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Wuben E18 flashlight review

Cree XP-G3 LED
180 lm output
1406 cd intensity
1 x AA battery

The Wuben E18 flashlight was released in 2020. It uses Cree XP-G3 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x AA battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 180 lm output, 1406 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 75 m.

Wondering if this flashlight is a hit? Stay tuned!

Table of Contents

  • Wuben E18 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

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Wuben E18 / E18

The E18 flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The E18 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time.

Wuben E18 specifications

BrandWuben
NameE18
TypeE18
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1453 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The E18 flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight40 g
Length97 mm
Head diameter23 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The E18 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the E18 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The E18 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-G3 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the E18 is rugged and durable. It can withstand harsh conditions and repeated use.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux180 lm
Intensity1406 cd
Throw75 m
CD/LM factor7.81

180 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. 1406 cd can make things quite bright. It's enough for many everyday tasks. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
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 SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x AA battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The E18 flashlight's power source is 1 x AA battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The E18 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements to dissipate heat. These elements include heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity.

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 contentsAA battery
clip
lanyard
spare o-ring

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. The lanyard of the E18 protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the E18 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
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • SOS/beacon function
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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