CREE flashlights: Which CREE flashlights are the best?

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Unlike most of the "Top 10 CREE flashlights" lists you find on the internet, we have actually owned and reviewed hundreds of flashlights on our team. We added links to the individual reviews to all the recommended CREE lights.

Cree flashlights don't exist!

According to Wikipedia:

Cree Inc. is an American manufacturer and marketer of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. Most of its products are based on silicon carbide (SiC), a mineral compound which early Cree researchers successfully synthesized in a laboratory.

Cree doesn't produce flashlights, but LEDs. What people actually should say is: Flashlights using CREE LEDs.

In the meantime, CREE LEDs have been widely used in the most powerful flashlights around the world. Actually, all brightest flashlights in the world are all using CREE's LEDs. They produce very high quality LED Emitters. They have a very large amount of emitters, and some don't fit into flashlights.

Some of the most popular CREE lineups are XPG, XPL, XML, and XHP.

Since there are so many great flashlights that use CREE LEDs, we separated them into several categories. First, check out all of our reviews, and secondly check out the best performing flashlights in each category.

Besides these great lists, here are 2 interesting flashlights that use CREE LEDs.

Most powerful rechargeable flashlights using CREE LEDs

Acebeam X70

Acebeam X70: 60,000 lumens

The Acebeam X70 has 12* CREE XHP70.2 LEDs for pure flood and 1 XHP35-HI for throw.  60,000 combined lumen output!

  • 12* CREE XHP70.2 high power LEDs with a max output of 60,000 real lumens.
  • 1 kilometer of throw, with the extra installed XHP35-HI LED
  • Cooling fan with the detachable carry-handle
  • 8x18650 High Amp non-replaceable battery pack

Not many flashlights use cooling fans. The output is extremely high, so heat management is crucial. Besides having a huge flood beam, or flood, it can also illuminate objects as far as 1000 meters (0,6 miles throw) with the small XHP35-HI LED and deep reflector. This beast is one of the brightest flashlights on the market, and blinds its competition...pun intended.

Check out our review as well: https://1lumen.com/review/acebeam-x70/

Imalent MS18

Imalent MS18

Brightest rechargeable LED flashlight with CREE LEDs on planet earth.

  • 100,000 lumens rechargeable flashlight!
  • 18* CREE XHP70.2 High Power LEDs
  • Built-in cooling
  • 8x*21700 battery pack
  • Built-in charging system (Not USB)

The #1 brightest rechargeable flashlight in the world, with 100,000 lumen output. Check out our Imalent MS18 review to learn more about this beast.
Charging takes about 4 hours from empty to full. The output is breathtaking. If you are into high powered flashlights, the Imalent is one you should consider. It has a hefty price tag, but this will blow you away, every time you push those photons into the air.

Don't forget to check out our review to see how bright it actually is.. it's crazy...

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