Shedding Light on the Acebeam X75 Flashlight
We’ve had the opportunity to test numerous work lights, headlamps, and flashlights over the years. Witnessing incremental improvements in these categories is expected, but witnessing a massive leap in output is a rarity. So, when we heard about the Acebeam X75 claiming to deliver a staggering 80,000 lumens in a high-powered flashlight, we were skeptical. However, we were lucky enough to get our hands on a model to test its capabilities.
Innovative Output and Design
Acebeam offers several models in the X75 series, with their most powerful option boasting an impressive 80,000 lumens at a color temperature of 6500K. Yes, you read that correctly: 80,000 lumens. The powerful output is achieved through 12 CREE LED chips, each contributing over 6500 lumens individually. The reflector efficiently directs the light to provide a wide beam angle of 90°, with a central spot beam that can reach a maximum range of 1150 meters.
Multiple Modes for Every Occasion
In addition to the formidable maximum output, the Acebeam X75 offers a range of modes to suit your needs. Here’s a breakdown of the modes and their specifications:
- Turbo: 80,000 lumens / 1150m
- High: 23,000 lumens / 622 meters
- Mid-High: 11,000 lumens / 415m
- Low to Medium: 5,000 lumens / 300m
- Low: 2,000 lumens / 207m
Switching between modes is simple. Use the lower button to turn on the light and hold it down until it cycles to your desired mode. The upper button enables turbo mode. Press and hold it for maximum output, releasing it when you’re done.
Above: A comparison between 2,000 lumens and 80,000 lumens. Notice how the center of the beam points to the left of the tree.
Active Cooling for Optimal Performance
To tackle the heat generated by the high output, the Acebeam X75 incorporates active cooling through an integrated fan. Vents on the sides allow the fan to draw air through the base, blowing it over the radiator, and pushing it out through the top vents. This innovative cooling system ensures consistent performance even during extended use.
The flashlight features a silicone sleeve around the collar that changes color based on temperature. As long as it remains below 131°F (55°C), the sleeve appears dark gray. If the temperature exceeds this mark, it turns blue-gray. Should you notice this change, lower the output or turn off the light completely to allow it to cool down. Remember, excessive heat can adversely affect the battery life.
Impressive Run Time and Intelligent Thermal Management
In terms of run time, the Acebeam X75 delivers varying durations depending on the output level. The 4250mAh battery, combined with intelligent thermal management, extends the run time significantly. The flashlight offers two main operating modes: High Power and Eco. While Eco mode doesn’t reduce maximum output, it adjusts step-down lumens and limits the time spent at higher outputs, resulting in longer runtimes. Here’s a comparison of the two modes:
|Turbo||80,000 -> 12,000 -> 900 lumens|
|High||23,000 -> 12,000 -> 900 lumens|
|Mid-High||11,000 -> 900 lumens|
|Low to Medium||5,000 -> 900 lumens|
|Low||2,000 lumens / 5 hours, 30 minutes|
Please note that these run times are approximate and may vary based on ambient temperature and humidity. Nevertheless, rest assured that these figures are tested against ANSI FL1 standards, ensuring accurate performance.
Intuitive Controls for Ease of Use
The Acebeam X75 features user-friendly controls that allow for effortless operation. Here’s an overview of the controls:
- Turn on/off light: Press the main (bottom) button.
- Change output: Long-press the main (bottom) button to cycle through the output modes.
- Turbo mode: Double-click the main (bottom) button.
- Strobe mode: Triple-hit the main (bottom) button.
- Ultra-low mode: Triple tap, then long-press the main (bottom) button.
- Turn on/off the fan: Press and hold the auxiliary (top) button for 3 seconds.
- Instant turbo: While the light is on, press and hold the auxiliary (top) button.
- Momentum/ecological shift: Perform 10 clicks to turn off the lights.
For a comprehensive overview of the controls, refer to the image below:
Unveiling the Design Secrets of the Acebeam X75
Waterproof and Durable
The Acebeam X75 flaunts an impressive IP68 rating, ensuring its durability and water resistance. It can withstand being submerged in depths of up to 2 meters for 30 minutes without the need for additional modifications. Simply ensure that the charging cap is fully screwed on, and you’re ready to brave the rain, snow, or any watery adventure.
Convenient Charging Options
To charge the flashlight, remove the cover on the base to reveal a USB-C port. A standard 60-watt charger will fully charge the depleted battery pack in 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you use a 100-watt charger, the X75 will be ready for action within an hour.
Mobile Power Integration
In addition to charging the flashlight, the USB-C port serves another purpose. It allows you to use the Acebeam X75 as a power bank to charge your devices. However, please bear in mind that using this function will reduce the overall run time, and the light will not be waterproof until you replace the charging cover.
Price and Verdict
Considering the advanced design and impressive features of the Acebeam X75, it comes as no surprise that this flashlight is not an ordinary, off-the-shelf product. The model we tested has a price tag of $399.99. Other configurations of the X75 are also available to cater to different needs and preferences.
In conclusion, the Acebeam X75 is a remarkable flashlight that exceeds expectations. While its 80,000 lumens capability may be impressive, we found that the lower output levels were more practical for everyday use. Nevertheless, having the option for high output is invaluable for non-lethal defense, signaling, or even communicating in Morse code (hello, ISS!).
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- Model: Acebeam X75 XHP70.2
- Power supply: Integrated lithium-ion battery
- Maximum output: 80,000 lumens
- Maximum throw: 1150 meters
- Color temperature: 6500K
- Protection class: IP68