Wurkkos DL70 review

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Wurkkos DL70 review

Be kind, it’ll be my first review on here….

WOW. Just wow. How else could I possibly start off a review of the brightest handheld light I’ve ever had in my possession? Is it brighter than a car’s head light? Yes! Is it brighter than a police car’s spot lights? Yes! This light is a quad emmiter XHP50.2 light and boy, do those LEDs push out an incredible amount of light. The Wurkkos DL70 is designed as a diving light (IPX8 water resistance – The equipment is suitable for continual submersion in water under conditions which are identified by the manufacturer – 100m per the manual), so there are come cool features about this light that aren’t available with other lights. Without further ado, a flash light review!

Item as shipped~
What you’ll get from Amazon is a nice cardboard box which holds;
1) the DL70 flashlight
2) 2) 2X button top 26650 batteries, Wurkkos brand (an expense in themselves if not included)
3) 3) a li-ion battery charger (a 2 channel charger with 1A per channel and included microusb cable that’ll charge batteries from 16340s to 36650s)
4) 4) a lanyard for the light
5) 5) spare Orings as it’s a diving light and 6) an instruction manual

Initial Impressions~
When handling the light the first thing you’ll notice is the heft, like a loaded 3D cell maglight heft in an empty 2C sized package. As you unscrew the rear to load up those 26650s, you’ll immediately notice that the light unscrews easily, as the anondized threading has been lubed from the factory. As you continue removing the tail cap, you’ll then notice that double O-rings on the body of the light (since you know, diving lights should be water proof).

Loading up the light was a simple enough affair, pop the batteries in positive end up (the nubs go towards the head of the light) and screw down the tail cap and you’re good to go.

The switch on this light is a side switch located at the base of the head, apparently it’s magnetic (no there are electronic goodies ever exposed to water) which is kind of neat. It’s a metal alloy type switch without a rubber boot which happens to be a reverse clickie for those that care. There is no tactile or audible click due to it’s magnetic nature. Once you press down and then release the switch you’ll be treated to a literal blinding amount of light ( enough light to put out HEAT from over a foot away on high, so be careful.

The UI is fairly simple with memory; press for next mode (4 modes 450lm/1300lm/4000lm/13000lm), the light starts off on turbo and then to low, mid, high and finally back to turbo. You will have to press and long hold to turn the light off. The light will remember the last mode you had it on, when turning back on.

Above surface use. Just wow, this thing is incredibly bright and has no problems satisfying those who are constantly in search of “an incredible wall of light”, cause that’s what the Wurkkos produces. What else does it produce? Heat. Within 30 seconds or so, you can actually feel the heat generated by the LEDs through the body of the light (a good thing if you don’t want your electronic bits inside the light to cook). The light also has thermal throttling, so that the light itself adjusts brightness so that the flashlight doesn’t cook itself, or your hands (55C thermal throttling, they cal it ATR – advanced thermal regulation).

Obviously below the surface of water, you’ll have active liquid cooling Wink

Beam profile, due to the quad LED setup, you’ll get a nice hotspot in the center with 4 “flower petals” of solid side spill. This light strikes a fairly nice balance between throw and flood. The quad emitters are great for floody lights, but the sheer brute amount of light this thing pushes out helps it project well farther than you would. If you walk down a dark alleyway and need to light it all up, one push of a button and it’s done.

TL;DR crowd

The light produces an incredibly bright wall of light and comes ready out of the box with everything you need and signifies a great value if you need something extra bright and waterproof.

Size https://postimg.cc/dhQgVwBz
Beamshot https://postimg.cc/H8ChDgnv
Quad emitters https://postimg.cc/BPsM7B7d

lmk what I missed so I can add it in Big Smile

Edited by: DNA on 06/21/2021 - 16:11
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Thanks for the review. Well done. 

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Nice review…I’ve been so close to buying this light, I wish it had a dial switch like some of the other dive lights. Wurkkos has been making some nice products lately. I thinks one of the clever cookies here on BLF had a hand in designing the electronics inside the DL7O. It’s always a good thing when a BLF member has a hand in the UI design process.

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The only improvement in your review would be to ad like 80 pictures.

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Dl70 is a nice light. Gets HOT. Meant for water, no big mass of fins.

My only real complaint is the lack of tactile feel to the switch. You get used to it.

Happy to have such a bright light with simple modes and rugged waterproofing.

Great for finding the open privy at a campsite and scaring away any wildlife around it, by yourself, at 2am, like this past weekend.

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How quickly does it step down from Turbo?
Is there a step down from High? I might think so seeing the 4000Lm rated output on high.

Welcome to the BLF, Congrats on your first review.
All the Best,
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jeff51 wrote:
How quickly does it step down from Turbo?
Is there a step down from High? I might think so seeing the 4000Lm rated output on high.

Welcome to the BLF, Congrats on your first review.
All the Best,
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It steps down from turbo in about 30-40 seconds, and lasts a little longer on high. I reviewed this light and it’s quite good, but dod have some issues with one of the batteries. I tested it under water extensively also at 6 feet depths and it’s flawless. This is a great undereater light and a pretty decent lumen machine on land. The beam is very good even with xhp50.2’s. Somehow Wurkkos got hold of 5700k (or very close) 3 volt ones. It’s nicer than my ft02s amd throws awesome.

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Yes, much warmer tint and much more throw than the nightwatch NSX4E XHP50.2 K4 I just received.

It is a bit slippery for my taste. I added some of these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08V1392C5/

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I ordered the DL70, it didn’t have any color temperature options, does anyone know what Kelvin it is. I am presuming as they are XHO50.2 they will be 5700k? Do they all come the same?

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I would guess mine is 5700. It’s not 5000k, which is my preference, but close enough I like it, a lot. Anyone can easily distinguish it is warmer than 6500k xhp50.2 and 6000k lights.