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Xtar Venus WK16 EDC (2017) review

2017
Cree XP-G3 LED
550 lm output
3900 cd intensity
1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery

The Xtar Venus WK16 EDC (WK16) released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-G3 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 550 lm output, 3900 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 125 m.

This light has 3 modes of lighting. This light does not have memory function. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Xtar Venus WK16 EDC (WK16) specifications

Brand
Xtar
Name
Venus WK16 EDC
Type
WK16
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 167 user votes.
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Launch
2017
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
44.3 g
Length
98 mm
Body diameter
20.1 mm
Head diameter
22.6 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of Venus WK16 EDC manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The Venus WK16 EDC has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams.

Emitter
Cree XP-G3 LED
Color temperature
5000 K
Reflector
OP
Lens
glass
Switch
mechanical rear

Performance

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. 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.

Flux
550 lm
Intensity
3900 cd
Throw
125 m
CD/LM factor
7.09

Software

The Venus WK16 EDC is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes
3 modes
Mode memory
no
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
no

Features

The Venus WK16 EDC cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. A protected battery is recommended as the light itself does not have low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature.

Battery
1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery
Battery indicator
no
Charger port
no
LVP
no
Thermal regulation
no
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
clip
lanyard
spare o-ring

The performance of the Xtar Venus WK16 EDC 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Xtar Venus WK16 EDC, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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