Review : Imalent DX80 - 30k lumen monster

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Review : Imalent DX80 - 30k lumen monster

A few words for Imalent DX80 :

DX80, “The End of Darkness”, is a rechargeable LED flashlight with intelligent design that focused on maximum brightness and runtime that can be applied to all kinds of environments. Its 8 pieces of American CREE XHP70 2nd generation LED make it capable of a max output of up to 32000lumens. With its advanced circuit design,the OLED display can show the output, voltage and modes,the ease of use that this brings for outdoor activities will change your world, it allows you to plan effectively, and lower the risk of ever running out of light in the dark.

Overview/Specifications :

·Utilizes 8 pieces of American CREE XHP70 2nd generation LEDs, with a lifespan of up to 50000 hours and a maximum output of 32000 lumens.

·The multi-functional OLED display can show various parameters and settings.

·Built-in battery pack includes 8 pcs 3000mAh high discharge performance 18650 Li-ion batteries.

·Size: 213 mm (length)*92 mm (head diameter) *50 mm (body diameter)

·Net weight(battery included):1204g

·High efficiency constant current circuit will maintain constant brightness

·Anti-reverse battery protection

·Built-in thermal control module will automatically adjust the brightness output, keep using comfortably.

·Combination of toughened ultra-clear mineral and anti-reflective coating glass

·Aluminium OP reflector

·Aerospace-grade aluminium alloy body, wear-resistant Type III hard-anodized surface treatment

·IPX-8 standard waterproof (2 metres submersible)

·1.5m impact resistant

·Tail stand function

First Look :

Flashlight in it’s box , a big box for a big flashlight :

Box has a small Warning on it , since many users couldn’t get their lights working for quite some time haha :

Inside the packaging you can find :

Package Contains :

  • Flashlight
  • Holster
  • User manual ( pic here! )
  • Lanyard
  • 2x o-rings
  • Charger (This particular light came with EU plug)

A closer look :

Here we have the DX80 ! The ultimate flooder flashlight , featuring 8* XHP70.2 powered by 8* 18650 batteries , making 5 digit lumen figures !

It has quite some mass , but for it’s power it is a must !

Dimensions time !

Langth : 213 mm
Head Diameter : 92 mm
Body diameter : 50 mm

Weight : 1.21kg

Flashlight in hand Big Smile . Well , even if it has a lot of batteries in it , it has a very nice balance , not making it hard to hold it for long times :

Let’s start from the top . We can see the head of the flashlight :

We can see the e-switch is on the front side , a nice big button :

Notice the little above the switch , it’s the OLED display , that has many uses as i will show you later :

Below the e-switch , there are some little holes which help the internal cooling fins :

Back side , with the charging port :

The psu it uses for charging , provides 19V 2000mA and has a standard 5mm x 2mm jack .

Charging the Battery from 0 to 100 % takes about 3 1/2 hours .

Time to see the interesting side . Flashlight features 8* XHP70.2 with an OP reflector :

The purple reflection is from the AR coating .

Reflector is OP , and has a very nice design :

Glass is AR coated , and can be seen a little here too :

Bezel is nice , crenelated and seems durable , quite important for the weight of this big light if you accidentally drop it :

If we unscrew the tube that holds the battery pack , we can see the contact points of the driver :

Uses a big gold plated spring in the center to carry the plus , and a brass ring to carry the ground .

The tube has two contact points that connect to these i mentioned right above :

You can also see a Warning by Imalent : Do not dismantle the battery !

Warning ! When you get the flaslight this is the place that you need to remove the plastic insulator (little “plastic sheet box mentions”) :

We can also see it features anodized threads (not very important for this flashlight since you don’t remove the tube a lot) , and has double o-rings :

Battery tube doesn’t have any knurling , but i didn’t have problem holding it :

At the “tail” you can see the Imalent DX80 logo and the info of the battery pack ( Battery Pack MRB08 3.7V 88.8Wh ) :

It has a nice stainless steel wire rope keyring , so you’re able to attach a lanyard or something similar :

Holster :

It comes with a nice holster so you can carry on the belt the flashlight , or just store it there to prevent damage :

How it works (&modes) :

  • Turn On/Off :
    Press the e-switch momentarily to activate the light. Pressing it for about 1s turns the light off. It has mode memory , and will remember last used mode next time you turn on the flashlight .
  • Change Modes :
    With the light turned on, press the side switch momentarily to circle through the five different modes : Low1 (150lm) , Low2 (500lm) , Mid (1500lm) , High1 (5000lm) , High2 (13000lm) .
  • Access Turbo :
    From ON or OFF , double click will activate Turbo (32000lm) mode .

A gif showing scrolling though the modes and accessing turbo :

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  • Lock / Unlock :
    When flashlight is OFF , a long press will lock the light to prevent accidental activation . Another long press will unlck it .

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OLED display :

As i mentioned , DX80 has a small OLED display above the switch that is used in many ways …

While the flashlight is ON , with a triple click it will display all the important info : The mode youu’re right now , Battery pack voltage and battery icon (represents percentage) .

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While it is off , triple click shows the battery pack voltage only :

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While flashlight is charging , it displays the battery status :

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It has more uses of course :
For example , when battery voltage is less than 13V the battery symbol will flash 10 times every 1 minute to remind user to charge the flashlight .
It will also start flashing the Warning symbol 8 times every 30 seconds if the temperature of the flashlight reach 50 deg. Celcius .

Measurements :

Lumens :

  • Low1 (150lm) – 155 lm
  • Low2 (500lm) – 520 lm
  • Medium (1500lm) – 2080 lm
  • High1 (5000lm) – 5630 lm
  • High2 (13000lm) – 12930 lm
  • Turbo – 29600 lumens

Intensity : Coming soon…

My runtime test :

High mode :

Coming soon …

Turbo mode :

For 2m 30s it runs at over 27k lumens , and after that reduces to 6500 lumens .

Beamshots :

Low2 (A little under-exposed) :

Mid :

High1 :

High2 :

Turbo :

A shot on the side of a road , you can see it covers side to side , but it also reaches the building that is about 120m away :

More beamshots coming !

Conclusion :

A true Lumen monster ! Robust design , with lot’s of cool features , cleverly designed in every aspect . Good output on all (nicely spaced) modes , and of course output on Turbo is able to provide a massive output of about 30k lumens . Comes with a quality battery pack that consists of 8* 18650 cells , and has a fast internal charger .
Really impressed from Imalent this time Wink .

Comment if you want me to check something on the flashlight , or tell your opinion . Thanks !

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Imalent DX80 : https://goo.gl/uyjNgt

You can try & use the Coupon Code: GB11DX to get the flashlight for 216.95$

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Reserved for updates , i have some things to add Wink

Jona was kind enough to also provide a nice deal :

Imalent DX80 : https://goo.gl/uyjNgt
Coupon Code: GB11DX , Price 216.95$

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Interesting . But that keyring/lanyard loop is a throwaway. I use them but I wouldn’t trust one to secure my 2 pound light.

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adnj wrote:
Interesting . But that keyring/lanyard loop is a throwaway. I use them but I wouldn’t trust one to secure my 2 pound light.

Tried ripping it with my finger but it didn’t break . Seems decent , but something safer/steonger would be nice .

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Thanks for the review with very well taken pictures of the beam shot and DX80. Is the lumen measured at 30th second or at 1st second?

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tonylim wrote:
Thanks for the review with very well taken pictures of the beam shot and DX80. Is the lumen measured at 30th second or at 1st second?

Thank you !
I take measurements about 25 seconds after turn on.

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giorgoskok wrote:
Reserved for updates , i have some things to add Wink

Jona was kind enough to also provide a nice deal :

Imalent DX80 : https://goo.gl/uyjNgt
Coupon Code: GB11DX , Price 216.95$

The code: GB11DX is effective code for US and EU Plug.

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gearbest wrote:
giorgoskok wrote:
Reserved for updates , i have some things to add Wink

Jona was kind enough to also provide a nice deal :

Imalent DX80 : https://goo.gl/uyjNgt
Coupon Code: GB11DX , Price 216.95$

The code: GB11DX is effective code for US and EU Plug.


Interested in ordering one.

Have the charger issues been resolved with the latest production lights?

Thanks.

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Nice review mate. Wish I had the $$$ to buy one of these meself.

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seery wrote:
gearbest wrote:
giorgoskok wrote:
Reserved for updates , i have some things to add Wink

Jona was kind enough to also provide a nice deal :

Imalent DX80 : https://goo.gl/uyjNgt
Coupon Code: GB11DX , Price 216.95$

The code: GB11DX is effective code for US and EU Plug.


Interested in ordering one.

Have the charger issues been resolved with the latest production lights?

Thanks.

My charger (EU plug) is fine , and good quality . It barely gets warm when i charge my DX80 . I think only some US plug chargers from the 1st batch were tricky …