Want to see real lantern power? I am sure you will be impressed with Acebeam X50.2, one of the brightest portable flashlights in the world, a real supernova in the palm of your hand.
Changes relative to the first version are not that completely cardinal, but not decorative either.
Model name: Acebeam X50.2
Light-emitting diode: 8x Cree XHP70.2
Max Brightness: 45000lum (6500K version) 42000 (5000K version)maximum range: 871m
Nutrition: rechargeable battery 10.8V, 4250mAh (3 batteries 21700 4250 mAh)
Built-in charger: USB-C 65w with power bank mode
- Stabilized brightness
- Mode memory
Standard tripod socket UNC1/4′-20
Impact protection: from a fall from a height of up to 1.2 meters.
Dimensions: 139 x 75 x 51.8mm
Packaging and appearance
Acebeam flashlights have never been cheap: neither the price tag nor the appearance. So you fork out, you get the maximum for it.
So with X50.2 Flashlight looks representative already at the level of the box.
In addition to the flashlight itself, the kit includes a removable handle, a case, a lanyard, a power supply, a charging cable, a pair of sealing rings, a plug in a thread for a tripod, a manual and a warranty.
The cover is comfortable and good quality.
I did not like that the lanyard can only be hooked on the handle. I think that there are those who want to use a flashlight without it. To be fair, the handle is much, much more comfortable.
Other than that, the attention to detail is top notch.
Like most bright flashlights with flood light, Acebeam X50 is made in the classic can-sized size, i.e. in Russian in the size of a can of soda. And for the maximum declared brightness, this is certainly a very tempting small size. Just so you understand, these are the dimensions of the Imalent MS12, similar in brightness. A hefty and, therefore, frankly impractical cudgel.
This, however, is also not a record — it belongs to Mateminco MT90 plus. This is a truly unique flashlight, a full-fledged light gun.
The minus, however, is also obvious — the smaller flashlight should heat up very, very quickly, i.e. don’t expect longevity from older modes. But I will check the real time of work further.
By the way, here is a visual photo by which you can estimate the dimensions of Acebeam X50.2
As usual for Acebeam, the design here is impeccable. In this regard, only Olight and Manker can argue with Acebeam X50.2, in my opinion. The mass of other models of this class looks much simpler. Someone may say that the design is secondary here, as long as the flashlight works well. But if you are paying such a high price, then it is reasonable to expect that All will be flawless.
Here, for example, is a Wurkkos TS32 similar in size, which I will tell you about soon. It has both a bright low beam and a high beam, it will definitely become a mega-hit, giving the average buyer both brightness and range in one for a frankly low cost. The difference in design here is frankly visual.
I think matte anodizing is here Very matches the brutal design of Acebeam X50. In this design, it looks more like a tool, not a light source. However, this is a matter of taste and someone may find the design quite ordinary.
Acebeam X50.2 confidently stands as a candle. If he stops, he will easily illuminate the room with reflected light.
Also, if desired, it can be mounted on a tripod. It will be of interest to those photographers who are looking for a portable source of bright light. Especially for them, Acebeam released the X50.2 CRI version with a high color rendering index.
Acebeam did not reinvent the wheel and installed a button on the opposite side of the case from the handle. If you decide to mount the flashlight on a tripod, then you will like this solution — the button will be right on top.
The length and diameter of the part of the body reserved for the grip is large enough to make it comfortable. Although powered by 3 * 21700, a truly comfortable grip will be only for owners of large palms. And they, too, should not neglect the lanyard.
But with a handle, using Acebeam X50 is much more convenient. And the body of the flashlight will quickly cross the threshold, beyond which it will be frankly painful to hold the flashlight with your bare hands.
The flashlight is divided into two parts.
Alas, for the sake of safety and in order to draw such a colossal brightness from only three 21700 batteries, I had to assemble them into, sorry for the tautology, assembly. This is both the best possible contact, and protection against the fact that someone decides to dilute a couple of good Samsung 40t with a budget low-current battery like the same Liitokala. So they are good, no doubt, and quite cheerfully light up some moderately bright EDC flashlight like the same budget king Wurkkos TS21. But for Acebeam X50, such a battery will become a flicker cord, very short at higher brightness.
Alas, when isolated from sources of electricity (sockets there or a solar panel — by the way, review the most powerful folding solar panel on aliexpress) recharging the flashlight will be problematic. So either buy a spare battery pack — if you have the money for the X50, then such a purchase will not punch a hole in your wallet. Or take some capacious power bank with good current output, for example, this Romoss and charge from it. But this is extra weight and time to charge. Replaceable batteries here, of course, would be far more convenient. Or, again, a good solar panel.
The Type-C charging connector is located under the cover, in an unusual place, right next to the base of the flashlight.
The cover is tight, reliable., next to a small indicator.
The second version of the X50 allows you to literally charge the flashlight with lightning speed. 1 hour for a pack of track 21700 batteries, that’s amazingly fast
However, I would use this only in case of emergency. Such charging currents will obviously not be a plus for battery life. The usual 18-20 watt unit will be more practical and useful here. Be that as it may, the ability to charge lightning fast is there and that’s good.
In case of need, the flashlight can work as a power bank, giving as much as a standard 10000mah external battery. In other words, the charge is enough for two smartphones with a regular-sized battery. The flashlight supports all major fast charging protocols, honestly delivering 60w. Here in the photo a little less, because I did not take a picture right away, there the power output sank somewhat. But in the video you will see that there is really 60 watts.
I was impressed that Acebeam even made a reset button in case there were some difficulties with charging.
For fans of giblets there is a photo of the driver, I hope it will be interesting
The head is quite massive, but on a wide body it looks very harmonious. The cooling fins are deep. All this together should have a good effect on heat dissipation, and, as you will see further, it does.
To me Very I like how they made the button. Access is easy, blindly you can find it with lightning speed, without having to shine another flashlight on it, as is the case with Imalent’s monstrously inconvenient buttons.
From the usual indicator in the center of the button there will be no point, because it will look down if you use a flashlight with a handle on. Therefore, the indicator is located on the side here.
Separately, it is worth noting an extremely rare solution — a mechanical lock switch. I don’t see any reason why Acebeam abandoned electronic blocking for, for example, 4 clicks. However, I really liked the switch. It is stylish and comfortable.
The bezel is shallow, with wide teeth.
A small metal round with holes is designed to release excess pressure.
Acebeam’s previous super bright flashlight used 18* XHP50.2 LEDs. Immediately, the manufacturer returned to a solution proven for powerful flashlights — the good old Cree XHP70.2 in a set of 8 pieces in small textured reflectors.
Just in case, it’s worth clarifying — Ali is full of flashlights with crazy declared brightness numbers and LEDs like XHP90 160 199. What kind of LEDs is not known to anyone. They have nothing to do with the original Cree and in my experience do not give out more than a thousand and a few lumens. In short, if Cree is not indicated in the name of the LED, you are brazenly being sucked into some outbred game. However, nothing prevents you from specifying for the same basement-nameless Cree LED. The inscription on the fence has nothing to do with what lies behind it, right?
All is well at this stage. The flashlight looks great, you should expect the traditionally highest workmanship for Acebeam. I do not like the built-in charging, but I completely understand why Acebeam uses this solution here.
Convenient, familiar and not overcomplicated control
1 click — ON on the last used mode.
2 clicks — turbo
3 clicks — strobe
Hold — firefly
1 click — OFF
2 clicks — turbo
3 clicks — strobe
Hold — rewind modes in ascending order
How Acebeam X50.2 shines
Acebeam promises stabilized brightness — and you get it. Their main competitors, Imalent, claim it for every one of their flashlights, but none of the ones I’ve gotten my hands on in recent years have had it. Not quantum physics, the right word. But one manufacturer promises and does, and the second only promises.
OK. It makes no sense to wait for a long time in the turbo for such a ratio of sizes and maximum brightness. But, nevertheless, Acebeam X50 from a cold start gives quite acceptable operating time in this mode. But in a real situation, when the flashlight has already warmed up, the turbo will be very fleeting. Although this is enough to briefly glance around or cause admiring cursing of others.
I was frankly surprised to see that the cooling starts to affect even the very bright High mode.
But most of all, I was surprised to see that when cooled with an ordinary usb fan, the flashlight maintains MID3 mode with 7500 lumens. Of course, you can’t do without a handle when working full-fledged in higher modes, the case gets very hot.
In short, 3 * 21700 batteries give a good run time. If you do not abuse the higher brightness, then you can quite stretch the charge reserve for the whole night.
In terms of light, you get the expected, convenient and close-range medium-range flashlight, the brightness margin of which is enough to illuminate everything around at a distance of a couple of hundred meters in case of urgent need. Literally everything is around, you don’t even have to turn the flashlight, it will be a real wall of light. Occasionally, a question arrives in the comments from the owners of large plots, they say, what kind of flashlight to take so that you can illuminate everything at once. Well, here’s one like Acebeam X50.2, for example.
I think that examples of light are the most interesting thing in the review of flashlights. And for such a super-powerful flashlight, you need to show it in all its glory, so there will be a lot of photos here.
For an ordinary suburban area, ultralow-low modes will be enough for you, which will work all night.
But 150m to the construction site, look, a real spotlight
200m distance, here you need to start working from medium modes.
Then there is some use only from High and Turbo
The video review of this super powerful flashlight contains many more examples of how it shines, so please take a look
I have an exceptionally warm relationship with Acebeam. With almost every new flashlight (there are exceptions, however, but exactly what exceptions), the manufacturer shows what happens if you create a new model based on logic and convenience, and not from marketing that is harmful to the user, obsessed with numbers. And it turns out a good and convenient flashlight. Handsome and bright. And to make such a flashlight, I’m sure, is no more difficult than some other nonsense. It is enough just to want and, I suspect, to force the development participants to use flashlights themselves and read the flashlight forums. It is a mystery to me why for Acebeam this is an easy task, but for many others it is an overwhelming challenge. In short, what Acebeam does usually fully meets my requests for flashlight functionality and appreciate almost everything they have released.
Acebeam X50 v2 is no exception. The flashlight looks great. It has convenient controls and lightning-fast charging. In terms of brightness, the flashlight is exactly what you expect from it — it is incredibly bright. Exclusively. And we are not talking about turbo puff in higher modes — they are quite practical. And unlike its direct competitor — Imalent, the brightness of Acebeam is stabilized, it does not sag as it discharges. Separately, I appreciated the opportunity to take the 5000K version, sacrificing a little amount of light for the sake of its brightness. Photographers can also take the HiCRI version.
Due to the form factor and, first of all, the price, the Acebeam X50.2 is, of course, a frankly niche flashlight for a small circle of flashlight enthusiasts or wealthy people. For the average user in this regard, the review will be purely informative. The flashlight is expensive, but Acebeam products are generally no more expensive than flashlights from other major brands and you would pay the same for the same from another major brand.
But if the question of money is not worth it to you, if you just need to choose the best and most powerful flashlight on the market in this size, then the Acebeam X50 v2 review, I hope, proved to you that it fully deserves such a title. This is a great example of a WOW product that is not just a disposable WOW, a flashlight is convenient and fun to use. In addition to practicality, Acebeam X50.2 has a wonderful gift potential. If you are looking for a gift for a person who thinks that nothing will surprise him, Acebeam X50.2 will show that such things are still left. Believe me, such brightness in this size will simply shock and your gift will be remembered.
Of course, there are bright flashlights and at a lower price. In the budget segment, there are interesting solutions, albeit completely non-gift-looking and noticeably less bright. I will tell you about the same Wurrkos TS32 in the near future, in the lumeniac group I have already posted examples of how this flashlight shines.
Where to buy and how to save
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