Xtar Venus WK16 EDC 550lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

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 flashlight has a wide range of applications across various domains. It is an indispensable tool for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or night-time exploration, offering guidance and safety. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the Venus WK16 EDC, it will start from the default or first mode in the sequence. 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

NameVenus WK16 EDC
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This Xtar flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.


Weight44.3 g
Length98 mm
Body diameter20.1 mm
Head diameter22.6 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The 44.3 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for Venus WK16 EDC flashlight. The HAIII coating often has a matte or textured finish, which enhances grip and provides a comfortable feel in the hand. This can be particularly useful in situations where a secure grip on the flashlight is essential, such as in wet or slippery conditions. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.


EmitterCree XP-G3 LED
Color temperature5000 K
Switchmechanical rear

The emitter of Venus WK16 EDC manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The Venus WK16 EDC uses orange peel (OP) textured reflector. The orange peel (OP) reflector is a specific type of reflector commonly used in flashlights. It is named after its distinctive textured surface, which resembles the skin of an orange.

The Venus WK16 EDC has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The Venus WK16 EDC uses a reear switch. Rear switches are commonly found on tactical flashlights designed for law enforcement, military, and self-defense purposes. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary activation or constant-on activation, enabling rapid response and tactical maneuvering.


Flux550 lm
Intensity3900 cd
Throw125 m
CD/LM factor7.09

If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 550 lm can be adequate. With 3900 cd, the Venus WK16 EDC 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.


Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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.


Battery1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The Xtar Venus WK16 EDC flashlight is powered by 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The Venus WK16 EDC 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 Venus WK16 EDC 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.

This light does not have temperature control feature. The Venus WK16 EDC flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.


Package contentsclip
spare o-ring

The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items, enabling convenient hands-free carry. This is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks. Attaching a lanyard to your Venus WK16 EDC flashlight provides an additional layer of security, reducing the risk of accidental drops or loss. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

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.

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