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Wuben E05 900lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HD LED
900 lm output
4200 cd intensity
1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery

The Wuben E05 flashlight released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 900 lm output, 4200 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 130 m.

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Wuben E05 / E05

The E05 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. 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 E05 specifications

BrandWuben
NameE05
TypeE05
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1415 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

The E05 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight40 g
Length88 mm
Head diameter23 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 40 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the E05 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The E05 flashlight is available in black.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HD LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The E05 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.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux900 lm
Intensity4200 cd
Throw130 m
CD/LM factor4.67

With 900 lm, the E05 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The E05 flashlight has 4200 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.

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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The E05's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes

The Wuben E05 flashlight is powered by 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The E05 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.

This light does not have temperature control feature. 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. The E05 flashlight has a magnetic feature. It lets it securely attach to metal surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents14500 battery with microUSB
clip
diffuser

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your E05. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the E05 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
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • low intensity
  • no built-in charger
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs

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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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