Emisar DT8 Flashlight Review

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Emisar DT8 Flashlight Review

Emisar DT8 Flashlight Review

 

Official Specs and Features

Here’s a link to the Emisar DT8 product page.  This is not a referral link.

Emisar DT8 Versions

There are three body colors available – Black, Dark Grey (seen here), and Cyan.  There are a bunch of emitter options, and I think they vary from time to time.  Right now, what’s available is the following:

emitter options

That’s a bunch of choices.  And to be honest, one of the things that make “Hank Lights” so popular is that if it will physically work in the light, Hank will be willing to do it by special request.  You want to mix 2850K XP-L HI and 5000K XP-L HI, or whatever?  Hank will do it.

Price

As configured here (Dark Grey, Raised ring, Warm white switch, Nichia E21A 2700K, pocket clip), this light costs $91.02.  You should definitely add a shorty tube for 18350 ($4.50) and probably the 18500 tube too just for fun ($4.50).


Short Review

Well, it’s as fun as you thought it would be.  If you don’t already have a light with Anduril 2, and aren’t planning to buy a Lumintop FWAA (which ships with A2), then buy this one.  This is a remarkably fun light, and the different head shape makes the light stand out.  Functionally it’s no different than other “normal” lights, though, which is good.

Long Review of the Emisar DT8

The Big Table

Emisar DT8 Flashlight
Emitter: Nichia E21a (2700K)
Price in USD at publication time: $91.02 as seen in this review.
Buy here.
Cell: 1×18650
Turbo (Double click from on) Runtime Graph High Runtime Graph
LVP? Yes
Switch Type: E-Switch
Quiescent Current (mA): 0.07 (secondary off)
On-Board Charging? No
Claimed Lumens (lm) 1800
Measured Lumens (at 30s) 935 (51.9% of claim)^
Candela per Lumen 2.4
Claimed Throw (m)
Candela (Calculated) in cd (at 30s) 300lux @ 3.138m = 2954cd
Throw (Calculated) (m) 108.7
All my Emisar reviews!

^ Measurement disclaimer:  I am an amateur flashlight reviewer.  I don’t have $10,000 or even $1,000 worth of testing equipment.  I test output and such in PVC tubes!!  Please consider claims within 10% of what I measure to be perfectly reasonable (accurate, even).


There's more at my site, including runtimes and all that other good stuff. Head over there if you're willing, and if the table above doesn't satisfy your need for data.
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I like the review format.

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zoulas wrote:
I like the review format.

Thanks!
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Thanks for the review. Looks like sustained brightness would be more than 1000 lumens for the XP-L Hi version, which would be pretty impressive for the size.

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I have an identical model to the one you reviewed- absolutely love the E21 2700k.
Very useful review, many thanks.

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zoulas wrote:
I like the review format.
+1.. Agreed!!

Excellent format… great review!!!

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stephenk wrote:
Thanks for the review. Looks like sustained brightness would be more than 1000 lumens for the XP-L Hi version, which would be pretty impressive for the size.

Yeah I would think so, with no problem.

cloggy wrote:
I have an identical model to the one you reviewed- absolutely love the E21 2700k. Very useful review, many thanks.

Yeah, 2700K E21a is great. I also had a 4500K E21A in the D4V2 and liked it much much less.

ShyOne wrote:
+1.. Agreed!!

Excellent format… great review!!!

Thank you for reading!!

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Can I ask, what is the approximate beam angle of the DT8?