[Review] AceBeam X80 (Floodlight, 12 XHP50.2, RGB, Thermal Regulation)

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[Review] AceBeam X80 (Floodlight, 12 XHP50.2, RGB, Thermal Regulation)

I received the Acebeam X80 for Acebeam for the review.

The X80 is a high-power floodlight with a compact design. It’s main LEDs are 12 XH-P 50.2 emitters, sided by other emitters: 2 XP-E2 R2 630nm (red LED), 2 XP-E2 B4 475nm (blue LED), 2 XP-E2 G3 530nm (green LED), 1 Nichia 276A 365nm (UV). The X80 is powered by 4 18650, that come with the light, and it is controlled by a single stage electronic switch. The X80 is rated with a max output of 25000 Lumens.

The X80 comes in this nice cardboard box. On the back of the box are shown other “sisters” models of the X80, the X80UV, the X80-Cri, the X80-GT.

The X80 is well protected inside the box thanks to the precut foam. Inside the box: X80, cordura sheath, 4 Acebeam 3100mAh protected 18650 batteries.

The X80 comes with a cordura sheath, MOLLE compatible and with a plastic D-ring.

Acebeam has put a protecting film on the glass, be sure to remove it before using the light.

Also, before using the light, remember to remove the plastic insulator spacers in the battery carrier.

For its output capabilities, the X80 is quite compact: 118 mm in length, with a diameter of 65 mm at the head and 49 mm at the tailcap. The weight is 331 grams without batteries, with the 4 Acebeam protected 3100mAh batteries is 528 grams.

Here in the hand

The light can be taken apart in 3 parts: Head, body and tailcap.

The inside of the head

Inside the body we find the battery carrier, that works inserted both ways.
The battery carrier has a sturdy construction with raised contact points for the positive contact points.

The threads have a trapezoidal section, and are anodized so physical lockout is possible.

The electronic switch has a metal cover, with a wide surface and lays on a flat milling surface, easy to find in the dark. It has a good tactile feedback, requiring some pressure and travel to be operated. This reduces the risk of accidental activations.

On the opposite side of the switch, there’s a threaded hole that can be used to connect the light to a standard tripod.

The X80 also comes with a screw that fits in that hole and has a swiveling D-ring that allows you to carry the light on a strap.

On the side of the head there is a colored LED that works as a battery indicator
It is placed so that when you hold the light in your right hand, you can easily see it

Opposite to the LED indicator, there’s a small port that is used to equilibrate the pressure inside the light when it’s running hot.

Output and runtime
All measured with the provided batteries.

The luxmeter I use to measure the output of all my lights is factory calibrated to match the whole eye visible spectrum, so it is not reliable when measuring specific colored light or UV.
Beside the simple number, I invite you to check my video Beamshots that match more what you can really see in real life with your eyes.

Here is the video review, which includes the beamshots at 11:25

Thermal video

My thoughts
The light is well built and finished
The interface allows quick access to lowest, highest and last used mode.
For having such a high output on the max mode, the levels are well spaced and the output measurements are in line with the specs (beside for the Turbo mode).
I am no judge of the practical utility of the colored modes, but as far as I can tell from a technical perspective, the output is powerful enough to be used and the beam is wide and well useful for close distances as you can see in the Beamshots.
The regulation is flat on the tested levels, with the thermal regulation system stepping in majorly at the 2 highest mode, and marginally (nothing visible to the naked eye) at high mode.
Despite the relatively small size, the X80 can sustain around 5000 lumen of the high mode for almost 90 minutes, and more than 9000 lumen of the turbo mode for 2.5 minutes.
At the 2 highest modes the cooling does not have such a relevant effect due to the sheer amount of heat produced in a small light.

The beam is very wide and useful for up to 100 meters.
The X80 is one of the few lights of this size to come with a sheath, a factor that increases the portability of the light and so the chance of you actually having the light on you.
I like the metal D-ring with a tripod screw, put in a position where is actually possible to mount the light even on a small tripod without putting it out of balance when inclining the light.
The X80 lacks a charging feature, but this allows the light to be more compact in size.
I like that the light uses standard 18650 batteries and not a proprietary battery format or a battery pack.
The light has a wide section at the body to accommodate the 4 18650 cells and the carrier. Having 4 18650 instead of 3 18650 requires more space but allows more ouput and more juice to sustain the runtime at the high output of the X80.

You can get your X80 on Acebeam website

Here are all my reviews on BLF

Edited by: Budda on 05/24/2021 - 16:30