In regard to Acebeam Flood Flashlight, this mark has a great tradition in models of impressive power in their classic models monoled and multiled (K40M, K60, X60M, X65). However, the X80 presents a turning point in the design of the multiled of Acebeam. Below is a review of a new model that has generated, by the brutal spec announced and their characteristics, a large espectacion in the flashalcoholic among the world. A new generation of Acebeam flashlight has been reached.
This new model of Acebeam is also presented in a different way. My Acebeams arrives always in briefcase cardboard boxes, or simple cardboard boxes of quality, with all his engravings, etc. In some models such as the X60M the flashlight comes in aluminum case. In this case X80 arrives in glossy
In this case, the X80 comes in a cardboard box in full color with a touch very glossy. It opens in book form, and the lid is magnetised. Its very similar to the Olight X7 box. I can to say that the package chosen has a lot of quality, but, I think that a small aluminium or plastic briefcase can be best companion for this type of flashlight. In any case the quality is palpable, and fulfils the function of a presentation and protection very well.
In the box, the X80 come whit a holster, user manual, garanty, lanyard, O´ring, and four Acebeam protected batteries (3100 mAh). Moreover there are a warning board.
When you open the X80, we find the 4 batteries inside the battery carrier. The batteries are isolated by a plastic strip, down between the negative of the battery and the spring of the carrier. The batteries are protected whit triple mosfet. I think that they are Sony VTC6 (by capacity and drain). Moreover, i´ve obtain the same data whit this batteries and original VTC6 (the protection do not seem to affect to drain battery). The X80 needs this type of batteries (high drain), and so is specified in the battery carrier. The batteries are flat top (yes, protected flat top). If the batteries were not flat would be too great for the carrier. This batteries are my 18650 largest. They arrives whit storage voltage and works perfect in all my chargers (Opus 3100 y Efest blue 6).
The quality of materials are very hight. Aluminium alloy 6063, premium type III hard anodized and antiabrasive finish, tempered lens glass antireflective.... The appears is fantastic and very attractive. The body have a correct size, and moreover, it have a good knurlin. It is difficult to slide, and very comfortable. The body have some laser engraving whit model data and use warning.
The head size its 65 mm, and have no knurlin (its no necessary). The head have a attack bezel and aletas to dissipate the heat. The X80 can be used in tripod, and include a luminic signal of voltaje battery. The power button is made in stainless steel, and have a thermal-reliev valve to equalize air pressure. This valve can't be blocked. Finally the cover have engraves of the trademark and model. The X80 cab be used in tailslan.
The lens is made in tempered glass whit antireflective treatment. It comes whit a protector adhesive. Under the lens, there are a smooth reflector, whit a lot of section. It harbor 12 XHP50 2, 2 XPE2 Red, Green and Blue, and a Nichia 233A.
The X80 can be unmount in 3 parts. Head, body and tail. The screw are very good and comes very well lubricated and clean. The spring that makes contact whit the positive part of the carrier its very thick (for best drain, suppose).
The carrier have the habitual quality of Acebeam´s carrier, but the spring are more thick (compared for example with the X60M). In the carrier works all type of batteries 18650.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
The X80 its a model very low size and weight. Its least than X7. The thickness of the body its perfect (by example, in my opinion the PT60 body its excessive, and the knurling is less effective). His weight whit batteries is similar to the M43, and a little more than MK34 (this model only use 3 batteries).
The UI has good and bad things. Good because its so easy to learn. But I like can to configure , and things improved how not to have to go through all modes (including RGB and UV) to return to a lower level. Another brands have a lot of different solutions to this.
Off -> Press -> Low -> Press hold -> Mi - Hi - Red-Green-Blue-UV-Low......
Off -> Long Press (1 Sec) -> U Low
Off or On -> Triple Press -> Strobo
On -> Two Press -> Turbo <->Two Press <-> Turbo S (simple press to the previous level)
block -> Long Press (2 sec) <- Unblock
The range of voltage of the flashlight go of 10v to 16,4v. The batteries works all in serial. I´ve measured the voltage before (16,4v) and after of test (11,4v the batteries can increase the voltage until I measured).
LEVELS, POWER, RUNTIME, THROW AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT
In the spec, the X80 modes appears to be well. I´ve realized some test to determinate if the spec level are similar whit measurement of my integrated sphere (home made).
The runtime was measurement whit the cool off, and the cool was on when the external temperature was highter to 55º (measurement whit a thermometer contact Uni-T). I can see that the performance was better when the Cool was on. So, I make measurement in the two levels of turbo (cool on and off). The result of runtime its similar to spec.
In the next pics, we can to see the X80 result in hight levels versus another power flashlight.
And the next pic, analices the throw by level of this model.
First, I´ve make a video analyzing the projection
The UV light its perfect (in my opinion). Little visible light, but you can see many hidden things. Perfect.
The RGB are very usable. I have a lot of flashlight whit RGB led, but very little of this model have led Cree. The X80 have two by color. Its my best RGB flashlight actually. The RGB light its very flooder. In the next pic, you can compare whit Fenix TK32 2016.
In the next pics the X80 are compared whit another model project to a wall.
In a garage (96*6 meter).
Finally, i´ve compere the projection in outdoor. In the pics you can see a light tower next to a small construction (110 meter), and back a big construction (230 meter). All images was made in manual whit the same cam configuration.
The X80 its a radical light. Can be "Soda Flashlight Queen". Have a perfect size and weight, hight quality, and its a beast. For me its a fantastic flashlight (yes, I like the soda models...)
But, it can be a little better. It can have a moonlight mode. The UI can be more complete (whit engineering mode), and it can arrive whit a aluminum briefcase.
I think that, if the price is good, the this model will be a total exit.