[Review] Acebeam E70 (Peculiar Design, 1x21700, XHP70.2 Neutral, Flood)

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[Review] Acebeam E70 (Peculiar Design, 1x21700, XHP70.2 Neutral, Flood)

I received the AceBeam E70 for review purposes from AceBeam

The E70 is a flashlight powered by a 21700 battery. It features a XHP70.2 LED, available in a cool white and neutral white tint. The E70 is controlled by an electronic switch at the tailcap.
The E70 is available in several materials: anodized aluminum, stainless steel, titanium… I got the aluminum anodized version.

The box that opens like a book and has a view for showing the E70. Inside the light is protected via a precut foam.


Inside the box: E70 with lanyard and clip already mounted, 21700 5000mAh battery (optional), manual, spare o-rings, warranty card, pochette

The E70 measures 128.3mm in length, and is 30mm wide at the head, and 27 mm at the body. The weight is 102 grams without the battery.


Let’s jump to the elephant in the room: the peculiar body construction. Inside the body, which has a spiral milling, there’s a blue anodized tube with

On my sample I could only remove the head from the body, exposing a double nested tube construction, necessary for carrying the signal to the electronic switch.

The threads are square cut and anodized, so physical lockout is possible.

Golden spring at positive and negative contact point.

The clip is suited for deep carry and is securely attached to the body due to 2 springs.

The neutral white XHP 70.2 emitter in a OP reflector. The bezel has a very aggressive milling.

UI

Output and runtime
Measured with an IMR 21700 with 4200mAh capacity.



Beamshot

Thermal Test
Here is the initial 60 seconds of the test, not sped up.
And here’s the full video

My thoughts
The light is well built and finished.
The UI allows to easily avoid accidental activation of the light, and grants access to lowest (click, click and keep pressed), last used mode (double click) and turbo mode (double double click).

The beam has a nice neutral white tint, enjoyable especially in the outdoors, with a wide beam suitable for medium to close distances.

I’ve been in the flashlight world for more than a decade; nowadays rarely a flashlight impresses me for its design. The E70 is one of the few lights to do so in recent memory. The blue anodized tube, with milled rings, is a great aesthetic touch, contrasting well with the spiral milling of the black body.
Even the circular millings at the junction between body and head, and on the head, give the E70 a very distinguishable and unique look.

I wish the light came with a sheath.

Here’s the link for purchasing the E70 on Acebeam official website

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Edited by: Budda on 07/20/2021 - 19:46
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I like it but I wonder how much hand cheese i’d put in those grooves.

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dthrckt wrote:
I like it but I wonder how much hand cheese i’d put in those grooves.

You have a pochette, and once a month some tap water and compressed air will get it new!

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Bead blast cabinet is right next to the air compressor. I do like it. I’d probably end up pouring glopowder/2 ton epoxy in all the grooves. I would have to do something with them. Probably end up ruining it.

edit, Sorry for not saying, I appreciate the review. I’ll probably buy this Wink

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The inner tube is probably sealed off from the rest of the light with o-rings at both ends.

However, it might be possible to remove the inner tube for occasional cleaning. Depends on if it’s stuck due to a glued tail or not.

I own a few Acebeams and none of them were glued. Hopefully this one follows that pattern.

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Could you use “my link”?
Thanks

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Thank you for your detailed and valuable review. I am a fan of big Acebeam lights. I have a few or so. This may be my second medium size Acebeam light. I don't have any small Acebeams. This one is interesting.

 

Budda wrote:
You have a pochette, ...
I learned a new word!

The first word I learned was "mother". The first time I said it, my father said to my mother: "Wow! Juniors' learned half a word!"

Because I like big lights, my flashlightical views lean heavily toward both the extreme bright and the extreme heft.