One of the best and brightest flashlights is the AceBeam X45 with its 16500 lumens, emitted from 4 x Cree XHP70 P2 LED bulbs. The X45 torch is powered by 4 x 18650 batteries that can be replaced with spare ones, for those extra long night adventures. There are 6 different brightness settings and strobe to toggle between, from3 lumens and up to the maximum of 16500 lumens. Here are the various modes with runtimes: FireFly = 3 lumens with 310 hours runtime. Low = 500 lumens with 10 hours runtime. Medium = 1500 lumens with 3.5 hours runtime. High = 4000 lumens with 1.5 hours runtime. Turbo = 9000 lumens with 10 minutes runtime. Turbo Max = 16500 lumens with 3 minutes runtime. Both of the turbo modes will overheat the flashlight after the said runtimes, the output then reduces to 4000 lumens until the light cools down again. For most uses, you will probably find that the medium and high modes to be more than bright enough. Disclaimer: LumenFreaks is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon
Video review of the AceBeam 16500 lumens flashlight
Here is a video review with brightness demonstrations of the X45 torch from AceBeam. You can also get a clearer picture of what the size of this thing is, the grip itself is kinda soda-can shaped, while the head part is a bit wider. Not something you can put in the pocket, but still easy to carry around in your hand, or backpack
Product summary with the latest price and store page link
This is a great flashlight with high lumen output and a fair price. You won’t find many flashlights this bright for under 200 bucks that actually have the claimed lumen output. The AceBeam X45 gives a nice wide floodlight with a pretty good throw distance as well, illuminating the area up to 583 meters / 1912 foot. The ability to bring spare batteries and replace them is always a plus, as you can just bring as many extra batteries needed for the length of your hike, search and rescue mission, or any other outdoor night activities
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Outdoors enthusiast with a passion for night hiking and biking. 20 years of experience and obsession with flashlights and various other light sources. Evergrowing collection of 50 flashlights in all shapes, sizes, and lumen outputs. Always on the lookout for the latest and greatest torches I can get my hands on