REVIEW IMALENT DX80 PART 1
We are probably in front of the led model of mass production that more power is able to generate according to the specifications of the manufacturer. This model, by philosophy, design and, power together with the delay in sales due to the changes being made at an electronic level, they are generating a great expectation. Today we will publish the first part of the model review. In this review part, we will talk about the characteristics of the model that are not being modified and that will help to clear doubts about the flashlight. Subsequently in future dates, we will complement this review with the final data offered by the manufacturer, power, regulation, runtime, thermal management and launch.
The DX80 comes in a carton box with a plastic handle. Attached to it is a color paper with all its characteristics. The simple box is very effective to protect the flashlight. Inside there is anti-shock material trimmed to protect the head and tail of the flashlight and do not suffer any damage. Inside it are perfectly located accessories. It is a simple and effective wrapping, but I personally plan to look for another accommodation of better quality.
As accessories the DX80 comes with charger, O’ring, manual and a holster, but that accommodates the flashlight in an efficient way. The DX80 already comes with a lanyard of braided cord
Imalent has chosen materials of very good quality for its model. The body of the torch is made of 6063 aluminum alloy and the anodized is Type III with anti-abrasion termination. The tempered glass lens has anti-reflection treatment. At first glance we find a sober-looking model. Imalent has not recharged the flashlight with engravings, rather I think they could have put more engravings (on his web refer to this model as “the end of darkness”, it would look great on his body an Imalent type DX 80 End Darkness, or something. In addition to the absence of engraving on his body, it is remarkable that Knurlin is absent, which is replaced by a wide longitudinal lines running through the body. the headlight of my flashlight is on the way to China, I have not been able to test it very deeply, but my current perception is that it holds very well in the hand.
The few engravings that this model has are located in the Tail. In them we can see the model, brand, battery pack and some other stamps. On the side of the Tail is anchored Lanyard with braided cord. Being totally smooth, it allows the use of the X80 in Tailslan mode.
The head is increasing in thickness in a staggered way and is covered with dissipating structures in almost all except the area of indicators, pushbuttons and loading bay. It ends in a stainless steel bevel attack. In the same as we have already said we find the bay of charge of the integrated battery pack, which is protected by a rubber stopper. The pushbutton is big, and I think quite accurate in its use, and the Oled screen provides us information of some parameters of the flashlight. In the central part of the head, between the dissipating fins are seen air circulation gaps based on the internal design of this part and the dissipating inner structure.
For those of us who are crazy about multiled, the design of the reflector is a blessing. Lately we have been driven with multiled with hardly any reflector that flood a lot but do not project the light too far, or with XHP70 monoled flashlights and somewhat deeper reflectors that have a more conical projection. Here we are before a huge reflector, with 8 sections where they are perfectly centered 8 XHP70.2. In addition the sections are not too wide, and have relative depth.
The flashlight can be dismantled in half by separating the battery pack from the head. The threads are good, deep, and come clean and greased. The contact spring between the positive of the battery pack and the driver has a good thickness.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
As for its size and weight, it must be said that it is not a flashlight to carry it always in the pocket of the coat. It is a model of a size and weight that makes its planned use appropriate. That is to say, we will take it when we are going to make a walk, for example, but it is not a flashlight that we can carry always on top in case we need it. On the contrary, its size has other points in favor, such as the ability to carry a large reflector or dissipate the great heat generated. Below is the model compared to other flashlights and the weight measured by my scale.
In the first place we will talk about the button. It has a large button and very good touch. Press and hold the flashlight. With short presses we will go through ways:
> My low> My > My hi> hi. To switch off, press and hold.
To use the turbo we will use double pulsation and again double pulsation for strobe. With a simple press we will leave these modes and return to the last mode used. The DX80 has mode memory.
On the other hand one of the most relevant and very successful aspects in my opinion is the Oled screen, which will provide us with several parameters of the DX80 (low battery, high temperature warning at 50º internal, with three fast pulses shows us the lumen and voltage, and during charging the level of charge.
The charging function of the flashlight works perfectly. In addition, the pack is protected to over discharge.
We are facing a brutally flooding model, and by saying flood, we are talking about flooding all over the sites, but also doing so a considerable distance. On this occasion more than using my soda collection Flashlight, I have chosen models for several reasons. On the one hand by bestial flood and power the Acebeam X80. On the other, by mixing power and launch the X60M. I have also selected other less powerful but more powerful flooders.
The projections on the wall will be presented in the second part of the review. First of all with the objective of seeing how the interior projection is presented the photos of the garage. Due to the configuration of the camera, the models around the 4000 lumens appear somewhat less luminous than reality, but the truth is that the projection of each one is clearly identified.
For the outdoor shoot I have made two groups. On the one hand the X60M, X80 and DX80 with fixed camera parameters (if you download a photo you can see them in any photo program).
In the other hand TK75, SD75, TN40 y DX80 en Mi, Mi-Hi and Hi. Another fixed camera parameters.
THE SECOND PART WILL PRESENT ALL THE RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE AND THE CONCLUSIONS.