[Review] - Imalent R70C - XHP70.2, 6500 lumen, 403500cd, 1270mt - by Lock

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[Review] - Imalent R70C - XHP70.2, 6500 lumen, 403500cd, 1270mt - by Lock

Hello guys !!! Today we will see the Imalent R70C: a powerful Searchlight able to deliver at maximum power 6500 lumens with 403500cd and maximum distance of 1270m. The Flashlight was sent directly by Imalent for the review.

 

You can buy it from here: https://imalentstore.com/product/r70c

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Packaging and content

The R70C comes in a beautiful box of hard cardboard with magnetic closure. A practical plastic handle on the upper part facilitates transport. Later on, a brief description and all the main features of the product are given.

Inside, a thick layer of polyurethane foam prevents the movements of the flashlight and accessories during transport.

The package includes:

• The Imalent R70C flaslight

• 4x 18650 3000mAh batteries

• Laynard

• The proprietary USB cable for charging

• User Manual

• 2x replacement O-ring

Caratteristiche principali

• Uses an American CREE LED XHP70.2 HD, with 50000h of lifespan

• Maximum output 6500 lumens

• Integrated charging system for fast and safe charging.

• Six levels that can be selected quickly and direct access to the Turbo

• Memory Mode function, remember the last setting used

• LED status indicator under the switch showing the remaining battery capacity

• Aerospace aluminum body with anti-scratch type III anodization

• High efficiency circuit for constant current supply

• Built-in thermal protection module that regulates output avoiding overheating

• Heat sink fins for efficient heat dissipation

• Side switch, user-friendly interface for output management.

• Super-transparent lens with anti-reflective coating

• Smooth reflector (SMO) in aluminum

• Water resistance according to IPX-8 standard up to 2m depth

• Dimensions: 205 mm (length) x 129.5 mm (head diameter) x 55.5 mm (body diameter)

• Weight: 810g (excluding batteries) - 997g (batteries included)

 

Specifications

 

Output Levels and UI

The Imalent R70C has 6 normal brightness levels (including the Turbo) + 1 Special (Strobo) divided as follows:

Turbo: 6500 (measured 6097) – 8+96 min

High: 4000 lm (measured 4154 lm) – 110min

Middle: 1600 lm (measured 1662 lm) – 3h30min

Middle Low: 800 lm (measured 820 lm) – 7h6min

Low: 500 lm (measured 510 lm) – 18h18min

Eco: 200 lm (measured 205 lm) – 80h

The measured data are to be considered peak, taken within 30 seconds from the ignition. Following the runtime curves on the "Turbo", "High" and "Middle" levels. At the beginning of the test the cells reported a voltage equal to 4.20V while at the end of the test values ??included between 2.82V and 2.84V.

The User Interface is very simple and easy to remember. Thanks to the side switch you can access all the functions of the R70C.

Power On / Off and Level Selection: To turn the flashlight on or off, just click on the side button. With the light on, holding the button down will cycle through the various levels in the order Eco-Low-Middle Low-Middle-High.

Direct access to the Turbo / Strobe: with the flashlight on, press the button twice consecutively to access the Turbo. With two more quick clicks you will switch to the special Strobo level.

Low Power Warning: With the flashlight on, when the battery falls below 3.2V the LED indicator near the switch will turn red and indicate that it is time to charge the batteries. If instead the color is Green it means that the battery is still charged and in any case not less than 3.2V.

Intelligent Thermal Control: When using the flashlight on high levels, such as Turbo, the temperature increases dramatically. When 55 ° C is reached, the flashlight automatically reduces the output to the 1500lm level, avoiding dangerous overheating and preserving the life of LEDs and electronic parts.

Memory Mode: The flashlight will remember the last level of output used except for the Turbo and Strobe levels.

Lock-out: When the R70C is off, press the power button for 3 seconds. The green light under the switch will flash 3 times indicating that the electronic lock-out has occurred correctly. Long press of 1 second to unlock the interface (also in this case the LED will flash three consecutive times) 

 

The body and the materials

The Imalent R70C is a powerful Searchlight equipped with a large reflector(about 13cm the diameter) and equipped with a second generation Cree XHP70.2 LED capable of delivering to the turbo 6500lumen with a maximum light intensity of over 403500cd and a shot of 1270mt.

The first impression I had pulling the R70C out of the box was pure amazement. I had never seen or touched a flashlight of this size.

Like all the other Imalents seen so far, the build quality is excellent, the materials are of quality, the abundant thicknesses and the finishes treated in detail. To the touch the R30C offers a good feeling of solidity and strength. Despite the tonnage, the weight remains quite contained about 800g which becomes 1kg with the batteries inserted.

Before use, we must remember to remove the protective film to protect the lens.

The LED of this model is the CREE XHP70.2 HD (not decupulate) that is well centered on the bottom of the reflector.

The reflector is made of aluminum, smooth and mirror polished

The bezel seems to be made of aluminum, has a battlement and is protruding enough to protect the large lens of the R70C optimally.

The lens is of quality, anti-scratch, super-transparent and equipped with the classic anti-reflection treatment

The lettering is well done and present only in the queue with the product model and the words "Spot and Flood light in one".

The tail is not flat but also allows the flashlight to be used in tailstanding on horizontal surfaces.

On the edge of the tail there are a series of holes for fixing the wrist strap or paracord.

The flashlight can be disassembled essentially in two parts: • the head, on which is located all the circuitry, the optical part and the switch • the body inside which there are 4 18650 batteries that power the R70C

The head is obviously very large in the shape of a truncated cone and has a surface worked by means of vertical and horizontal milling very beautiful from the point of view esteticho and useful to ensure the anti-roll on inclined surfaces. Using the flashlight with high levels, such as the Turbo, the large surface of the head will allow excellent heat dissipation.

The flashlight body, on the other hand, has a cylindrical shape and has deep horizontal grooves which act as dissipating fins.

The anodization is perfect everywhere, smooth but not shiny, to the touch offers a beautiful feeling and also a good grip.

The switch is lateral, slightly protruding, wide, metallic (in steel). Pressing it emits a ringing "click", is very precise and offers excellent tactile feedback. It is easily detectable even in the darkness or if you are using gloves.

In the immediate vicinity of the switch there is a status LED that provides information on the capacity of the cell.

at the opposite side we find the magnetic charging interface. Slightly recessed into the head of the flashlight allows in a moment the connection of the appropriate cable. It is composed of two concentric metal rings and, thanks to the present magnet, connecting the proprietary cable is really very simple. In fact, it is sufficient to bring the parts closer together to allow contact. This system, unlike the classic micro USB or TypeC ports, allows greater resistance to water and dirt.

The charging speed is around 2 amps. A full charge takes about 6 hours. Different types of 18650 cells can also be used, both protected and not but preferably top button and not too short. Included in the package are 4x 18650 Imalent 3000mAh.

The configuration is 4P or batteries placed parallel to each other. Therefore, if necessary, the flashlight can also be used with only 1, 2 or 3 batteries. Obviously using a single cell will not be possible to activate the Turbo, given the large amount of current absorbed, while there will be no problems if you use more than one cell. A wrist strap and a pair of spare O-rings are also provided

For the safe use of the flashlight and to make the most of its potential, the exclusive use of quality cells that support large current draw is recommended. In addition, Imalent recommends the use of cells with PCBs (Protection Circuit). At the positive pole we have a thick and thick golden ring that allows contact with the positive pole of the cells.

At the negative pole we have instead a series of golden springs of good section, with little running but quite rigid.

The threads are well made, precise, sliding and well lubricated and thanks to the anodization they allow the physical lock-out of the interface by slightly unscrewing the head and thus eliminating the risk of accidental switching on and the annoying parasitic drain. An O-ring placed nearby ensures perfect waterproofing.

In hand the R70C is comfortable, balanced and not tired even if used for a long time.

The flashlight is guaranteed as waterproof according to the IPX8 standard. Tested abundantly in running water and also at a depth of 1 meter did not report any kind of infiltration. Impact resistance is given up to 1.5m in height.

 

Comparison between R70C and RT35

 

Beam, Tint and Beamshots

The tint of the R70C is a Cool around 6000K, uniform and without any color change. The beam is tight but not too much, well focused, with a very bright spot and an active spill that is perfectly usable nearby By comparing the R70C beam with that of the RT35 I can say that it is about twice as large as diameter. Holding the flashlight parallel to the ground at a height of about 80cm, the spill, at the point where you have your feet, starts at about 150 / 160cm away. The geometry of the beam does not present artifacts, the shot is really monstrous: from some tests carried out I could see how it is possible to illuminate without problems at 500-600 meters away.

Following some Nightshot on the average / long distance

 

Beamshot #1 

 

Beamshot #2

 

Beamshot #3

 

Beamshot #4

 

Beamshot #5

 

Beamshot #6

 

Beamshot #7

 

Beamshot #8

 

Beamshot #9

 

Beamshot #10

Following some shots to compare the beam of Imalent R70C and RT35.

 

Beamshot #11: R70C e RT35, target 70m

 

Beamshot #12: R70C e RT35, target 200m

 

Beamshot #13: R70C e RT35, shot with beam parallel to the ground

 

Beeamshot #14: R70C and RT35 compared

 

Imalent R70C XHP70.2 vs Haikelite MT07S XHP70.2

 

Final considerations

The R70C is a product with amazing performance. The power is incredible, the output to the Turbo exceeds 6000 lumens and, thanks to the immense reflector, the shot reaches well over the kilometer. Lighting well at 400-500 meters is not a problem at all. For longer distances it is necessary to use binoculars. XD

The dissipation, despite the powers involved, is excellent. The heat is dispersed throughout the body and on the large surface of the head allowing it to maintain high output levels for long periods. The integrated module for thermal regulation works well: the flashlight during my tests has never heated up so much to make it unpleasant to use with bare hands.

The interface is simple and intuitive, 6 levels well spaced, direct access to the Turbo and hidden Strobe level. Convenient the presence of an integrated charging system that allows you to charge the batteries without having to remove them from the flashlight.

The R70C is powerful, the size and weight are generous, but is very comfortable to hold in your hand even for long periods. It is balanced and the weights are well distributed. The materials are of quality, the finishes are cured and the abundant thicknesses. The beam particularly pleased me. Thanks to the powerful XHP70.2 and the reflector of about 12cm in diameter, we have a very bright, wide but well focused Spot. At the same time a bright and perfectly exploitable Spill lights everything in the immediate vicinity.

The tint is uniform, Cool but not particularly cold. The package is complete: we have 3000mAh 4x18650 (in addition to the spare O-rings, the Laynard, and the charging cable) that allow you to use the flashlight immediately.

What I would have preferred to see more on this model is: a screw connection for the tripod, a holster (or a system to protect the lens) included in the package, a wrist strap of superior quality, the use of an XHP70.2 HI LED (if it will exist) and maybe the possibility to choose between Cool and Neutral tint. Thanks for reading. What do you think of this new product?

Edited by: lock on 11/04/2018 - 08:17
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Fantastic review.  Thank you lock.

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Thanks for these nice impressions. May I ask what area of Italy this is where you took those pictures?

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Thanks for the very detailed review and excellent beamshots. It’s hard to imagine this thing can handle 8 minutes at 6,000 lumens and maintain 4000 lumens without stepdown. If it is true, that makes this better than the MF04 and GT70. Also, I’m very disappointed Imalent is not offering Neutral White options.

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great pictures again Enrico!

 

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Great review..i need this..

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Thanks for these nice impressions. May I ask what area of Italy this is where you took those pictures?

 

hello I come from Reggio Calabria and the photos of this review were made in two different places:

in the Aspromonte mountains https://goo.gl/maps/Bzg36iyBuLr

and in an area called Pentimele where there are the ancient fortifications built in antiquity to control the passage of enemy ships and to defend the port https://goo.gl/maps/uQdWekzLXiT2

 

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Grazie mille Enrico! Smile

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SKV89 wrote:
Thanks for the very detailed review and excellent beamshots. It’s hard to imagine this thing can handle 8 minutes at 6,000 lumens and maintain 4000 lumens without stepdown. If it is true, that makes this better than the MF04 and GT70. Also, I’m very disappointed Imalent is not offering Neutral White options.

Did you try to send an email to imalent boss ? Maybe he might able to build one for you.

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I emailed Imalent and said I would buy the R90C and MS12 if they make neutral white option and there response is:

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We have did a survey, for XHP70 2nd generation, people would like neutral white one, but for 70 first generation, people prefer cool white.

Therefore, we still want to keep it simple. We would only keep cool white only at present.

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That email doesnt make sense to me. Lol. I guess they dont understand what you said.

Imalent know people like xhp70.2 nw and they make a cw instead.. what ?????

Yes. Imalent did the right thing going with the xhp70 instead of xhp70.2 on the ms12.

Tell them about blf gt xhp70.2 NW and mf02s xhp70.2 nw.. do they realize many blf guys like NW ???

Xhp70.2 NW is GOLD.

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Νice review.Any measurement about candela and indensity?

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That email doesnt make sense to me. Lol. I guess they dont understand what you said.

Imalent know people like xhp70.2 nw and they make a cw instead.. what ?????

Yes. Imalent did the right thing going with the xhp70 instead of xhp70.2 on the ms12.

Tell them about blf gt xhp70.2 NW and mf02s xhp70.2 nw.. do they realize many blf guys like NW ???

Xhp70.2 NW is GOLD.

I did try to convince them by pointing them to the GT70 survey. They don’t seem to get it. Language barrier I think.

I think they are losing a ton of sales by not offering NW. I tried convincing them to sell 4500k-5000k almost a year ago with the DX80, but they said very little people like NW!!! I think their surveys must have been conducted in China where the general preference is CW. In the US, I believe more people prefer NW.

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next time I meet Imalent I try in person to make them like NW Wink 

 

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May be i am invisible.Anything about the throw Lock?

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May be i am invisible.Anything about the throw Lock?

 

Hi, I did some rough tests with the luxmeter and I got these value:

3942 lux to 10m --> 394200cd 

963 lux to 20m --> 385200cd

 

 

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Tom6 wrote:
May be i am invisible.Anything about the throw Lock?

 


Hi, I did some rough tests with the luxmeter and I got these value:


3942 lux to 10m —> 394200cd 


963 lux to 20m —> 385200cd


 


 


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This light isnt getting any LOVE.

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^ It will.  The light is unbelievably compact, light (in weight) and easy to handle.  Combine that with it's quality and performance and you got a winner.  I wish it had a switch that was always lit for easier location.  Also lanyard attachment would be nice. 

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^ It will.  The light is unbelievably compact, light (in weight) and easy to handle.  Combine that with it’s quality and performance and you got a winner.  I wish it had a switch that was always lit for easier location.  Also lanyard attachment would be nice. 

I hope it does, i might order it this Fri..you can get for under $200..so what the hey..

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I think because the GT70 and MF04S were released before the R70C, most people who like this kind of light already have one. Also the R70C is only available in CW, while more people prefer NW.

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I think because the GT70 and MF04S were released before the R70C, most people who like this kind of light already have one. Also the R70C is only available in CW, while more people prefer NW.

I bet your right, if it came out sooner..people would be all up on it.

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Well, just got it, nice light, but my LED is off center, hot spot ses fine, but theres a bright eing around the carona? Does anybody else have this light? Can you tell me if yours is the same?

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That's not good.  At this price range, your light should not have a problem like that.  I just tried to unscrew my bezel.  I stopped when I got to a point where I thought I might damage the bezel.  All I can say is that if its out of place, the reflector may be bent.  The centering ring looks pretty beefy and everything in this light seems close tolerance.  I would contact the vendor immediately.   Sorry for the blurry shot.  It's late and I need to go crash.

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Thanks for that, mine is like this

https://imgur.com/a/79fljKP

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Oh man that sucks. You might be able to manually center it. Most of the time, the mcpcb is only adhered with thermal paste so it can slide around.

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Oh man that sucks. You might be able to manually center it. Most of the time, the mcpcb is only adhered with thermal paste so it can slide around.

Yeah it sucks, im gonna talk to Neal tomarrow, Imale t should have cought it, its not Neals fault for sending to me..shame on Imalent.

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Yea I’ve been reading a lot about Imalent’s lack of QA/QC. The fan in Newlumen’s brand new MS12 was broken. It’s good that they easily accepted the RMA but it still cost some money for Newlumen to ship it back. Not sure if the head is glued but if you can twist it off, the reflector should just come out and you can use your hands to slide the mcpcb over a bit to center it. Will save you the hassle of the RMA process.

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Yea I’ve been reading a lot about Imalent’s lack of QA/QC. The fan in Newlumen’s brand new MS12 was broken. It’s good that they easily accepted the RMA but it still cost some money for Newlumen to ship it back. Not sure if the head is glued but if you can twist it off, the reflector should just come out and you can use your hands to slide the mcpcb over a bit to center it. Will save you the hassle of the RMA process.

I know that, it sucks he got that, i dont wanna take it apart, i should have to, plus not good at it..lol..i will see what Neal says.

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added to the review the comparison between Haikelite MT07S XHP70.2 and Imalent R70C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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