Review : Qualilite D81 Cree Xp-l hi V3 (Kaidomain's C8)

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Qualilite D81 6500k Review

Some words for the flashlight :
The D81 of the QUALILITE D-Series (Dynamic) is the tactical flashlight with powerful output. Flexible mode arrangement can let user to choose according to their preference. D-series is standing for Dynamic Series means users can install various LED modules, QUALILITE accessories, even other D-series products depending on your needs. The diversity of D81 flashlight must have once that meets for your needs.

Overview :

First Look / Unboxing :

Flashlights comes in a nice , black box with the Qualilite branding and some basic info (lumen performance , throw distance , max run time and safe dropping height) :

Back side , we see some more info .

Package Contains :

- Flashlight

- Lanyard

  • Soft cleaning cloth

Extended View :

The flashlight itself :

Flashlight’s length is 14,7cm

Flashlight in hand :

It has a little “Warning” logo on the head too , if you see closely the previous picture .

The “D81” logo on the head :

Tube & tailcap , front side . Very smooth knurling . :

Back side :

Tailcap , with a kind of “crenelated look” , for easy access with the thumb :

Reflector :

And the threads . Not anodized , but excellent quality . Very smooth , well machined :

A quick teardown :

Head , tube and tailswitch :

Switch , it is forward clicky switch :

Switch assembly :

And some close photos of the switch pcb & spring :

Head , from the side that the tube screws in (head , with pill inside) :

Led drop-in module (one piece reflector and pill system) :

Driver side :

Pill with reflector removed . Notice the centering ring too . :

Led board close-up . It is a square , copper DTP board . It uses xp-l hi v3 . Driver wires seems thin :

Lens , good quality AR coated lens :

Thickness , 2mm :

Modes and driver info :

Flashlight has 2 mode groups :

  • Lo > Med > Hi
  • Lo > Med > Hi > Strobe > S.O.S

To change between the 2 groups , you simply cycle through the same group for 3 times (continuously) and it changes to the other group automatically .
Pic by KD

Driver accepts 1x 18650 (li-ion) battery or 2x CR123A (3V) batteries , i will test if i can use 2x 18350 too .

Measurements :

Battery used in all measurements : Samsung INR18650-30Q 3000mAh

Lumens measurements :

Hi : 938.8 lumens
Med : 117.3 lumens
Lo : 19.3 lumens

Intensity on highest setting : 72,7 kcd

Amperage Draw :

Hi : 2,84 A
Med : 0,29 A
Lo : 0,05 A

Measured with Uni-T UT210E

Beamshots section :

  • Second tree on the left is 180 meters away :

  • House is 160 meters away :

Control Shot :

Beamshot :

  • The other side is 130 meters away :

Control shot :

Beamshot :

A few words :

A well built C8 , with a smart reflector - pill module , and quality components : thick AR coated lens , high quality SMO reflector designed for xp-l hi (produces a nice beam) and xp-l hi v3 on copper DTP board .

Flashlight was provided by Kaidomain for review purposes . You can find this flashlight here .

Thanks for the review giorgoskok. Good to see you got the reflector removed from the pill. Was it hard?

Thanks !

It didn’t have any glue , i used a wrench to get some grip on the pill , and it was done in seconds .

Edit: i don’t know the exact name of the tool i used (lol), closest i could find is Monkey wrench

Thank you for your reviewing.

Hope you guys will enjoy it.

Thank you :+1:

Seems you have covered all the bases with this review. Well done. Considering other C8’s have loose interchangeable reflectors AFAIK, and this one has a drop-in, is it possible to share some more (comparable white wall) beamshots?

Thanks again for your support Ban !

Thanks !
Unfortunately white wall beamshots are hard to get right , but i will give it a try . Anyway , i can ensure you it has a perfect beam pattern .

Hi friend

To celebrate an internet big event (Double 11 Sales Promotion), Qualilite D81 and D21 has launched the first big discount to all of our friends.

All the products will be shipped by US Amazon (US only).

Qualilite D81

White 6500K US$18.58/ Neutral White US$18.39

Qualilite D21

White 6500K US$18.39/ Neutral White US$18.39

Catch up the chance and Enjoy the price :smiley: