Acebeam X45 Flashlight Review (4x XHP70, 4x 18650, 16,500 lumens)

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Acebeam X45 Review


Hey guys. My latest review is for the Acebeam X45. It is the brightest light I have ever tested- by almost twice as much. In this review I test the light pretty extensively, including: runtimes, outputs, and more. There’s a thorough demonstration of the User Interface, and a big beamshot comparison with the Olight X7 and the Noctigon Meteor. Acebeam provided this light for review and testing.





Thanks for watching.
 

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Thank you for your detailed and valuable review. I am looking to grab a modded specimen rated at 25,000 lumens.
 

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Thank you for your detailed and valuable review. I am looking to grab a modded specimen rated at 25,000 lumens.

Nice! Is that a vinh light?

Great review on an impressive light mhanlen, thanks. Nice little cameo from your lad too! [emoji4]

It's my little lass! When daddy is watching her, I guess I put on clothes that I would wear. Ugg.. pink is ugly (my thought process)!
 

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Sent the X45vn back, bad driver and springs, once the light got under 4.00v and warm output wasn't great but it did test at 28,000 lumens turn on 25,000 ANSI with fresh Sony VTC5A batteries. So when cold at least it matched Vinh's performance claims.

The worrying thing is circa 5000 lumens were lost from just a 0.10v drop, at 4.10v from cold I tested 20,400!!!

I got 19,800 ANSI at 4.05v from cold. When the light was hot and voltage even lower I suspect it's performance wasn't far behind stock. My Imalent DT70 was far brighter/throwier at this point. Using Sony VTC6 dropped the lumens even further. So around 15,000 lumens at 4.00v warm, Vinhs version didn't get rid of the blue spill that makes the beam seem yellow either.

Tbh because of Vinhs double springs set in a carrier designed for long protected button tops I found my Sony VTC5A flat tops fitted way too loosely and my Sony VTC5A button tops fitted way too tightly due to no spring compression, changing batteries frequently (which 25,000 lumens and 2500 mah inexorably means) would put stress on the springs and battery wrap. So for me the light was unusable even with a good driver.
 
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The drivers vinh uses are FET drivers which run the light in direct drive essentially and do not have the ability to regulate the output. Output will always depend on voltage.
 
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Yeah for the first minute the X45 would spank the DT70/X45 but after 60 seconds with unbelievable heat and voItage drop I suspect the X45vn is a glorified TN36ut.

basically
X45vn 4.20v = 25,000 lumen
X45 4.20v = 15,000 lumen
X45vn 3.70v = 5,000 lumen
X45 3.70v = 15,000 lumen

Are Vinh's lights a false economy?
 
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I'm not sure it's a false economy it's working as designed. It's a trade off for high lumens up front but you lose the ability to regulate the output. I am unsure of how big of a driver would be needed and the cells needed to regulate 25000 lumens for a length of time.
 
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Yeaah... I saw through the 25k lumen output for the first 30s for the x45vn and figured the stock light is way more practical.

Regulated output, Moonlight mode, better ui than vnx2 imo, the battery indicator works, you don't have to fear about melting the light from leaving it on turbo too long, you keep 5 year warranty and best of all, you can buy it locally much cheaper in NW and receive it by the weekend. (mine has just shipped) :)
 

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I've gone the stock X45 route too now after returning the X45vn.
Good move. I think the stock x45 is simply a winner. Plus you can get longer Runtimes with the 3000mah cells. I will likely be selling my mint x7 NW when this one arrives and have done beamshots. The x7 is a great light but simply isn't so useful with only 30kcd.
 

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Yeaah... I saw through the 25k lumen output for the first 30s for the x45vn and figured the stock light is way more practical.

Regulated output, Moonlight mode, better ui than vnx2 imo, the battery indicator works, you don't have to fear about melting the light from leaving it on turbo too long, you keep 5 year warranty and best of all, you can buy it locally much cheaper in NW and receive it by the weekend. (mine has just shipped) :)

Can you tell me where you got your X45 from? and price if you don't mind...
 

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Just received my x45 nw. Same tint as my x7 NW which is around 4800k. Perfect for me. Haven't tested at night yet but I have compared to x7 and let's just say it is very impressive, especially throw.
 

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Just received my x45 nw. Same tint as my x7 NW which is around 4800k. Perfect for me. Haven't tested at night yet but I have compared to x7 and let's just say it is very impressive, especially throw.

I just bought a NW X45 as well. There's a sale on it and it's too good to pass up. Looking forward to the beamshots!
 

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Last night I was able to play with an X45 NW and compare it to my favorite light...the K60.

Excellent output, compact size, pretty nice beam pattern [for a quad], and the tint was ok. If we didn't have few K60's there to compare, it may have looked better. But the K60's have such a nice tint.

The UI on the X45 has to be the least intuitive of any light I've every handled. The way Acebeam set up access to turbo max [the timing has to be just right] it's as if they really don't want users to get there.

I could live with the tint [on the NW version] but the UI is a definite killer for me.
 
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