Crelant V1A Review

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Crelant V1A Review

Crelant V1A review

Hey folks today i will be reviewing the Crelant V1A

This is a small and versatile key-chain flashlight it is on the upper end of key chain flashlight power! It puts out a claimed 160 lumen (believable )

Specs are a little had to find for this model Crelant website doesn’t show any specs?
Brand: CRELANT
Model: V1A
Lamp Beads: Cree XP-E
Beads Number: 1
Luminous Flux: 160Lm
Color temperature: 6500K
Switch Type: Rotary Switch
Feature: Lightweight
Function: Night Riding, Household Use, EDC, Camping, Hiking, Walking
Battery Type: 10440, AAA
Battery Quantity: 1 x AAA / 1 × 10440 (not included)
Mode: 3 (High > Low > Strobe)
Waterproof Standard: IPX-8 Standard Waterproof

Power Source: Battery
Reflector: Aluminum Textured Orange Peel Reflector
Lens: Glass Lens
Beam Distance: 0-50m
Body Material: Aluminium Alloy
Available Light Color: Cool White
Available Color: Silver

It uses a Cree XP-E with 4 modes low medium and high and a stobe all modes must be cycled thru to get back to the low modes again i can not find any info on the lumen levels at each setting! You can see the o-ring around the glass lens.
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The light it self is a unique design i have never seen a light built like till now. The build quality is good the materiel’s used are good the light feel sturdy yet light weighing in at only 20 grams and is only 7.5cm in length. should be small enough to fit on my most key-chains. You can also see the o-ring here plus the longer threads help keep water out!
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The light can tail stand that is a bonus. This is where you connect the light to your key chain! Funnily enough this is all that comes with the flashlight. That is it that little connection ring and a box of course!
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Okay so the flashlight is good right? Well yea for the price you cant beat it. The amount of power that comes out of it can make me smile! If you where to charge me more i would think twice no doubt. Not because its bad but just kind of a pain the twist to change modes is okay. I don’t mind that my EDC the Xtar wk21 uses it but the Xtar has a memory mode so i do not have to go through all the modes to get to the one that i need high mode.
To me lower modes on this light are not that usable…. Moonlight is a real moonlight mode very low! I guess that would be enough to open up the front door right? Yes chis it would be silly! But then medium mode is just above that only a few lumen difference okay more usable of course.

Then we have high mode hide your wife and kids because they will go blind… That is my one issue with this light the mode spacing is a pain then i have to cycle through modes every time i want high?
But come on for $7 USD or $10 aussie dollars can i complain it seems so Big Smile Not a big problem for most who love moonlight mode ( I do when i am fishing) Ah hell i forgot i got for free because of my Gearbest points lol!

Okay so i bought this flashlight to run on AAA don’t even bother with it. Running on AAA it puts out the worse amount of light you really need a 10440 so i went to Fasttech and i bought 4 soshines 10440 no biggie. This is my first 10440 light. (see video for output on AAA)

Okay now its time to sell my self. I done a video review and i will post it here click the link please! But in all seriousness i got over twisting on and off when i put it up against 3 other light so i left it on for a while maybe 7 minutes maybe a little longer so it does get warm not to crazy hot but the head is a bit uncomfortable to touch (that’s what she said aye). On the other hand it chews through the 10440. the 10440 battery was at 4.12 volts and by the time id finished it was 3.6 volts on the plus side output didn’t suffer to much. ha! man i have a dirty mind!

Its not about the size its about how you use it! you can see the V1A is smaller then the rest but it has a higher output then them all! The output is similar to the Hugsby XP-2 but the tint is a little higher.
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This is low mode on the the Crelant V1A on my shed. you can see the blueish hue in the flashlight.
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Medium mode
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High mode
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My back yard with the Crelant on high!
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Moonlight/low mode on my door enough light to see…
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Medium mode getting into the door enough light i am probably just being a sook!
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This is the V1A Crelant in a bucket of water it survives but id take it lightly no diving with it!
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All up i like the flashlight as i said before for the price its great even if a little more was paid it would still be a good buy! I would of liked better output from a normal AAA the IPX-8 rating makes it a Great solid EDC flashlight.

Thanks for reading….

You can see the light being used in the video i put it up against Hugsby XP-1 and XP-2 and the Thorfire PF03 i also drop itfrom 3 meters and put it in water and talk about the specs a little more….

Edited by: everydaysurvivalgear on 04/25/2016 - 17:49
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i’ve been intrigued by this light ever since it appeared at cnqualitygoods years back when it was called a ……??timebomb ? it always looked like a little tomahawk missile

Does it have PWm?/ and does it always start on low.. ? L/M/H ?

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Hey mate no pwn when I filmed it and none to my eyes. Yea it starts low medium high then stribe but no memory…

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nice light, almost like they used a modified LED star as tail-end.
Nice reviews!

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Boaz wrote:
i’ve been intrigued by this light ever since it appeared at cnqualitygoods years back when it was called a ……??timebomb ? it always looked like a little tomahawk missile Does it have PWm?/ and does it always start on low.. ? L/M/H ?

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I have made thee small…. among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.

I put some pictures up so you can see the low and medium modes i guess its bright enough just not bright enough to light up a big area…
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Just purchased one from Gearbest . Could not help myself. Like your icon picture.