Not long ago I told you about exclusively interesting in terms of price-quality ratio Acebeam L18, which, with its compact size, covered a kilometer distance. And now I got its overclocked version, for which they declared an unimaginable 1300m range and 422,407 candela. And this Very, Very a lot of. In general, I don’t remember any other flashlight on a single battery that could boast the same characteristics. I’m not talking about LEP models, of course. They are fundamentally different and the curious can look at such a flagship model from Acebeamwhich costs almost $2000. If you are interested in looking at the longest-range lantern that fell into my hands, then here is a review of the light gun for you, otherwise this lantern cannot be called. As a hand-held flashlight, such a flashlight would fit someone with the dimensions of the Hulk …
Light source — LED Osram KP CSLPM1.F1.
The life of the LED is 50,000 hours (about 5 years of continuous operation).
The power of the luminous flux is 1650 lumens.
The range of the light flux is 1300 meters.
Luminous flux — 422 407 candela.
7 operating modes: 6 brightness modes and Strobe signal mode.
Optics — acrylic high-temperature Carclo TIR optics.
Switching modes is carried out by a button located on the cover of the lamp.
Reverse polarity protection.
Blocking from accidental inclusion.
The temperature sensor regulates the brightness when the LED gets too hot.
Remembers the last used mode.
Constant brightness in all modes (digital adjustment without PWM flicker)
Powered by Li-ion 1 x 21700 or 1 x CR123A battery.
It is recommended to use high-current batteries (discharge current of 20A or more).
Operating range of the driver, V: 3 — 12.
All circuit pins are gold plated for better conductivity and superior durability.
The spring-loaded battery compartment protects the internal electronics from damage when the flashlight is dropped or the weapon is fired.
Radiator fins at the head of the lamp provide efficient heat dissipation.
Shockproof (drops from a height of up to 1.2 meters).
IP68 waterproof rating (submersion under water up to 5 meters for 30 minutes).*The flashlight is not intended for underwater use.
European Union RoHS Certification Certified
- Length, mm: 163.8
- Head diameter, mm: 60
- Case diameter, mm: 25.4
- Weight without battery, gr: 196 (without battery)
Packaging and appearance
The packaging is excellent. All in all, «excellent» is a fitting description of almost any feature of almost any Acebeam model.
The packaging design is unexpected, reminiscent of posters from the times of the formation of the USSR with its broken red and black geometry.
The kit includes everything you need: the flashlight itself, a 5000mah battery with built-in charging, a case, a lanyard, a charging cable, o-rings and a manual.
Yes, it’s worth clarifying — as far as I understand, the flashlight comes without a battery, it was added to me for review. Check before buying what is indicated for the configuration in your case. This is so there are no surprises.
There was even a place for a spare button!
The cover is good as usual.
Although Acebeam L19 turned out to be the longest among the other modern models of the L-line, but 16.5 cm is quite an average size. And the replacement of the classic reflector with a TIR lens made it possible to reduce the size of the head, which, with such a range, should have definitely beenOlarger sizes.
The appearance of the lantern is different from all other brothers in the line. The design is just good, but nothing more. I think that L18 and L35 have a more memorable appearance, largely due to the spiral knurling. Anyway, again, Acebeam L19 looks good.
Access to the tail button, limited on three sides, would definitely be more convenient if it were higher. More precisely, it is quite convenient to press with the index finger, unlike the thumb. So it’s more of a matter of grip and priorities — you shouldn’t expect an accidental click from her either.
As before, the direct click button.
By the way, it is strange that with an increase in the length of the case, the manufacturer decided to abandon the clip. Yes, and I would make the emphasis not in the form of a ring, but in the form of a polyhedron preventing rolling.
Inside the tail cap is a thick single spring. There you can also see the contact tab for an additional signal-conducting tube pressed into the housing. For her, Acebeam must be said huge Thank you. The same Nitecore instead make extremely expensive branded batteries, depriving the user of the opportunity to work with some other ones.
In the case of Acebeam, the limitation is only that unprotected batteries do not close the contact due to lack of length. This can be solved with magnets or a couple of drops of solder. Or just buy a protected battery -)
They didn’t save on the complete set either, putting the most capacious one with a built-in type-C charging connector.
Of course, there is also a spring on the side of the head.
The head, in fact, as I said, is of medium size. Medium for a long-range flashlight and relatively wide for tactics. Its width stands out only against the background of other models in the line. I think that in vain they abandoned the knurling on the head. Functionally, it is of no use, but it would also create a continuity of design in the line, and in general it just looks better than the groove that is now. However, design is a matter of personal choice. Who likes pop, who likes popadya …
But there are more cooling fins than other models, which only pleases.
The small metal circle of the electronic button remained unchanged.
I had no particular problem finding it blindly, the finger immediately felt the pad with the button. But working in winter with gloves will definitely be more difficult. I would, nevertheless, voted here for the protruding button. Yes, and the clip would have helped to position the grip more accurately.
On the side of it is a small charge indicator.
Battery charge indication:
- Green — more than 30% charge
- Red — charge 30% — 10%
- Red blinking — the charge is less than 10%
The bezel is very aggressive, with an abundance of teeth reminiscent of a milling cutter. Unlike L18 L35, it was not possible to twist it to look closer at the lens.
It’s nice that Acebeam doesn’t churn out the same solutions, but suit each flashlight separately. The optics in the L19 are fundamentally different from the lenses in other flashlights. See for yourself.
The LED is also different. Installed in L18 Osram CSLPM1.TG while in L19 it is slightly brighter Osram KP CSLPM1.F. And this difference in brightness and optics will allow the L19 to significantly differ in the final light, without becoming some kind of decorative update to the L18.
General impressions are the same as before. The flashlight looks good, the kit includes everything you need (except for the clip), you should expect excellent workmanship.
It remained unchanged. Convenient, flexible control, to which, from personal Wishlist, I would only add smooth brightness control.
I can not help but note the comment of one of my subscribers, who used the L19 exactly as tactical underbarrel lamp. He rated the ease of management quite low for just such purposes. The short stroke of the tail button made it difficult to work with half-presses, the side button turned out to be too small for confident work with gloves. Well, the remote button did not look to him. Everything was arranged in the world. So take note. For normal peaceful use and hunting, there should be no problems.
Physical locking with a slight flap of the tailcap
tailbutton only works to start the turbo.
Hold: 3 seconds — moonlight. 5 seconds — electronic lock.
One click: switch to the last memorized mode
2 clicks: Turbo
3 clicks: strobe
Press and hold: switch brightness levels from the last saved Low->High mode.
1 click: off
2 clicks: Turbo
3 clicks: strobe
How Acebeam L19 shines
Let the brightness in the turbo start to drop from the very start of this mode, the flashlight in it has quite a good overall duration of operation. And since the use of a long-range flashlight implies work in the open air, it is precisely these continuous 6 minutes that you should count on. Here, of course, the time will change depending on whether you turned on the flashlight in the turbo again, whether it was already warmed up from some mode, or it was a cold start. Be that as it may, the graph makes it clear what to expect from the flashlight.
I was exceptionally pleasantly surprised by the color temperature. It’s not ideal for a long range 4000k neutral light, but definitely warmer than the L18. Something in the region of 5500 by eye. Here’s a really nice surprise. For those who are not in the know, when working at a distance, the cold light will reflect all the dust and moisture scattered in the air. The Acebeam L19 has an even longer ranged and highly specific green light variant. The declared range of that one is frankly fantastic.
However, L19 is also not a bad idea and gives visible light at a distance of 200m even in LOW mode! This immediately makes it clear that you should not expect more or less comfortable light at close range, the light has excellent focusing. In my opinion, it is more or less comfortable to use it from about 15 meters away. Otherwise, you will have to fidget with the beam back and forth. However, it is clear that such a flashlight is not taken to work at these distances.
Well, here the difference in light distribution and color temperature between other modern long-range lamps in the L-line is clearly manifested. I did not include in the review Acebeam L35 because it shines, albeit wonderfully, but in a fundamentally different way — in width, and not in length.
and here is my favorite angle to add to the review what a powerful long-range flashlight can do. Only a few give good visible light at this distance. Frankly, the naked eye can hardly distinguish here.
So, as you can see, you can get some light even from Mid1! Well, you can work more or less tolerably already with Mid2.
Well 1.3km. it is precisely this distance that is declared as the maximum for the flashlight. Judging by the fact that the L18 also copes with it with its 1 km range, the L19 should cover one and a half kilometers.
Once again, Acebeam gives an exceptionally good answer to the question “what powerful long-range flashlight should I choose?”. By and large, now the L-line covers all needs: L17 will be good within that way 300m, L18 within half a kilometer, and L19 at least up to 750m. This does not mean that L17 is worse than L19. This means that at a shorter distance, his light distribution will be more convenient for him relative to the more focused L19.
In general, Acebeam L18 here seems to me the golden mean. This is an exceptionally balanced long-range flashlight in terms of price-functionality ratio. Unlike the L17, it already has a side button and a more capacious 21700 power supply. Its head is definitely smaller than the L19, which will be appreciated by those who want to choose a good long-range light for their guns. Yes, and in your pocket it will be more convenient. And the range of the L18 is enough for the eyes in almost all situations.
What then is attractive L19? Firstly, it has a greater range, which will allow you to confidently work at distances up to a kilometer without getting into a turbo. Yes, and at shorter distances, you can work on extremely long junior modes. The same Mid1 with its 10 hours easily covers the 250m distance. Once again — 10 hours at a distance of 250m!
The second advantage is the color temperature, which is definitely (at least in the copy that came to my review) significantly better than the L17 L18.
Briefly speaking. If you need the most long-range tactical (in fairness, it is with the tactical component, judging by the comment of the subscriber, not everything is as rosy as with the range) flashlight, something frankly uncompromising — then Acebeam L19 is your choice. Him colossal range in a relatively compact size, convenient (at least for everyday needs) control, the most capacious battery and excellent appearance. Unfortunately, it is cardinally more expensive than L18. However, even so, now I see some competitors among the long-range flashlights that came to my review on a single battery. Top models from major brands cost + — so much. If you are ready for such a figure, then the flashlight will definitely come to you. If there is no question of maximum range, but you just want to buy a good long-range flashlight with a modern LED, your choice is the much more affordable L18. Well, if you still need to meet the minimum budget, then I advise you to read the review Sofirn C8G, this is a very, very decent budget long-range flashlight for 21700 power. This I mean that no matter how good Acebeam L19 is, the question of justification for overpaying for it with respect to L18 is acute. Acebeam screwed themselves up by making the L18 such a balanced model. And for many, the price difference will outweigh the benefits of the L19.
Acebeam has once again shown that they are not focused on some marketing figures or the desire to cash in on extremely expensive native batteries, but on the logic and convenience of real use. (However, to be fair, in this flashlight they seem to be for everyday hunting, not tactical use.) And as long as they have these two components in almost every flashlight and in proportions outweighing greed-marketing, the manufacturer, I am sure, will not lack customers. Once again, I’m delighted with what and how Acebeam was able to do. I think that they will jump over this range threshold for an LED flashlight of this size (I’m not talking about LEP models) Very not soon.
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