FlashlightChart.com
Zanflare

Zanflare F3 flashlight review

Cree XP-G2 LED
150 lm output
1406 cd intensity
1 x AAA battery

The Zanflare F3 flashlight was released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-G2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x AAA battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 150 lm output, 1406 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 75 m.

Wondering if this flashlight is a hit? Stay tuned!

Table of Contents

  • Zanflare F3 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

The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage.

Zanflare F3 / F3

The F3 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The lack of mode memory means you need to adjust the flashlight's settings each time you turn it on.

Zanflare F3 specifications

BrandZanflare
NameF3
TypeF3
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1505 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

Flashlights let you navigate in the dark. They help you find supplies and signal for help.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight30 g
Length90 mm
Body diameter16 mm
Head diameter16 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The F3 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for F3 flashlight. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. The F3 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Zanflare F3 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

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

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. Mechanical switches are usually robust. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux150 lm
Intensity1406 cd
Throw75 m
CD/LM factor9.37

150 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. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x AAA battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The F3 flashlight utilizes 1 x AAA battery as its power source. The F3 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery, because this flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements to dissipate heat. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip
key ring

The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

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
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

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

Photos

Zanflare F3 / F3 photo 1.
Zanflare F3 / F3 photo 2.
Zanflare F3 / F3

Comparisons

According to our statistics, the Zanflare F3 flashlight was most often compared on our site with the following flashlights.

If there’s information about the Zanflare F3 that you would like to see on this site, then write to us.

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.