XTAR RC2-200 Night Running Light

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XTAR RC2-200 Night Running Light

A new product from XTAR – RC2-200 hands-free rechargeable LED light



What do you think of this RC2-200 LED light?

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From what I read this is about the most useful allround light for walking and hiking.
This light serves to see and to be seen. Without being blinding like most headlights.
But because the light is not meant to be blinding, the strobe feature is rather useless (IMHO).
I would swap that attribute for a bicycle kind of blinkie.
In case of an emergency I still have a small light with a plethora of SOS-like blinkies in my BOB.

The only thing I really don’t like is the rather standard looking rubber flap on the USB port.
Hate these because they wear and tear and then you loose them. And what about ingress.
How about a charging solution with a magnet, like Olight and Skilhunt have?

As far as I can see it from here, the plus points exceed the minus points.
The rest depends on the price. Of course.

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I bought several Moon in the past, it is truly an awesome package to offer here. Unfortunately, scrolling through all the modes to OFF the light is a deal breaker for sure. It is going to happen to new Moon too?

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Henk4U2 wrote:
The only thing I really don’t like is the rather standard looking rubber flap on the USB port. Hate these because they wear and tear and then you loose them. And what about ingress. How about a charging solution with a magnet, like Olight and Skilhunt have?

Charging with a magnet – that’s a good idea.

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freeme wrote:

I bought several Moon in the past, it is truly an awesome package to offer here. Unfortunately, scrolling through all the modes to OFF the light is a deal breaker for sure. It is going to happen to new Moon too?

Long press 2s to turn off the light.

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The red-blue strobe might be useful for policemen, chasing the bad guys. LOL

Joking aside, it seems a nice product but when I read "built-in" I immediately lose all interest. Why?

  • Because there is no need to make this battery "built-in" as long as it uses a standard size battery like 18650 and as long as a good sealing prevents water and dust ingress.
  • Because "built-in" equals to "planned obsolescence" which means the product will be scrapped when the battery dies.
  • Because it's a sin from an environmental perspective to depend the product lifetime from the battery lifetime. The LEDs will certainly last 20.000 hours - will that battery, too?
  • Because I would be tempted to swap the 2.000mAh battery with a 3.500mAh battery for much longer runtimes.

Some questions...

What LEDs do you use for this light? What is the CCT and CRI of the white LED? Sometimes it looks coldwhite, sometimes warmwhite on your advertising pictures.

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cct?

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A video introduction for the RC2-200.

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alicejonas wrote:
cct?

Correlated Color Temperature in Kelvin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature

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Is this an RGB LED?

I like those lights and currently have a Zippy clipped to the left arm pocket along with a Wizard for running.

The blue light is not allowed in some countries since it is the color for police, firefighters and ambulances. There should be a civil edition of such lights.

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Unheard wrote:
[...]The blue light is not allowed in some countries since it is the color for police, firefighters and ambulances. There should be a civil edition of such lights.

Shhhhh.... nobody needs to know. Unlike LEP lights that can blind incoming airplane pilots or UV-C lights that can get you a decent skin cancer I think a blue-red strobe is a negligible issue. Wink There are some more lights that can do a "police strobe" like Nitecore's SRT7-GT.

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Not bad. Hope you are able to come out with something more compact if future.

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freeme wrote:

I bought several Moon in the past, it is truly an awesome package to offer here. Unfortunately, scrolling through all the modes to OFF the light is a deal breaker for sure. It is going to happen to new Moon too?

Long press 2s to turn off the light.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Unheard wrote:
[…]The blue light is not allowed in some countries since it is the color for police, firefighters and ambulances. There should be a civil edition of such lights.

Shhhhh…. nobody needs to know. Unlike LEP lights that can blind incoming airplane pilots or UV-C lights that can get you a decent skin cancer I think a blue-red strobe is a negligible issue. Wink There are some more lights that can do a “police strobe” like Nitecore’s SRT7-GT.


You’re right of course, but some manufacturers actually have non-LE versions with more useful colors. I imagine amber would be nice.

UV-C flashlights need to be forbidden.

Smile, you cannot kill them all.