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Initial impressions… WOW!

I judge very critically and am very pleasantly surprised. The only thing that the build quality is ever so slightly let down by is the switch. It feels like a cheap Chinese clicky switch but nonetheless it works well. I’m very pleased to find an electronic lock out and also a very effective mechanical lockout with less than an eighth of a turn. The build quality overall and the anodisation, the LED centring is absolute top-notch. No complaints.

Reports of the first batch had it that the flashlight mode spacings were very inaccurate and much higher than claimed. I’m pleased to say that upon comparing with my flashlight collection and proven outputs, the modes are very accurate to the claimed spacings. Low mode is definitely around 120 Lumen, if not Less.

Another thing I was worried about is a blue or really green tinted emitters. Again, I am pleased to say that the output is approximately 5500k with no noticeable tint shift towards green or blue. Apon initial impressions, I am very happy with the tint.

A strange thing is the breather vents all around the head and Shining another flashlight from the opposite side you can see the CPU style heatsink fins. It seems like this flashlight desperately needs a fan. I am also a little suspicious how this can be waterproof when it is open like that. Time will tell.

The battery cartridge is a sealed solid unit. I believe I could unscrew the end plate and access it if I wanted to.

I like the design and it is well balanced and easy to hold. The machining on the head allows it to lay on the table and not roll. Little details like this I appreciate.

I will say that possibly the most disappointing aspect of this flashlight will be the throw figures. From initial impression and from Beam shots, it looks like this flashlight will be around 100kcd. I will prove this later on. Still plenty good enough for me but a Far Cry short of the claims specifications. The reflectors are very reflective and about 20 mm deep.

I will charge now and look forward to more testing. Initial impressions are very positive.

My arsenal from least to most output:

Astrolux A01, Olight H1R, BLF A6, Astrolux C8, Emisar D1, Emisar D1S, Imalent DN35, Olight H2R NW, Original Skyray King, Skyray King 4x XML, Astrolux MF02 NW, BTU Shocker, Emisar D4 XPL Hi, Manker Mk34 Nichia, Trustfire X100 7x XML with kaidomain driver, BLF Q8, Haikelite MT07 xhp70.2 smo,Olight X7 NW, Acebeam X45 NW, Imalent DX80

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Pchri12 wrote:
Initial impressions… WOW!

I judge very critically and am very pleasantly surprised. The only thing that the build quality is ever so slightly let down by is the switch. It feels like a cheap Chinese clicky switch but nonetheless it works well. I’m very pleased to find an electronic lock out and also a very effective mechanical lockout with less than an eighth of a turn. The build quality overall and the anodisation, the LED centring is absolute top-notch. No complaints.

Reports of the first batch had it that the flashlight mode spacings were very inaccurate and much higher than claimed. I’m pleased to say that upon comparing with my flashlight collection and proven outputs, the modes are very accurate to the claimed spacings. Low mode is definitely around 120 Lumen, if not Less.

Another thing I was worried about is a blue or really green tinted emitters. Again, I am pleased to say that the output is approximately 5500k with no noticeable tint shift towards green or blue. Apon initial impressions, I am very happy with the tint.

A strange thing is the breather vents all around the head and Shining another flashlight from the opposite side you can see the CPU style heatsink fins. It seems like this flashlight desperately needs a fan. I am also a little suspicious how this can be waterproof when it is open like that. Time will tell.

The battery cartridge is a sealed solid unit. I believe I could unscrew the end plate and access it if I wanted to.

I like the design and it is well balanced and easy to hold. The machining on the head allows it to lay on the table and not roll. Little details like this I appreciate.

I will say that possibly the most disappointing aspect of this flashlight will be the throw figures. From initial impression and from Beam shots, it looks like this flashlight will be around 100kcd. I will prove this later on. Still plenty good enough for me but a Far Cry short of the claims specifications. The reflectors are very reflective and about 20 mm deep.

I will charge now and look forward to more testing. Initial impressions are very positive.

I look forward to the rest of your testing and what you will share about your findings. Hopefully mine shows up soon

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Here is a Beamshot sneak peak DX80 on right, acebeam x45 on left.

Dx80 head weight
X45 head weight
Side by side

My arsenal from least to most output:

Astrolux A01, Olight H1R, BLF A6, Astrolux C8, Emisar D1, Emisar D1S, Imalent DN35, Olight H2R NW, Original Skyray King, Skyray King 4x XML, Astrolux MF02 NW, BTU Shocker, Emisar D4 XPL Hi, Manker Mk34 Nichia, Trustfire X100 7x XML with kaidomain driver, BLF Q8, Haikelite MT07 xhp70.2 smo,Olight X7 NW, Acebeam X45 NW, Imalent DX80

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That head is Evil , ha ha but body mass is almost double then Acebeam !!!

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Well that didn’t last long. Sad same thing happened to mine as the flashlight on the taschenlampen forum. I’d say a full secondary recall is on the cards.

Burned circuit board

Smoke in head

My arsenal from least to most output:

Astrolux A01, Olight H1R, BLF A6, Astrolux C8, Emisar D1, Emisar D1S, Imalent DN35, Olight H2R NW, Original Skyray King, Skyray King 4x XML, Astrolux MF02 NW, BTU Shocker, Emisar D4 XPL Hi, Manker Mk34 Nichia, Trustfire X100 7x XML with kaidomain driver, BLF Q8, Haikelite MT07 xhp70.2 smo,Olight X7 NW, Acebeam X45 NW, Imalent DX80

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Banggood !!! As I mentioned earlier they haven’t even replace first stock just checked numbers with Imalent and decided that they are ok…..

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Banggood !!! As I mentioned earlier they haven’t even replace first stock just checked numbers with Imalent and decided that they are ok…..

I believe mine was definitely the second batch. I didn’t see any issues in regards to the mode spacings or LEDs partially lit. Everything seemed fine.

My arsenal from least to most output:

Astrolux A01, Olight H1R, BLF A6, Astrolux C8, Emisar D1, Emisar D1S, Imalent DN35, Olight H2R NW, Original Skyray King, Skyray King 4x XML, Astrolux MF02 NW, BTU Shocker, Emisar D4 XPL Hi, Manker Mk34 Nichia, Trustfire X100 7x XML with kaidomain driver, BLF Q8, Haikelite MT07 xhp70.2 smo,Olight X7 NW, Acebeam X45 NW, Imalent DX80

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Damn what a BUMMER! Facepalm

Looked to be a nice looking light too!

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Pchri12 wrote:
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Banggood !!! As I mentioned earlier they haven’t even replace first stock just checked numbers with Imalent and decided that they are ok…..

I believe mine was definitely the second batch. I didn’t see any issues in regards to the mode spacings or LEDs partially lit. Everything seemed fine.

Why then other vendors don’t sell them yet, and how did they get them in the middle of national holiday?

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NikolaS wrote:
Banggood !!! As I mentioned earlier they haven’t even replace first stock just checked numbers with Imalent and decided that they are ok…..

I believe mine was definitely the second batch. I didn’t see any issues in regards to the mode spacings or LEDs partially lit. Everything seemed fine.

Why then other vendors don’t sell them yet, and how did they get them in the middle of national holiday?

I believe the second batch were available before the Chinese holiday and mine was sent express. There are a few other members on the German forums that have received their second batch. One of them has done the exact same thing as mine.

My arsenal from least to most output:

Astrolux A01, Olight H1R, BLF A6, Astrolux C8, Emisar D1, Emisar D1S, Imalent DN35, Olight H2R NW, Original Skyray King, Skyray King 4x XML, Astrolux MF02 NW, BTU Shocker, Emisar D4 XPL Hi, Manker Mk34 Nichia, Trustfire X100 7x XML with kaidomain driver, BLF Q8, Haikelite MT07 xhp70.2 smo,Olight X7 NW, Acebeam X45 NW, Imalent DX80

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Wow that sucks. How long did you have it running before that happened?
I thought the beam was already too wide on the X45. Lucky this light isn’t for me.

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Wow that sucks. How long did you have it running before that happened? I thought the beam was already too wide on the X45. Lucky this light isn’t for me.

It wasn’t on for any time at all. The flashlight wasn’t hot. The way it happened was I mechanically locked out the light while it was turned on in medium or high mode, then screwed back the battery tube after a second to reset the mode memory and there was a quick flash and pop then smoke. It seems like if the battery is disconnected while it is turned on, the relay doesn’t disengage and when the battery is reconnected it shorts out. I think this is a problem that could be solved by the electronics Engineers. Maybe a capacitor or something like that.

My arsenal from least to most output:

Astrolux A01, Olight H1R, BLF A6, Astrolux C8, Emisar D1, Emisar D1S, Imalent DN35, Olight H2R NW, Original Skyray King, Skyray King 4x XML, Astrolux MF02 NW, BTU Shocker, Emisar D4 XPL Hi, Manker Mk34 Nichia, Trustfire X100 7x XML with kaidomain driver, BLF Q8, Haikelite MT07 xhp70.2 smo,Olight X7 NW, Acebeam X45 NW, Imalent DX80

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Ya, I too hoped it can reach further to 150kcd.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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That sucks. Hope Imalent sort it out for you.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Damn I would be pissed lol
The price is so close to the DT70 now too. Prob just gonna get that

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Still waiting for beamshots Sad

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Imalent DX80 V2 Thermography Although I took a video, it was not recorded on the SDcard due to an operation mistake Sick
The illuminance drops at about 60℃ and hot display appears on the display.Maintain below 62℃.
At other times when it was 58℃ or more when re-lighting, the illuminance immediately decreases.


It looks like there is not FAN.

There is no hole for air cooling.

The battery is fixed and can not be removed.If this twist it might be possible but I will not try it (damaged scary) Sick

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We knew there was no fan, but could you see which heatsink style, of the 2 they showed, they went with?

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JasonWW wrote:
We knew there was no fan, but could you see which heatsink style, of the 2 they showed, they went with?

No fan means I will wait for a light that has it.
How’s BLF Q16 coming along?

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We definitely need a van in there to blow the smoke out… Silly

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We knew there was no fan, but could you see which heatsink style, of the 2 they showed, they went with?

By shining a light in the vent holes in the side, you can see many fins, revealing the CPU heatsink shown in the YouTube video advertisement.

My arsenal from least to most output:

Astrolux A01, Olight H1R, BLF A6, Astrolux C8, Emisar D1, Emisar D1S, Imalent DN35, Olight H2R NW, Original Skyray King, Skyray King 4x XML, Astrolux MF02 NW, BTU Shocker, Emisar D4 XPL Hi, Manker Mk34 Nichia, Trustfire X100 7x XML with kaidomain driver, BLF Q8, Haikelite MT07 xhp70.2 smo,Olight X7 NW, Acebeam X45 NW, Imalent DX80

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Anyone that is game enough to test, try switching the flashlight on medium, high and turbo and disconnect the battery tube while turned on and quickly reconnect it within one one second. This is what caused my fault. It quickly flashes and a pop and smoke. This is a short circuit and the battery must not be reconnected.

The reason why I was trying this was to reset the mode memory, but the flashlight should have been off before disconnected obviously. Nonetheless, this should not cause a fault. I hope they fix this as it is the 2nd know case in an few days.

My arsenal from least to most output:

Astrolux A01, Olight H1R, BLF A6, Astrolux C8, Emisar D1, Emisar D1S, Imalent DN35, Olight H2R NW, Original Skyray King, Skyray King 4x XML, Astrolux MF02 NW, BTU Shocker, Emisar D4 XPL Hi, Manker Mk34 Nichia, Trustfire X100 7x XML with kaidomain driver, BLF Q8, Haikelite MT07 xhp70.2 smo,Olight X7 NW, Acebeam X45 NW, Imalent DX80

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Pchri12 wrote:
Anyone that is game enough to test, try switching the flashlight on medium, high and turbo and disconnect the battery tube while turned on and quickly reconnect it within one one second. This is what caused my fault. It quickly flashes and a pop and smoke. This is a short circuit and the battery must not be reconnected.

The reason why I was trying this was to reset the mode memory, but the flashlight should have been off before disconnected obviously. Nonetheless, this should not cause a fault. I hope they fix this as it is the 2nd know case in an few days.


Since your DX80 smoked in this way, unless that person stay next to Imalent factory or office, he must be crazy to try that.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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JasonWW wrote:
We knew there was no fan, but could you see which heatsink style, of the 2 they showed, they went with?
I tried hard look on heatsink, but I could not see it well.This need tools to watch.
In Thermography this hole part was the highest temperature, so there would be a heat sink inside.
Sigh,Charging is impossible Sick
Imalent think that the probability of hitting a problem is high.It is the third after DT70, HR20.
Because I bought two DX80, another one will arrive shortly.Until then DX80 is unusable.

Large light since OLIGHT SR90.Large light is also good Big Smile

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I’ve got today the Post office notice announcing that my DX80 has arrived.I collect it tomorrow. Smile
I hope it is not a lemon. Question

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Cool more arriving!
Can somebody use a piece of aluminium foil to close those little holes and see if that causes it to heat up a lot faster?
I still think it doesn’t but would love to be corrected for then ths expensive to make and design part would actually make sense except from advertising point of view (I really think they planned on a fan, it didn’t make enough of a difference because the holes are just too small and opted for making the CPU style heatsink a little bigger so it looks good trying to sell it.)

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The Miller wrote:

I still think it doesn’t but would love to be corrected for then ths expensive to make and design part would actually make sense except from advertising point of view (I really think they planned on a fan, it didn’t make enough of a difference because the holes are just too small and opted for making the CPU style heatsink a little bigger so it looks good trying to sell it.)

I think they never intended for a fan. It would require a complete redesign. A longer head combined with an intake and exhaust area. There are no signs of that here.

I’m sure they could have made the holes bigger if they wanted to.

It looks to me they only intended to create more surface for better cooling.

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JasonWW wrote:
The Miller wrote:

I still think it doesn’t but would love to be corrected for then ths expensive to make and design part would actually make sense except from advertising point of view (I really think they planned on a fan, it didn’t make enough of a difference because the holes are just too small and opted for making the CPU style heatsink a little bigger so it looks good trying to sell it.)

I think they never intended for a fan. It would require a complete redesign. A longer head combined with an intake and exhaust area. There are no signs of that here.

I’m sure they could have made the holes bigger if they wanted to.

It looks to me they only intended to create more surface for better cooling.

Maybe they just don’t know enough about how to design with fans?

(Unless they are rather big, fans will probably not make much of an impact when it’s about this much heat. (Apart from a lot of noise, if they are small, that is.))

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Mine should come today also.
USA

GearBest is now promoting this light, 30 pieces with USA plug for $219.95 with code “DX80”
I wonder if they are just clearing out stock and giving up or they just got this batch in and are kicking off a sale campaign.

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The Miller wrote:
Cool more arriving!
Can somebody use a piece of aluminium foil to close those little holes and see if that causes it to heat up a lot faster?
I still think it doesn’t but would love to be corrected for then ths expensive to make and design part would actually make sense except from advertising point of view (I really think they planned on a fan, it didn’t make enough of a difference because the holes are just too small and opted for making the CPU style heatsink a little bigger so it looks good trying to sell it.)
After arrival of the second DX80,I compare Thermography Thumbs Up

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