to navigate in the dark, locate supplies, signal for help, or provide comfort and security in challenging circumstances.
|Body diameter||23.5 mm|
|Head diameter||23.5 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 62 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for D1 flashlight. The body of D1 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.
|Emitter||Osram P9 CW LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
Osram LEDs are known for their high performance, energy efficiency, and reliability. They provide a range of options in terms of brightness, color temperature, color rendering, and beam characteristics to meet different lighting requirements. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The TIR lens of D1 consists of a single-piece lens made of a transparent material, typically acrylic or polycarbonate. Its shape and internal geometry are designed to achieve specific light distribution patterns, such as flood or spot beams, by manipulating the behavior of light rays. The D1 has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences.
The 1100 lm output of D1 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 4200 cd, the D1 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. 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.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The D1 has mode memory. 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. Strobe mode on D1 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations. SOS mode of the D1 produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations. It is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
|Impact resistance||1.5 m|
The D1 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The D1 has a battery indicator. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. It helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. The D1 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 D1 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. The D1 has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety.
The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the D1 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The D1 flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. The D1 has an impact resistance of 1.5 m. The impact resistance of a flashlight refers to its ability to withstand physical shocks or impacts without being damaged. The D1 flashlight is magnetic. It allows you to attach the flashlight to metal surfaces, freeing up your hands for other tasks.
|Package contents||18650 battery with USB Type-C|
2 x spare o-rings
USB Type-C cable
The included battery is selected by the manufacturer to ensure optimal compatibility and performance with the D1 flashlight. With a clip, you can securely fasten the flashlight to a reachable location, ensuring it is easily accessible whenever you need it. By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.
The performance of the Wuben D1 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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