[Review][20% Coupon] Armytek Wizard C2 Pro || Cree XHP50.2, Headlamp, Rechargeable || Output & Thermal Regulation Measurements

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[Review][20% Coupon] Armytek Wizard C2 Pro || Cree XHP50.2, Headlamp, Rechargeable || Output & Thermal Regulation Measurements

The flashlight was sent to me by Armytek for review.
Product's link: Armytek Wizard C2 Pro
Coupon code (-20% off): BLF20

The flashlight comes in a standard cardboard box.



The manufacturer includes a wide range of accessories.
Here's what's included in the box:

  • Use manual.
  • Magnetic charging cable.
  • 2 x replacement o-rings.
  • Pocket clip.
  • Armytek branded 3500mAh 18650 cell.
  • Bike mounting bracket and anti-slip pad.
  • Head band.



The Wizard C2 Pro comes with matte black anodization.
If you've handled an Armytek in the past, you might know that the anodization used by Armytek is very unique.
It has a very thick and chalky feel and I'm definitely a fan of it.



The body of the flashlight is smooth.
There's 2 grooves embedded into it that are used by the mounting hardware.

  

The Wizard C2 Pro is e-switch operated.
Its switch is placed in the side of the head and is backlit.



All the sides of the head are flat, which prevents the flashlight from rolling.



The head houses the TIR lens along with the Cree XHP50.2 emitter.
This specific TIR lens is used to produce a smooth diffusion of the beam and a large hotspot.



A polished metal bezel keeps everything in place and protects the TIR lens.



The tail of the headlight is flat, which allows the light to tailstand.



The tail also integrates a powerful magnet that easily supports the weight of the Wizard C2 Pro.




As can be seen, the tail integrates two concentric metal pieces that are part of the charging interface of the flashlight.



A thick copper spring in installed in the tail of the flashlight.



The tail threads a cleanly cut. Even though they're not anodized, slightly twisting the tail will result in the flashlight getting mechanically locked out.
The lack of anodization is attributed to the design of the charging circuit.



Using the included USB charging pad, the flashlight can be recharged.
The pad is metallic, so it will automatically mounted in place as soon as it's placed near the tail of the Wizard C2 Pro.



In order to initiate the charging process, the tail of the flashlight should be unscrewed 1/4 of a turn.
An indicator LED is integrated in the charging dongle (Red: charging, Green: full).
The maximum charging current is set at 1A.

 

Of course, the Armytek Wizard C2 Pro being a headlight, it comes with a nice, comfortable headband.



The headband is elastic and its dimensions are fully adjustable.



The flashlight is slotted into a durable plastic mount and is secured in place via a thick overlapping o-ring.

 

The mounting of the flashlight seems very sturdy.
Of course, the design of the flashlight allows to operate it while being strapped onto the band.



Additionally, there's also a bike mount and an anti-slip pad included with the Wizard C2 Pro

 

Here, how the bike mount looks like when fully assembled.



Similarly to the headband, the flashlight is mounted into a plastic mount and is secure via an overlapping o-ring.
The mounting feels very secure and sturdy.

 

User Interface

The Armytek Wizard C2 Pro comes with two user mode groups.
Here's the supported actions per mode group.

Simple Group
Turn on/off: Single press
Firefly1: Long press while off.
Mode cycle: Long press while on (Main1 > Main2 > Main3) . If the long press is initiated while the flashlight is off, then the mode cycle also goes through the Firefly1 and Firefly2 modes.
Turbo: Double press while on.

Advanced Group
In this configuration, the user can only cycle through the sub-modes that correspond to the currently active mode.

Turn on/off: Single press
Firefly1: Long press while off. Keeping the button pressed will initiate a mode cycle through most modes (Firefly1 > Firefly2 > Firefly3 > Main1 > Main2 > Main3 > Turbo > Firefly1 > ...)
Main mode: Double press. Long press will go cycle through the main sub-modes ( Main1> Main2> Main3)
Turbo mode: Triple press. Long press will go cycle through the turbo sub-modes ( Turbo1 > Turbo2 > Turbo3) 
Strobe mode: Quadruple press. Long press will go cycle through the strobe sub-modes ( Strobe1 > Strobe2 > Strobe3) 

Low Voltage Warning and Low Voltage Protection are present.
Overall the UI is nicely designed. It differs to what most manufacturer offer with their flashlights today, but once you get used to it, it feels very practical.

Output

Here's my output measurements along with the respective current draw on each output mode.
The measurements were recorded using the include 18650 cell.



As you can see, the Armytek Wizard C2 Pro pushes 2502 lumen at turn on.
It's worth mentioning that Armytek's output specifications seem very accurate, which is always a good thing.
The mode spacing is excellent from a visual standpoint. 

The parasitic drain was measured at 7μΑ. That's perfect.

Thermal Regulation

Here's a graph I've created to demonstrate the thermal regulation of the Wizard C2 Pro.

What we can see in the graph:

  • The full output of Turbo 3 (2502 lumen) is sustained for 60 seconds. Past this mark, the flashlight will stepdown to 650 lumen.
  • The output of Turbo 2 (1863 lumen) is also sustained for 60 seconds, but the stepdown to 650 lumen is more linear and takes an additional 30 seconds.
  • Turbo 3 (876 lumen) is sustained for 9 minutes. After that, the flashlight will stepdown to 650, just like the rest of the Turbo modes.
  • All the output levels below Turbo1 are fully sustainable and regulated.


Beamshots

Here's some outdoor beamshots of the Wizard C2 Pro.

  

Bottom Line

The Wizard C2 Pro is yet another great headlight / flashlight from Armytek.
Its build quality is rock solid, it produces big output with great signs of regulation and comes with a variety of useful accessories. 

 

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Kewl… nice flat regulation all the way up to the highest turbos.

What’s the CT? Pix suggest a rather cold white. Is it?

Oh, does the “chalky” ano grab up and cling onto oily fingerprints like Grim Death?

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I think all of the armytek’s have that
chalky finish. It kind of grows on you.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Kewl… nice flat regulation all the way up to the highest turbos.

What’s the CT? Pix suggest a rather cold white. Is it?

Oh, does the “chalky” ano grab up and cling onto oily fingerprints like Grim Death?

Yes that’s the CW version, but a Nichia High CRI version should also be available.
The chalky finish is more susceptible to fingerprints, but it’s not much worse than regular anodization.

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zoulas wrote:
I think all of the armytek’s have that chalky finish. It kind of grows on you.

That’s true. All the Armytek lights I’ve had the opportunity to use, had this chalky, thick finish.
And indeed, it grows on you the more you handle the flashlight.

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Did someone say that Armytec made Sofirns headlamps or was I hearing things? They look nice.

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Thank you for the review,well done.
After receiving the CW and WW version, don’t bother with the CW!

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CR888 wrote:
Did someone say that Armytec made Sofirns headlamps or was I hearing things? They look nice.

To be honest, I’ve not heard such rumors.