NEW!! ACEBEAM X50 High CRI95 LED Photography Fill Light

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yasenf wrote:
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This is my opinion, but Acebeam X45 is better choice!

Yes, I do agree with you. However X45 was discontinued, and X70 is discontinued too. Smile

We have been working hard to make more excellent products continously.

But if you agree with the above opinion, this logically leads to the conclusion, that you downgraded the product this time for exactly double price. Or it was a typo?

Because FOURTY THOUSANDS LUMENS!

That’s what people want right?

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Thanks for fans sharing us with their X50 !

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I came here because I was very interested in this light. Unfortunately, the proprietary, built-in, battery pack is a deal breaker for me. I’ve been serious in this hobby for 20 years and I have a collection of flashlight “paperweights” with built in, or proprietary battery packs, that no longer work… and the packs can’t be replaced. I’ve learned my lesson.

If this were a 4 × 21700, user replaceable battery pack/tube, I’d purchase one.

I’d also like to see an option for a smooth reflector, as the ones in the pictures seem to be heavily orange-peeled, which greatly smooths the beam of course, but doesn’t help in the throw department.

Lastly, I’d like to see a SBT-90 variant. Yes, I know it would be more expensive but it would also easily meet and exceed the 800m throw claim, which it certainly doesn’t do now, based on the several different reports I’ve read. Based on the current formula, I didn’t really expect it to.

Oh well, perhaps in the future…

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SFN55.2 is like a domeless XHP70.2. Would be great for increasing throw.

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Sounds interesting.

Perhaps fewer lumens without the dome, I’m guessing? I would imagine Cree accounted for tint shifts without the dome on the SFN55.2.

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Thanks Sony Helzer sharing us with his X50 Love

Unboxing X50 Video

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Th558 wrote:
SFN55.2 is like a domeless XHP70.2. Would be great for increasing throw.

Domeless XHP70.2 is much better. If any guys are interested in, please send email to pre-order the customized domeless XHP70.2 ×50. sales@acebeam.com

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That neat. Do you have specifications for this one?

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I got mine today. It compares favorably with the X45. More lumens in the form of a wider beam, both of which are provided by more emitters in a smaller head diameter with smaller reflector wells with more overlap. I selected 5000K neutral white. Nice tint, and oodles of very wide, extremely bright flood. Flood is this lights' primary forte; the amount of throw that it has is by sheer dint of the eight powerful emitters. Therefore, it has a massive amount of the former, and the expected amount of the latter, which is sufficient for its designed purpose. 

For longer run time and less heat generation, lower modes can be selected. 

I started out as a flood guy, and only later got into dedicated throwers, such as K70 and K75; and to power throwers, such as X65. This light very much and very happily satisfies my primal, deep seated flood urges. Also, the X50 is tops at brightly illuminating the widest area, for its size classification. Not too big, and not too small. I think that the X50 is currently the most powerful light in its size class, which also happens to be a very useful size classification. 

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Dear Richbuff, what are your thoughts on the Imalent MS18? They have tightened up their distribution (confining official sales eligible for Warranty to their own website sales). I am asking because I have owned the DX80, and in the wild outdoors, I shot Turbo one in each hand. It was underwhelming! I am thinking the MS18 would be better? Have you had any experience with it? They are talking about 1350 meters of throw. A MS18 one in each hand… Hehe

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Dear The 4ds9, I have 50 high performance lights, and I love to share my subjective thoughts on them. I have the MS18. It is a huge flooder, and it fully satisfies my huge flooder urges. I see the X50 as size in between the MS03 and the MS18.

My first "two, one in each hand" light was the supremely awesome Acebeam X65, back in March 2017. At that time, I was one of the very few people on earth that was at the highest peak of thrilling led flashlight performance.

Several times, I emailed Acebeam to request that they release a very large multiple SBT90.2 light. So far, nada. Same with Imalent. No very large multiple SBT90.2 light from them nor Olight nor Fenix. So I got two from Lumintop and another two from Haikelite. No one is going to deprive me of having four very large multiple SBT90.2 lights.

 Imalent: One MS18 in one hand and one R90TS in the other hand is a thrill that I can enjoy.

 Acebeam: I still wait for the X65GT.

I have more than a few favorite manufacturers. I am a fan of this one, that one, and the other one, and a few others, too.

 

My lights: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1636006#comment-1636006

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Great, thank you! If its quality is good enough to belong in your rotation, then I will consider spending the big bucks and purchase one for each hand. Crown

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What would be cool to see from Acebeam some day (not that I’d be able to afford them):

  • Throwier version of the X50, about the same size. Imalent had the 1000m R60C as a throwy version of the MS06. The X50 is a clear upgrade to the X80-GT but doesn’t throw particularly far (even the X45 isn’t especially throwy). Maybe SST70, like the Imalent or triple SBT90.2, like a mini Haikelite HK90.
  • Something over 100,000 lumens. The MS18 has been undefeated for 2 years now. An X70-GT with the central LED switched for a few XHP70.2 would give a few more lumens but my guess is that to get over 100,000 would need a bigger head than the X70.
  • Floody version of the X10 with the most lumens from a single 21700 possible. Like a single cell quad XHP70.2 ×45. Somewhere between the Imalent MS03 and MS06. Maybe Acebeam could beat 15,000 lumens at turn on with the right cell.
  • X65GT, as you said Rich. Ideally outperforming GT94 and R90TS.
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I just received mine yesterday... Wow, what a light.

 

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I got the Imalent R60C and I must say it is also not close to the 1000 meter advertised throw.

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You know what’s funny is that Imalent’s DX80 was the best performer in terms of sheer luminosity and beam distance. Unfortunately, it’s no longer inexpensive and has fallen outside my budget. ($220 to $379+tax). But I noticed they tightened up their distribution considerably, which I hope will translate into better quality control. Also, the R90TS is unbelievably good. However, that has sold out, I believe because the source for CREE XHP35 HI has dried up or gotten unaffordable.

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I have the MS18… nothing like it (:

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The thing that’s rather amazing about the MS18 is that after it steps down from 100,000 lumens, it maintains something like 30,000 indefinitely using the cooling. The turbo has the “Oh my God!!!” Factor for me every time I do it, even though I have a number of lights in the 10,000 to 20,000 range

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I can run a large light on low mode for super duper runtime, or I can run a small light on max mode for maximum performance to size ratio, but with low runtime. Or I can run a medium size light on medium mode.

 

Size, power, runtime. I pick the two I like and then I have no complaints about the third one. Mostly I like low runtime, and the most power per given size. So far, I do not own a large size light with a single XP-G2 emitter. But, if I were a runtime connoisseur, I certainly would. More than one. A lot of large lights with lots of battery capacity, with a single teensy weensy itty bitty tiny emitter on top. But no, not me, so far. Only lights that have low, medium, normal and mega peta exa Turbo mode that is capable of a brief blaze of illumination glory, then time to refuel. I use low mode as a practical tool. I use turbo to make life exciting. And/or to briefly brightly illuminate a large area, then quickly throttle back when the small target is identified.

The X50 is a light that does all of this very nicely, in a mid-size package.

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richbuff wrote:

Size, power, runtime. I pick the two I like and then I have no complaints about the third one. Mostly I like low runtime, and the most power per given size. So far, I do not own a large size light with a single XP-G2 emitter. But, if I were a runtime connoisseur, I certainly would. More than one. A lot of large lights with lots of battery capacity, with a single teensy weensy itty bitty tiny emitter on top. But no, not me, so far. Only lights that have low, medium, normal and mega peta exa Turbo mode that is capable of a brief blaze of illumination glory, then time to refuel. I use low mode as a practical tool. I use turbo to make life exciting. And/or to briefly brightly illuminate a large area, then quickly throttle back when the small target is identified.

I agree completely. I’m always most interested in flashlights that are the highest lumens or candela for their size.

The size dictates how or where you carry the light. So for each of the main size classes (keychain, EDC, jacket pocket, soda can, monster size) I want lights with the maximum possible brightness and throw.

Acebeam seem to have the brightest soda can size flashlight available, as well as some of the brightest or throwiest lights in other size classes.

Of course, I don’t just chase high numbers. The ideal flashlight as has a good UI, runtime, CCT/CRI, switch, pocket clip, quality, cell replacement and probably loads of other things.

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just received the light 2 hours ago. What a nice light. Specially after upgrading the bezel to a stainless steel one. Now the light is even more classy.

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I might have to get one of these bad boys. I have a 14,000 lumen light that fits in my pocket and the 100,000 lumen MS18 that is massive, but nothing in between.

The 1lumen review said he was only getting 30,000. How is the output? I want something that’s incredible

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ma435q wrote:
just received the light 2 hours ago. What a nice light. Specially after upgrading the bezel to a stainless steel one. Now the light is even more classy.

Do you have a steel bezel? Where did you get?

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What tint are you guys getting? I’m tempted to sacrifice 2,000 lumens to go with the 5000K

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Hi, my x50 is now with the SS bezel installed. The local seller has couple of units of the SS bezel for x50

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link please for to buy ss bezel

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Patriot36 wrote:
I came here because I was very interested in this light. Unfortunately, the proprietary, built-in, battery pack is a deal breaker for me. I’ve been serious in this hobby for 20 years and I have a collection of flashlight “paperweights” with built in, or proprietary battery packs, that no longer work… and the packs can’t be replaced. I’ve learned my lesson.

If this were a 4 × 21700, user replaceable battery pack/tube, I’d purchase one.

I’d also like to see an option for a smooth reflector, as the ones in the pictures seem to be heavily orange-peeled, which greatly smooths the beam of course, but doesn’t help in the throw department.

Lastly, I’d like to see a SBT-90 variant. Yes, I know it would be more expensive but it would also easily meet and exceed the 800m throw claim, which it certainly doesn’t do now, based on the several different reports I’ve read. Based on the current formula, I didn’t really expect it to.

Oh well, perhaps in the future…

The battery pack is a deal breaker for me as well. A real shame because the X50 host is beautiful.

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Patriot36 wrote:
I came here because I was very interested in this light. Unfortunately, the proprietary, built-in, battery pack is a deal breaker for me. I’ve been serious in this hobby for 20 years and I have a collection of flashlight “paperweights” with built in, or proprietary battery packs, that no longer work… and the packs can’t be replaced. I’ve learned my lesson.

If this were a 4 × 21700, user replaceable battery pack/tube, I’d purchase one.

I’d also like to see an option for a smooth reflector, as the ones in the pictures seem to be heavily orange-peeled, which greatly smooths the beam of course, but doesn’t help in the throw department.

Lastly, I’d like to see a SBT-90 variant. Yes, I know it would be more expensive but it would also easily meet and exceed the 800m throw claim, which it certainly doesn’t do now, based on the several different reports I’ve read. Based on the current formula, I didn’t really expect it to.

Oh well, perhaps in the future…

The only reason for a non removable battery is controlled obsolesce. In 5-7 years when the battery goes bad , the whole light goes in the garbage. They wont be making a battery for replacement and if they did id would cost more then the light to buy one.

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Ya that drives me nuts too. Like why doesn’t my expensive electric toothbrush take a 14500 battery that I can swap out when traveling and toss in the trash after 500 charge cycles

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There is no link. The seller just happened to bring in 2 pieces of the SS bezel. I grabbed his only new unit of x50 and 1 piece of the SS bezel before he can put them up for sale.

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