Haikelite is a relatively new player in flashlight business they just celebrated their first anniversary but they are already has several solid flashlights in their range that cover most needs, From MT03 to MT07 in their flagship to a more manageable size from SC Series to MT Series but currently they dont have a single 18650 EDC light but i heard that they are currently in the work and soon will be available. The SC series are a rechargeable 26650 flashlight which means you dont need a separate charger while MT series are using multi-cell configuration.
Simple one button E-switch, click and hold activation no rear clicky. I prefer this compared to the two buttons action in MT07.
Simple UI with direct to Turbo and Moon Light.
Good size for hand gripping, 26650 tube make for a good ergonomics.
Perfect finish no damage or uneven anodizing.
Throws measured @92160cd / 607m (600m Claimed) which is spot on as a comparison my stock Convoy L6 measured 78336cd / 559m, considering its small reflector, using XHP35 HI is probably why it can make such a good throw.
Silver anodizing is beautiful not many provide this color as option. The color is matte silver it is different compared to clear anodized flashlights and not shiny like SS lights.
Built in charging, without the need for rubber cover.
A really thick spring at the tailcap.
More runtime compared to 18650 lights.
Mechanical lock-out but needs few turns, Electronic lockout is available.
Got hot on turbo but still manageable, but in colder environment the turbo could be well maintained.
Not as small as i would like it to be, for example Imalent DN70 is much smaller also with the build-in charging as well. without the tail-cap the length is almost as long as the DN70. The tail-cap is making this light unnecessarily longer
Because of its light color, the thread easily look dirty.
No NW tint available afaik.
Few things to note:
Spring is press fit not soldered to the tailcap.
Not well greased when arrived so i had to add more.
Stainless steel bezel can be unscrewed so emitter swap is easy.
After engaging the thread feels rough after few turns it become smoother not as smooth as other Haikelite probably because of the thick and strong tail-cap spring.
A few words from Manufacturer:
—-Emitter: CREE XHP35 HI CW
—- Material: 6063 Aluminum Alloy ; HAIII Anodized finish
—- Battery: 1x26650 (>6A drain)
—-Switch: Side-click metal waterproof Button
—-Aluminum SMO Reflector
—-Ultra Clear AR Coated Toughened Glass Lens (99% light transmission)
—- IPX 8 Waterproof
—-Digital Full Current Regulation ; 91% driver efficiency
—- With Anti-reverse protection ; Anti-discharge protection ;
—-With Battery power detection Function ; Low-voltage protection
—-With Temperature Control protection.
—- With Build-in Charging Port
—-Dimensions: 135mm x 45.5mm x34mm
—-Weight: 220 gram
Accessories: Gift Box ,;spare O Rings ; Landyards ; USB charging wire
Brightness level :
— Low Low—20 lumens
— Low —–200 Lumens
— Mid —500 Lumens
— High—1000 Lumens
— Hidden Turbo—2000 Lumens (double click)
—Hidden Strobe—2000 Lumens (press the button for 2 seconds in off status)
—Single click on / Single click off
—Press and Hold the button to switch modes
—Mode circles —- Low Low > Low> Medium>High
—Double click in any mode to access Turbo mode
— With mode memory
When the light is on, fast single click + long press to lock out the switch.
Fast click + long press again to unlock the light.
Battery power detection:
In off status, Press 4 seconds to activate battery power detection function. battery >50% flash 3 times ; battery >25% <50%flash 2 times ; battery <25% flash 1 time.
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. Medium mode and high mode is bright enough for daily use.
Battery draw at the tail-cap (boost driver) so doesn’t reflect emitter current.
— Low Low—20 lumens (0.133A)
— Low —–200 Lumens (0.527A)
— Mid —500 Lumens (1.44A)
— High—1000 Lumens (3A)
— Hidden Turbo—2000 Lumens (5A-6A)
The charging port, no need for annoying rubber cover the port sits behind the O-ring, the only downside is that you have to unscrew the front tube to charge the battery. No need to unscrew the tailcap. With build in charging you dont need to open the tailcap ever! Just forgot that it is there.
this is some candela readings:
Haikelite MT02: 69120cd / 525m (800m Claimed)
Haikelite SC01: 92160cd / 607m (600m Claimed)
Haikelite MT07: 163584cd / 797m (750m Claimed)
Haikelite SC01 is a relatively small light that also come with good throw. The throw is noticeable compared to its sibling the MT01, SC01 with it’s smaller hotspot and also almost 50% more intense despite using the same emitter. I found that SC01 is also not suitable for walking light, i would recommend other flashlights in Haikelite line-up for such as SC02 with flood beam pattern and nice neutral tint. If you are looking for a small thrower than this is perfect for you.