Product name: ThorFire Upgraded C8s LED Flashlight with 18650 Battery USB Charger Bike Light Mount For Cycling Camping Hiking
Model: C8s Upgraded
Emitter Type: XM-L2
Material: Constructed from aero grade aluminum alloy
Battery Configurations: 1 × 18650 battery or 2× 3V CR123A
Switch Type: clicky
Switch Location: tail of the flashlight
Max Output: 900lumens
Range: 600 meter (max)
Reflector: Smooth reflector
Waterproof: IPX-8 waterpoof
Weight: 200g without battery
Size: 7.4 × 2.1 × 3.3 inches
Flashlights comes in a brown box :
Later in this review there will be a discussion about included accessories .
The flashlight itself :
Good quality reflector , producing a nice beam :
Lens aren’t AR coated , but “clear” enough :
Some words for the accessories included :
- Battery is a true 3000mAh protected battery , test showed 2.890mAh on Lii-500 (discharged to 2.8V not 2.5V that battery manufacturers rate the cells) .
- Charger provides 0.75A charge current , and termination voltage is 4.21V . Great!
- Bike mount accepts great variety of diameters , fully adjustable . It can also rotate !
Head , tube and tailswitch :
Tube threads (tailcap side) , anodized and “square”. Note that it has an o-ring , and threads are well lubed :
Switch (regular reverse clicky) :
Switch assembly (classic & trustworthy little omten switch used) :
Flashlight head . You can see the driver , with the driver retaining ring and driver’s nice gold plated spring :
Bezel removed , no glue :
Flashlight head , no pill as you can see . Also , emitter mcpcb is copper (non-dtp board) :
Driver is a buck driver , that accepts single 18650 battery or two 3V CR123A batteries .
Modes : It has 4 basic modes , and a hidden strobe mode .
- Full click enables/disables flashlight .
- Half click navigates through the 4 basic modes
- A quick double (half) click enables Strobe
Battery used : Thorfire 3000mAh battery (the one that comes with the flashlight)
Lumens on highest setting : Approx. 940 Lumens
Intensity on highest setting : 29.5 kcd
Amperage Draw :
Hi : 2.9 Amps
Med : 757mA
Low : 90mA
Moonlight : 17mA
Runtime (tested) :
Hi : 60-70 minutes
Med : 150-180 mins
Low : 27 hours
Moonlight : 42 hours
A picture of the beam – Wall @ 12 meters :
Tree @ 90 meters (ISO 350 , Shutter speed 1/4) :
Control shot :
The review says everything i think . A very good quality C8 : good anodization , anodized threads , a nice buck driver and the high quality reflector . 4 basic modes (and hidden blibky) , with nice spacing from moon to high , what else can we ask for ? Performance wise , it isn’t the most powerful C8 in the market , but yet has some great throw and a great looking beam . Check post #2 with an optional mod also
Flashlight was provided by Thorfire for review purposes . You can find this flashlight here (non-aff) .
Updates list ( to do ) :
Wall @ 12m beamshot (updated)
Switch assembly (updated under “Quick Teardown”)
Extended driver view + mod (see 2nd post in this thread!)
Accessories review (battery , charger , bike mount) (updated under “Extended Review”)
DTP board (updated under “Guick Teardown”)