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Zanflare F1 (2016) review

2016
Cree XP-L V6 LED
1240 lm output
16650 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Zanflare F1 (F1) released in 2016. It uses Cree XP-L V6 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1240 lm output, 16650 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 258 m.

This light has 5 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. The F1 flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Zanflare F1 (F1) specifications

Brand
Zanflare
Name
F1
Type
F1
Rating
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Launch
2016
Form
flashlight

Body

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

Weight
96 g
Length
136 mm
Head diameter
28 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of F1 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The F1 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XP-L V6 LED
Color temperature
4500 K, 6500 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
toughtened AR coated 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
1240 lm
Intensity
16650 cd
Throw
258 m
CD/LM factor
13.43

Software

The F1 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The F1 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

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

Features

The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with any USB power source. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

Battery
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
microUSB
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IP68
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster

The performance of the Zanflare F1 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 Zanflare F1, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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