Features of Cree LED Flashlight XML-T6 and Where to Buy It

After our friend C_DOS told us all there is to know about LED flashlights, we have done with one of them to give our impressions on this particular model.
It is a flashlight that has an LED Cree XML-T6, 5 operating modes, zoom and a completely metallic exterior.

The LED

This flashlight incorporates a Cree XML-T6 LED ( Datasheet in pdf , model XMLAWT-00-0000-0000T6051), with color temperature between 5000K and 8300K (cold white). Although the lantern vendors that incorporate this LED announce providing 1600 lumens, in the datasheet we can see that this LED could never give that luminous flux. We do not have a meter of these parameters, but the information we have must be around 900 lumen, which should not worry us, as we will see in the photos, is quite.

Modes Of Operation

This LED flashlight has 5 operating modes: maximum power, medium power, low power, flicker and SOS. Since it only has a push button, the mode change is made by pressing the button slightly, without reaching the “click”.
Although it can be useful, SOS mode is still anecdotal, although it gives us a slight sensation of Rambo when we carry the flashlight in the backpack.
Sliding the head of the LED flashlight will do the zoom function, so we simply zoom in or out the lens to the LED, getting a large “lighted circumference” with the zoom in the x2000 position and a small much more “illuminated square” in the Position x1.

Battery

This flashlight accepts two types of power: a Lithium Ion type 18650 battery or 3 AAA alkaline batteries. If we want to work with the batteries, an adapter is required (included), besides the luminous flux and the autonomy will be inferior in this case. It would be something like an emergency operation in case you run out of batteries and have no charger at hand, once again we will feel like Bear Grylls in “The Last Survivor.”
For those who do not know the Lithium Ion 18650 batteries, they are somewhat larger than an AA battery, give a voltage of 3.7V and depending on the model, an electric charge around 3800mAh. Of course you need a special charger for this type of batteries.

Tests

These are the tests we have done with the LED flashlight, all the photos have been taken with the manual mode of the camera and using the same settings.

Where To Buy It

The online store where we have found this LED flashlight at best price is Banggood, a Chinese shop type Dealextreme where theydo not charge shipping costs and orders to Spain take approximately 3 weeks (in our case 15 calendar days). They have it with several accessories:
Cree XML-T6 flashlight and adapter for AAA batteries: € 9.35 (April 2013). The best option if you already have charger and batteries.
Cree XML-T6 flashlight, 2 18650 batteries, AAA battery adapter and mains charger: € 12.85 (April 2013).
Cree XML-T6 flashlight, 2 18650 batteries, AAA battery adapter and network/car charger: € 13.43 (April 2013). It incorporates a charger with two connectors: car and electric network.
Use the code “bglf” (without quotes) to get an 8% discount on LED flashlights in Banggood.

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