Fitorch P26R (XHP70, 1x26650) 3600+ Lumens out of single cell!

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Fitorch P26R (XHP70, 1x26650) 3600+ Lumens out of single cell!

Fitorch sent me their most powerful flashlight to date, the P26R.

The flashlight comes in a nicely designed cardboard box.

After taking a look at the manufacturer’s specifications, it seems that the maximum output is rated at 3600L and the max runtime at 150h.
We will investigate both claims later.

Fitorch’s products seem to always come with a great deal of accessories.
The P26R’s package contained a carrying pouch, an adjustable lanyard, an OTG adapter, a microUSB cable, a keyring and a spare o-ring.

Of course, the main attraction here is the P26R.
The light uses just one 26650 cell and is operated using the textured side switch.

Thanks to the anodization, the light is given a black matte finish.
As seen, the light has lots of thick heat fins and a minimal aluminum bezel.
The bezel is sealed and AFAIK there isn’t an easy way to remove it.

On the opposite side of the switch there is the charging port.
The port is sealed using a rubber flap.

The threads are fully anodized and are square cut.
As with the other Fitorch lights that I reviewed, they are super smooth and arrived lubricated.

The tailcap uses dual thick springs.
This kind of design is necessary due to the high amp draw of the XHP70.
I like the fact that the manufacturer went as far as branding the board with the light’s model.

The head assembly is only accessible from the front, as the body and the head are one solid piece.
Here’s the best shot that I managed to get out of the driver.
The LED+ is using a brass tab instead of a regular spring.

The XHP70 Led is nicely centered thanks to the centering ring, while the front glass is AR coated.
The reflector is orange-pill textured, which helps dissolve any artifacts that the large emitter might create.

The light arrived with a neutral white emitter.
Due to the large LED, the hotspot is large and there’s also quite a big spill around it.

Thanks to the integrated charging port, the light’s 26650 cell can be recharged using a regular smartphone charger.
While charging the indicator LED blinks green. Once the cell is fully charged the LED stays solid green.

In addition, the light can also be utilized as a powerbank.
Below I am charging a Fitorch P20R with the P26R.

User Interface

Despite its single switch operation, the light supports a wide range of function.

  • Turn on: Short press of the switch
  • Turn off : Long press
  • Change modes: Single press (Low – Mid – High – Turbo – High – Mid – Low)
  • Turn on in low mode: 1-3 second press
  • Strobe / SOS: Double press
  • Battery indication: Triple press – The led around the switch will blink according to the battery’s charge state
  • Beacon mode: Quadruple press while turned off. The switch’s led will flash every 2.5 seconds.
  • Lock/Unlock: While turned off long press until the lights starts to flash. To unlock long press.

As seen, the UI contains lots of functions.
It might be a bit frustrating at first, but once mastered it’s a pleasure to use.

Tailcap Measurements

I took my measurements using a clamp meter and a 4500mAh 26650 cell.

Mode – Current
Low – 0.04
Mid – 0.17
High – 0.86
Turbo – 7.22

All modes are regulated.
The turbo mode will step down to 1200L after 90 seconds.
I have to admit that the brightness on turbo is insane.

While on turbo, the light draws 30W of power, which should translate in more than 3600L!
The output is really great considering that this is just a signle 26650 light.

Beamshots
I create some wall beamshots and combined them in an animated gif.
The picture’s order is: Control Shot > Low > Mid > High > Turbo

Update
The tree is 25m (75ft) away.

Mid

High

Turbo

The flashlight is an excellent all around torch.
It has more than enough brightness and getting 200m of throw should be pretty easy.
Also, its material quality is on point.

Edited by: bilakos10 on 10/15/2017 - 13:48
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Nice, thanks for this review

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Looks like a nice entry into the XHP70!

EDC rotation:
Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
Zebralight SC52w-L2
Olight S1A
Olight S1R

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outside beamshot please

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Is that a typo? Going high to turbo then back to high? So it needs to go through each mode twice to get turbo once?

Thanks for the review.

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Sounds like a Sofirn design UI, did not drive me as nuts as I thought it would. But could be improved.

EDC rotation:
Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
Zebralight SC52w-L2
Olight S1A
Olight S1R

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This looks awesome. Hopefully time will tell about the reliability of this model and manufacturer. Cool

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Box wrote:

Is that a typo? Going high to turbo then back to high? So it needs to go through each mode twice to get turbo once?

Thanks for the review.

Nope, that’s not a typo. That’s how the UI is designed.
(Ofc, the light has mode memory)
Personally it doesn’t bother me.

Phantom1 wrote:
outside beamshot please

I will upload some outside beamshots by Sunday.

hIKARInoob wrote:
This looks awesome. Hopefully time will tell about the reliability of this model and manufacturer. Cool

I have reviewed another two lights from the manufacturer in the past.
The two previous lights have been excellent.
I think this one will be no exception, but I will make sure to post an update in the future.

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It sounds pretty neat and might be good competition for other lights in this category.

I built my own light, since there weren’t any good choices (for me).

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonWW2000

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Guys I updated the OP as I added some outside beamshots.

The output in Turbo mode is ridiculous Smile

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bilakos10 wrote:
Guys I updated the OP as I added some outside beamshots.

The output in Turbo mode is ridiculous Smile


I think that’s because they have too big a gap from high to turbo. I just noticed this. 650 lumen to 3600 lumen? That’s not practical. They really need about 1700lm as a fifth step. That’s what will be used the most as you get a lot of light, but is easy on battery and temperature. 1200 is a bit low and can be had by smaller, cheaper lights.

1700 lumen (1500-2000) is roughly what I use the most on my light. Then turbo is for certain rare occasions.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonWW2000

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JasonWW wrote:
I think that’s because they have too big a gap from high to turbo. I just noticed this. 650 lumen to 3600 lumen? That’s not practical. They really need about 1700lm as a fifth step. That’s what will be used the most as you get a lot of light, but is easy on battery and temperature. 1200 is a bit low and can be had by smaller, cheaper lights.

1700 lumen (1500-2000) is roughly what I use the most on my light. Then turbo is for certain rare occasions.

Come on, you’re from Texas. Shouldn’t you be using turbo more often? Unless you’re… old? Haha, just kidding man. Silly
I personally like to have the light (any light) step down to an output level that’s one of the fixed output modes.

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hIKARInoob wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
I think that’s because they have too big a gap from high to turbo. I just noticed this. 650 lumen to 3600 lumen? That’s not practical. They really need about 1700lm as a fifth step. That’s what will be used the most as you get a lot of light, but is easy on battery and temperature. 1200 is a bit low and can be had by smaller, cheaper lights.

1700 lumen (1500-2000) is roughly what I use the most on my light. Then turbo is for certain rare occasions.

Come on, you’re from Texas. Shouldn’t you be using turbo more often? Unless you’re… old? Haha, just kidding man. Silly
I personally like to have the light (any light) step down to an output level that’s one of the fixed output modes.


Are you okay with it going from 650 to 3600?

I’m running narsil on my light so it’s ramping, 150 levels. I’ve just found that 1500-2000 lumen is a sweet spot (for me anyway) of getting good output, while making the batteries last and keeping the heat levels down. I can do a 40 hour work week (night security) without needing a recharge.

I would say the P26R needs a 3 amp mode. I hope Fitorch is listening.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonWW2000

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JasonWW wrote:
Are you okay with it going from 650 to 3600?

I’m running narsil on my light so it’s ramping, 150 levels. I’ve just found that 1500-2000 lumen is a sweet spot (for me anyway) of getting good output, while making the batteries last and keeping the heat levels down. I can do a 40 hour work week (night security) without needing a recharge.

I would say the P26R needs a 3 amp mode. I hope Fitorch is listening.

Good question. This “intermediate” output, between non-sustainable turbo and what the light can output continuously, is probably a nice philosophical topic in modern flashlight land.
I feel that for a large light like the Imalent DX80 and MF01 this output is very important. So for the DX80 that is the 13000 lumen mode (which Imalent has), and for the MF01 that’s the 6000 lumen mode (although I feel the light steps down too quickly).
But for a compact light like the P26R (large EDC/backup light: that’s how I would use it), I personally don’t need it. So a high of about 1000 lumens (to which turbo steps down to), and turbo of 3600 is just fine with me.

So far what I like to see changed is the silly USB adapter that is required to use the light as a power bank. I much rather see a dedicated full size USB output.

Edit: if the light has an output of 1700 lumens, then it wouldn’t be a huge difference with 3600 lumens. If the light goes from 1000 lumens to 3600 lumens on the other hand, then that would be much more visible for an enhanced wow effect.

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Wonder if Acebeam makes this Fitorch. Looks similar to the EC50 GEN 2, similar specs, similar UI (except strobe is triple click, and double click to turbo from any mode), looks like Acebeam font and color schemes on the packaging and manual.

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hIKARInoob wrote:

Edit: if the light has an output of 1700 lumens, then it wouldn’t be a huge difference with 3600 lumens. If the light goes from 1000 lumens to 3600 lumens on the other hand, then that would be much more visible for an enhanced wow effect.

Right, it’s not a huge difference between 1700 and 3600 as far as your eye can see, but it’s quite big as far as heat build up and battery drain. Roughly half the heat and double the run time compared to turbo.

I’m not really wowed by the big gap, more like “Wow, that big gap needs to be fixed”.

Who knows, maybe Fitorch will update the UI to 5 levels on the production version.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonWW2000

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JasonWW wrote:
Right, it’s not a huge difference between 1700 and 3600 as far as your eye can see, but it’s quite big as far as heat build up and battery drain. Roughly half the heat and double the run time compared to turbo.

I’m not really wowed by the big gap, more like “Wow, that big gap needs to be fixed”.

This makes perfect sense. But to me I’d feel the 3600 lumen mode will become sort of redundant with a sensible 1700 lumen mode. And the 1700 lumen mode is not sustainable anyway…
But it makes sense as well to have an additional 1700 lumen mode; more choices the better.