Flashlight News

Interesting (new) flashlights in 2020 + announcements

Every month we will announce some exciting new products in the flashlight industry. 

2020 January


REVIEWS

Upcoming reviews:

  • Acebeam GPT10-GT (reviewed by Marco)
  • Noctigon K1 (reviewed by Marco)
  • Lumintop BLF GT90 (review in progress.. by Marco
  • Fireflies PL47 II (review in progress... by Marco)
  • Acebeam TK18 (en route to Owen)
  • Emisar D4 v2 (review in progress: by Owen)
  • Imalent DM35 (some problems.. it died during testing... now waiting to solve this)
  • Convoy L21 (reviewed by Peter)
  • Brinyte T28 (review in progress Mike)
  • Lumintop Tool AA Ti (review in progress... Peter)
  • Magicshine MTL60 (reviewed by Peter)
  • Convoy 4x18 (reviewed by Peter)
  • 7 UV flashlights en route to Marco for a 2020 UV flashlight review
    • 5 arrived so far: Jaxman U1, Jaxman U1C, Convoy S2+, Convoy S2 and cheapo

NEWS

Most popular flashlights is ready

List with the most popular flashlights of 2019 by member of BLF, CPF and Reddit

New flashlights:

  • Lumintop GT90

    • Luminus SBT-90
    • 8*18650
    • 2720 meter of throw
    • 1.850.000 cd 1.85Mcd
    • More information on the Lumintop GT90
  • Astrolux MF05

    • Gigantic thrower
    • 8*18650
    • Luminus SBT-90.2
    • Throw?
    • Beam intensity?
    • More information on the Astrolux MF05

2019 December


REVIEWS

Upcoming reviews:

  • Speras T1 (reviewed by Marco)
  • Acebeam GPT10-GT (review in progress by Marco)
  • Acebeam X70 (review in progress by Marco)
  • Acebeam TK18 (en route to Owen)
  • Emisar D4 v2 (en route to Owen)
  • Imalent DM35 (some problems.. it died during testing... now waiting to solve this)
  • Convoy L21 (en route to Peter)
  • Brinyte T28 (en route to Mike)
  • Magicshine MTL60 (review in progress Peter)
  • Convoy 4x18 (en route to Peter)
  • 7 UV flashlights en route to Marco for a 2020 UV flashlight review

Beamshots added to the following reviews: Fireflies ROT66, Imalent MS18, Weltool T11 and Acebeam X70

NEWS

2019 Christmas deals

The Christmas deals page is up:

https://1lumen.com/christmas-flashlight-deals/

If you have found anything else to share.. let us know!

New flashlights:

  • Imalent LD10

  • Jetbeam DM25

  • Nitecore TM9K:

    • pocketable flashlight with 9500 Lumens and 18000cd of beam intensity. 9* CREE XP-L HD V6 LEDs with instant access to Strobe. The built-in battery is a 21700 Li-Ion battery with 5000mAh and can be charged with a USB-C cable. More information: https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/tm9k
  • Acebeam TK17:

    • 2300 Lumens from a triple Samsung LH351D, Osram KW, or Nichia 2019C! Acebeam has started including more and more choices for LEDs. The battery included is a 18350, 1100mAh. If you like something more fancy, they also have a Titanium version of the TK17! Have a look:

  • Nitecore NM02

  • NITECORE NEW P30

    • Tactical flashlight
    • 1000 lumen max output with 675 yards max throw distance (618 meters)
    • 95500 cd
    • 21700 battery included (5000mAh) with USB port on positive sie of battery.
    • More information: https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/newp30

NEWS

2019 November


2019 November


REVIEWS

Upcoming reviews:

Beamshots added to the reviews of Acebeam K75, Weltool T11 and Astrolux FT03

NEWS

New flashlights:

  • Noctigon K1

  • the farthest reaching handheld LED flashlights. Reaching a beam intensity of 650 kcd, which equals about 1 mile of throw. Check out the details!
  • ACEBEAM K30-GT

  • is equipped with a single piece of LUMINUS SBT-90 GEN2 LED, or an optional LUMINUS SBT-90 RED. With POWER and ECO options, K30-GT can provide a maximum 5500 lumens brightness in Power combined with a 1024-meters beam distance. More information: http://www.acebeam.com/k30-gt
  • Nitecore HC35,

    • 2700 Lumens L-shape USB rechargeable 21700 headlamp.
    • 2700 max lumen quad CREE XP-G2 S3 LED headlamp
      Included 21700 high performance 4000mAh rechargeable battery
      Built-in micro USB charging port (cable included)
      L-shaped body with magnetic tailcap and included pocket clip
    • More info: https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/hc35

New beamshots:

  • We've added a bunch of beamshots to the following reviews:
    • Fenix PD35 Tac
    • Fenix PD36R
    • Fenix TK22 v2.0
    • Lumintop FW3A
    • Wuben E10

2019 October


REVIEWS

Upcoming reviews:

  • Imalent DM35 (review in progress by Zac)
  • Astrolux EC01 review is ready. Reviewed by Mike)
  • Fenix PD35 TAC review is ready. This is probably THE classic tactical flashlight! A couple of years old, but still very popular.
  • Fenix PD36R review is ready. It's a super complete flashlight package.
  • Fenix TK22 v2.0 review is ready. Bright tactical flashlight with plenty of throw.
  • MecArmy SGN1 (en route to Owen) (MecArmy isn't responding to our messages anymore, so I don't expect this to ever be reviewed. Shame)
  • Convoy L21 (en route to Peter)
  • Magicshine MTL60 (en route to Peter)
  • Astrolux MF01 Mini (en route to Owen)
  • Jetbeam PC20 (en route to Owen)

NEWS

New flashlight announcements:

2019 September


REVIEWS

Upcoming reviews:

  • Acebeam TK16 Review is ready: a great EDC flashlight (reviewed by Peter)
  • Amutorch VG10 21700 (review is ready, tactical style flashlight.
  • Imalent DM35 (review in progress by Zac)
  • Skilhunt M150 review is ready: An underperforming flashlight?
  • Acebeam K75 (maybe en route to Marco)
  • Weltool T11 Review is ready: amazing trower,less than 600 lumens and 250,000 cd of throw.
  • Convoy S12 Review is ready: Owen reviewed the Convoy S12 with a triple Nichia 219C. Great flashlight on a budget.

NEWS

New Banggood Discount Codes for flashlights: https://1lumen.com/banggood-flashlight-coupon-code/

September 23: ran a few website updates and upgrades.. so the site might have been down for a few moments.. sorry about that.

New flashlight announcements:

  1. Fenix WF11E: The Fenix WF11E is an intrinsically safe flashlight that offers a variety of features for a safer work environment, and runs of 3AA batteries (200 lumens). The torch itself is made with explosion-proof and antistatic plastics including RTP 399 X 133887 Polycarbonate.  And including CSA certification.
  2. Klarus E1: Deep carry EDC flashlight with 2 mode groups: Outdoor and Tactical, 1000 lumens, including 18650 battery. Instant access to strobe.
  3. Nitecore CI7: infrared tactical flashlight with 2500 lumens and 7000mW / 940nm IR output from 4*SST10 IR Led. See more info: https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/ci7
  4. Acebeam TK18: copper flashlight with 3000 lumens (LED choices: 3 x OSRAM KW CSLNM1.TG, 3 x SAMSUNG LH351D LED or 3 x Nichia 219C LED CRI. More info here: http://www.acebeam.com/tk18
  5. Acebeam K75 is available (farthest-reaching LED flashlight)
  6. Fireflies ROT66 is going to have an update ROT II
  7. Emisar D1s v2 is going to be released soon (mega, mini thrower)
  8. Astrolux EC01 is going to be released soon

 

NEWS

2019 August


Announcement August 29:

I'm back from a long summer break, so time to start publishing new reviews! The first up will be the Acebeam TK16, which Peter reviewed recently. Other reviewers haven't been able to finish any promised reviews, unfortunately. I'll (Marco) be doing most reviews from now on again.

REVIEWS

2019 August


Upcoming reviews:

  • Sofirn SP40 review ready: great budget headlamp with great bang for the buck (reviewed by Owen)
  • Fenix TK16
  • Amutorch VG10 21700 (review in progress: by Zac)
  • Imalent DM35 (en route to Zac)

NEWS

2019 July


Acebeam K75

Acebeam announced the K75, a BLF GT killer. I knew this was going to happen, and I think they did it the right way. Instead of copying the BLF GT, as Astrolux did, they went in a different direction. Acebeam chose for the Luminus SBT-90 gen2 LED to maximize throw and Lumens. Instead of the 2000 or so lumens, a Cree XHP35 can produce, they went with the Luminous SBT-90 that can produce over 6000 Lumens. I'm eager to get my hands on one and review it against the BLF GT and Astrolux MF04.... but that is not going to happen till at least September 2019.

Have a look at the new info on the Acebeam K75. The page has been replaced with our review!

 

REVIEWS

2019 July


Upcoming reviews:

  • Sofirn SP40 (en route to Owen)
  • Acebeam TK16 (en route to Peter)
  • Amutorch VG10 21700 (review in progress: by Zac)
  • Wuben E10 review is ready. A good EDC flashlight with an Osram P9 LED.
  • Reylight Krystal review is ready. Titanium EDC flashlight with 16 Trit slots.

We have 2-3 new reviewers on the team, so hopefully, we can continue publishing them without too much problem due to the summer break.

NEWS

2019 June


Acebeam W30

Emisar D4v2

Acebeam introduced the Acebeam W30. This flashlight doesn't use an LED, but a LEP. Which is basically a white laser. The output is "only" 500 lumen, but can reach 2408 meters / 1.4 miles. With the included 5100mAh 21700 battery, you can have a max of 1.7 hours or runtime.. There is no Low Medium High setting.. just On and Off. Available at Amazon.com

Emisar D4V2

Hank, from intl-outdoor announced the second generation Emisar D4!

This time with more knurling, stainless steel bezel and different LED placements.

For more information: https://intl-outdoor.com/emisar-d4v2-high-power-led-flashlight-p-940.html

REVIEWS

2019 June


 

  • Review ready: Lumintop EDC05. Very bright AA flashlight, doing over 350 Lumens on a single AA battery.
  • Review ready: Lumintop FW3A, one of the most anticipated flashlight of 2019!
  • Review ready: Imalent MS18 100,000 lumens flashlight. The craziest flashlight currently available.. on planet earth.
  • Review ready: Imalent R90TS 36,000 lumens flashlight: it's crazy bright and has crazy throw.

Flashlight Manufacturers

Interesting news will be reported here about well-known flashlight manufacturers and also about smaller exclusive builders.

Here is a list of Flashlight manufacturers.

  • Acebeam

  • Astrolux,

  • Armytek

  • Convoy

  • Eagletac

  • Emisar

  • Fenix

  • Imalent

  • Jetbeam

  • Klarus light

  • Lumintop

  • Manker

  • Nitecore

  • Olight

  • Sunwayman

  • Surefire

  • Thorfire

  • Wuben

Smaller flashlight companies/brands/builders

  • Malkoff

  • Okluma

  • Oveready

  • Polarion

  • Promotheus

  • Reylight

  • Sinner

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