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Zanflare F2 flashlight review

Cree XP-G2 LED
200 lm output
2630 cd intensity
2 x AA batteries

The Zanflare F2 flashlight was released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-G2 LED, SMO reflector and 2 x AA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 200 lm output, 2630 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 103 m.

Excited to learn if the F2 lives up to expectations? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Zanflare F2 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
  • Comparisons

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Zanflare F2 / F2

The F2 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 3 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.

Zanflare F2 specifications

BrandZanflare
NameF2
TypeF2
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1457 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The F2 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

Weight73 g
Length155 mm
Head diameter28 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The F2 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 F2 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The F2 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Zanflare F2 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-G2 LED
Color temperature4500 K, 6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

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 F2 has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. 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 is at the end of the F2 flashlight. It helps you hold it securely.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux200 lm
Intensity2630 cd
Throw103 m
CD/LM factor13.15

200 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The F2 flashlight has 2630 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.

Zanflare F2 / 1

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

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. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect.

Features, battery, protections

Battery2 x AA batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Zanflare F2 flashlight is powered by 2 x AA batteries. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. The F2 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. 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 contents3 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard of the F2 protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the F2 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 Zanflare 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
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no built-in charger
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Updated: April 23, 2024

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.