[Info-Thread] Wurkkos FC11 - 18650 EDC, LH351D 5000K 90CRI, USB-C, magnetic tail

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[Info-Thread] Wurkkos FC11 - 18650 EDC, LH351D 5000K 90CRI, USB-C, magnetic tail

Hello everyone,

Wurkkos is about to release another interesting EDC flashlight. It's called "FC11" and has some nice unique selling propositions that I would like to bring closer to you. For instance, it comes with a USB-C port for convenient and flexible recharging. Moreover, it uses the popular and powerful Samsung LH351D LED in neutralwhite tint (5.000K CCT) and 90CRI for high color rendition. For more versatility Wurkkos also implemented a magnetic tailcap as well as two mode groups (stepped modes and ramping).

Production is ongoing now and sales are expected to start by 11/11 sales with multiple options, i.e. purchasing with or w/o battery from AliExpress and Amazon.

Prices are not committed yet but it is expected to be below $ 30.00 with battery included.

 

Specifications

Emitter 1x Samsung LH351D 5.000K 90CRI
Max. ouput 1.300 lumens
Voltage Range 2.7V - 4.2V
Battery Options 1x 3.7V 18650 Li-Ion Battery
Dimensions 116,23mm (length) x 27mm (head diameter)
Weight 65±1 grams (without batteries)
Reflector Orange peel reflector
Lens Toughened mineral glass lens, no AR-coating
Water resistance IPX-7
Driver

FET

Reverse polarity protection

UI

Proprietary, with 2 mode groups (5+1 stepped modes, ramping mode)

Mode memory

Electronic lockout

Timed stepdown from turbo after 90s

Special features

USB-C port

Magnetic tailcap

 

ANSI/NEMA FL1 Chart

Group 1

6 Modes

Mode Eco Low Mid High Turbo Strobe
Luminous Flux 2 lm 50 lm 300 lm 700 lm 1.300 lm 1.300 lm
Runtime 275 h 45 h 9 h 2 h 45 min 1h 20 min -
Beam Distance - 28 m 67 m 104 m 144 m -
Peak Intensity - 200 cd 1.125 cd 2.692 cd 5.183 cd -

Group 2

Ramping

Mode Ramping: Eco to Turbo 1.300 lm
Luminous Flux 2 lm to 1.300 lm 1.300 lm
Runtime depending on luminous flux n/a
Impact Resistance 1 meter / 3,28 feet

 

User Interface

 

Group 1: Stepped modes (default)

  • Fast click to turn on; press and hold for 0.5 second to turn off
  • Fast click the side switch to cycle through modes:
    Eco → Low → Mid → High → Eco → Low → etc.
  • Doubleclick to activate turbo mode, one click to return to the previous brightness setting.
  • Tripleclick to activate strobe mode, one click to return to stepped mode and previous brightness setting.

Toggle between Group 1 and Group 2

  • press & hold the switch for 3 seconds from OFF. Two blinks will confirm the mode group change.

Group 2: Ramping

  • Fast click to turn on or turn off
  • Ramping: Press and hold side switch to ramp up or down. Ramping changes direction by pressing the button again within 1.5 seconds; same direction when ramping again after 1.5 seconds.
  • The light flashes one time when it reaches floor or ceiling (both ends of the ramping range).
  • Doubleclick to activate ceiling level ("turbo"), one click leads back to the last brightness setting.
  • Tripleclick activates the strobe mode, one click leads back to ramping mode and last brightness setting.

Electronic Lockout (to avoid accidental activation e.g. in one's pocket or backpack)

  • 4 fast clicks to lock the flashlight, the light flashes twice for confirmation.
  • 4 fast clicks to unlock the flashlight. The FC11 will turn on in the previously used mode.

 

Some first pictures of a sample

 

 

Further information will be updated accordingly.

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Edited by: Lux-Perpetua on 10/22/2019 - 13:36
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►User manuals in English and German language◄

 

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[reserved for review]

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Indeed, it looks promising. Any pricing info?

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This should be promising. It’s a great LED choice for sure.

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Looks good, quite like the blue ring. Good emitter option, will be curious if the UI ticks the boxes.

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1stein wrote:
Indeed, it looks promising. Any pricing info?

OP updated Wink I have no detailed prices yet but I will inform about it a.s.a.p..

oweban wrote:
[...] will be curious if the UI ticks the boxes.

I will supplement information on the UI later on.

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I love my WK30 so I might have to pick one of these up. That emitter is amazing!

I would love to see Wurkos come out with a small (as small as possible) 18350 light with the LH351D emitter and smooth ramping. I’d be happy with a TIR optic to keep the size down but a reflector version would be cool too.

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Looks like it might share some Sofirn genes. Specifically the SC31B.

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It certainly shares one thing. The mediocre clip that is on hundreds of other lights Smile

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In for one!

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It looks like SC31B head with ED01/Worm ribbed body.

I hope they tweaked the UI to have faster ramping and a lower low. I never use it on the SP32 because Anduril/Narsil does it better.

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Looks good. Waiting for more UI info

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UI and ANSI specs supplemented.

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Why designers choose “hold for off, click to cycle modes” instead of the reverse is… puzzling.

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Why designers choose “hold for off, click to cycle modes” instead of the reverse is… puzzling.

It’s like people without legs designed a bicycle for people without hands.

Technically it works, but it’s awkward and non-intuitive.

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Why designers choose “hold for off, click to cycle modes” instead of the reverse is… puzzling.

I think it might be to prevent returns from users used to lights having a single mode – not that it justifies it, just my theory.

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Why designers choose “hold for off, click to cycle modes” instead of the reverse is… puzzling.

I prefer clicking to change modes, unless in ramping mode – then I control how fast the modes change and always stop on the desired mode.

With hold to change modes, as on my Rofis R1 and R2, I sometimes have to go through the cycle a couple times to stop on the correct mode.

I do like click for off, but you can’t have click for off and click to change modes in the same single switch light.

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Oh boy. I’m excited about this light.

Please tell me this is roughly the same reflector as the WK30.

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It certainly shares one thing. The mediocre clip that is on hundreds of other lights Smile

I call that the “Acme Clip” Big Smile

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Why designers choose “hold for off, click to cycle modes” instead of the reverse is… puzzling.

I prefer clicking to change modes, unless in ramping mode – then I control how fast the modes change and always stop on the desired mode.

With hold to change modes, as on my Rofis R1 and R2, I sometimes have to go through the cycle a couple times to stop on the correct mode.

I do like click for off, but you can’t have click for off and click to change modes in the same single switch light.

I haven’t used any Rofis lights but no light with hold-for-cycle I’ve used has been anywhere close to fast enough to overshoot what I want. I do like how fast you can cycle them with rapid taps on tail-switch lights and the dual-switch TO50R I have though.

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My thoughts…

The Good:

  • Great LED choice Thumbs Up
  • USB-C charging? Awesome
  • Shortcut to turbo (will this work from Off?)
  • Ramping option with single click on/off
  • Below $30 including a battery Cash

The Bad:

  • No mention of Eco/moonlight shortcut (hold from Off would be good)
  • Hold-for-off in the stepped mode
  • Timed stepdown instead of temperature regulation: given the price point, I can forgive this. But it does make me a bit sad

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looks great, looking forward to it .

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I’d rather see the pocket clip captured by the tail cap so it CAN’T pop off.

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Something other than black would be great, but I’m definitely interested in this.

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Definitely needs to be clarified if the light will have hold for moonlight/low also. The standard for any e-switch light should be: hold for lowest mode, double click for highest mode, single click for memory.

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mbp wrote:
Definitely needs to be clarified if the light will have hold for moonlight/low also. The standard for any e-switch light should be: hold for lowest mode, double click for highest mode, single click for memory.

That tends to be my preferred approach.

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I’ll definitely have to check this one out!

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mbp wrote:
Something other than black would be great, but I'm definitely interested in this.

Good idea. If the FC11 becomes highly demanded, this could definitely be an option in the future, e.g. military tan / "dark earth".

I will soon receive a prototype sample that I can test. So far, I was told that moonlight is not available from OFF. The good news is that Wurkkos and Sofirn are always open-minded to suggestions, so I will collate all your input together with the impressions I will get from the sample and report them back to the manufacturer. They will thoroughly check each single improvement for cost effectiveness and feasibility.

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Does anyone actually use electronic lockouts in the real world? I ALWAYS use a tail cap lockout. I suspect the lack of hold for moonlight is because they’re using the “hold” UI option for the mode change which, IMHO, is dumb. I’d much rather see the quad click used for mode change and “hold” for moonlight.

Either way, this and the YLP Unicorn are very interesting lights to me as EDC and gift lights. Sadly, I probably won’t give away any Unicorns since it doesn’t have built in charging.

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