updated: 18th August 2017
Haikelite is a relatively new player in flashlight business they just celebrated their first anniversary. I have Haikelite MT07 and it is a solid thrower that is the reason why i bought another Haikelite and this time it is the Haikelite MT02. I am planning on buy more Haikelite flashlights which i will be reviewing.
Simple UI with 1 button only, i found MT07 to be more complicated with 2 buttons operation but not much
The Size is good for hand gripping.
Using 3x18650 in paralel but can also run on single 18650 but i would recommends at least 2 18650s.
Good Run-time, and usable High Mode without getting too hot.
Finishing is good, no obvious flaws
Small light but throws quite a distance this light can be classified as a thrower with good spill.
With 3x18650 MT02 is heavy.
Hot on Turbo.
Not enough flat surface to avoid rolling over your table, the flat side of the switch is barely enough to stop the light from rolling.
Soldering on the spring is not good, some user reports that the spring(s) come off. If you received yours it is recommended to re-soldered all of them.
No spring on the head so bumping/droping the light could switch it off and damage the battery positive
Data from Manufacture
—Emitter: CREE XHP35 HD
—Aluminum Alloy body with HAIII Anodize black surface Finish
—Battery: 3x18650 (Recommend Sanyo GA 18650 3500mAh )
— Ultra Clear Double-sided AR coated toughened Glass lens (99%light transmittance)
— IPX8 Waterproof underwater 2 meters
—Max Brightness: CW 2500 Lumens
—Shot distance: 800 meters
—Full Current Regulation; Boost driver ; Real driver efficiency > 91%
— Build-in Anti-reverse protection in flashlight driver.
— Anti-discharge protection;
Accessories: Gift Box ;spare O Rings ; Landyard ;
Low Low 50lumens 75 hrs
Low 250 Lumens 15 hrs
Middle 850 Lumens 5 hrs
High 2500 Lumens 105 minutes
Strobe: 2500 Lumens
Click on — Click off
Hold switch for 0.5 second to change mode
Dolbe click Hidden Stroble
With Last mode momery
When the light is on, fast single click + long press to lock out the switch. Fast click + long press again to unlock the light.
Attention: In turbo mode, the light will become hot , Please do not continuously use Turbo mode for over 10 minutes. If the light gets too hot in turbo mode, please switch the light into a lower brightness level to let the light cool down. The 500 Lumens medium mode is bright enough for daily use.
One thing to notice, the modes is not correct it should be:
Low Low -> Low -> Middle -> High ——> Turbo (double click)
The manual which come in the box is simply incorrect, And also the lumens figures in the manual are also wrong. I dont have accurate light meters but comparation to my other light i can say that Low low 30Lumens, low 220lumens, Medium 600Lumens, High is 1100 Lumens then Turbo is around 2000Lumens.
This have come to my attention that the soldering on the spring is not good (reported by few users) even on the last batch on my MT01(15 of August 2017). Solution is to re-soldered them. These boards came from both of my MT01 and MT02.
this is how the light is package from Haikelite. A rather flimsy padded plastic box, i supposed this is sufficient to protect the light in shipping and could also be use as a storage when the light is not in use but this is not your typical Pelican Box.
Tailcap, you dont need to remove this to insert battery. Batteries are inserted from the other side of the tube.
Notice the three spoke pattern on the tail, yes it can Tailstand and there is a hole for a lanyard too.
This is a good light, it has a big intense hotspot probably not suitable for walking. i think SC02 and MT01 is more suitable for closer range since it’s hotspot should be less defined. The spill at the lower level is not bright enough, in the mode where the spill is bright the hotspot is too intense so if you are looking for a mid range thrower with small footprint this light is perfect and i also like the long run-time that the triple batteries offers (compared to single 18650) For a walking flashlight i think SC02 or maybe the MT01 will be more suitable especially SC02 with its flood character.
Battery draw Single Samsung 30Q.
low = 0.19A
mid1 = 0.57A
mid2 = 1.5A
High = 2.8A – 3A
Turbo = 6A(start) 6.15A(few seconds afterwards)
Update: Candela figures
Haikelite MT02: 69120cd / 525m (800m Claimed)
Haikelite SC01: 92160cd / 607m (600m Claimed)
Haikelite MT07: 163584cd / 797m (750m Claimed)