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

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No sorcery, of course. Instead, the driver is sprinkled with unicorn alcohol dehydrogenase.

Did you email Vinh and ask him?

I did not contact him regarding the X45 but about my Nitecore related issue. I was hoping he can mod my TM26 so it can catch up with lo you guys but he said he doesn't do those as they are hard to work with and the OLED screen breaks to easily. Fair enough.
 

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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?

15000 lumens of flat regulation down to 3.7V? That information is not accurate. If it were, there might be some truth to that.
 

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15000 lumens of flat regulation down to 3.7V? That information is not accurate. If it were, there might be some truth to that.
I tested my x45 last night holding it out the window driving down the highway with cold air blowing over it on turbo max. It cooled it so effectively it was hardly warm to the touch after the test. It never stepped down in just under 6 minutes of use at 15,000 lumens and at the end of the test the red light came on. I tried it for a minute on turbo and the red light didn't come on, only on turbo max after about 15 seconds.

I would say it was still putting out well and truly over 12000 lumens at the end of the 6 minute run on turbo max. I put the batteries on charge and they were at 3.8 volts. The batteries were approximately 50% discharged and that lines up with my calculations that the stock cells would be completely flat after about 13 minutes with 15,000 lumens.
 

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Anyone sick of beamshots? No? Good! Here is a test between the X7 and the X45 on maximum output modes. Colour temperature setting on the camera is set to portray real life as accurately as possible.

X7 on top row, X45 on bottom.

I would say the difference in real life is a little greater than what is portrayed in these Beamshots. The X7 is still impressive nonetheless.

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Yes very good beamshots, thanks for posting them. It looks brighter than the X7 on the photos. The extra throw probably helps a bit too.

It is hard to exactly guess the lumens by sight as our eyes are really unreliable where gradual dimming is involved, but run time graphs from maukka put it at 4000 lumens in 6 minutes cooled on turbo max. They are not all the same obviously ( yours may be different) so I'm just trying to get a form line for the light before drawing conclusions.

I appreciate the work that you have put in on this light, and I'm not picking a fight with another Aussie. [emoji38] I was more reacting to the "false economy" comment, which is probably a bit premature given the subjective nature of the info. [emoji106][emoji4]
 

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Yes very good beamshots, thanks for posting them. It looks brighter than the X7 on the photos. The extra throw probably helps a bit too.

It is hard to exactly guess the lumens by sight as our eyes are really unreliable where gradual dimming is involved, but run time graphs from maukka put it at 4000 lumens in 6 minutes cooled on turbo max. They are not all the same obviously ( yours may be different) so I'm just trying to get a form line for the light before drawing conclusions.

I appreciate the work that you have put in on this light, and I'm not picking a fight with another Aussie. [emoji38] I was more reacting to the "false economy" comment, which is probably a bit premature given the subjective nature of the info. [emoji106][emoji4]
Yeah, no bad feelings around here! All this flashlight stuff is just playing around with awesome LED technology with a lot of estimations.

The graph maukka posted will confirm my suspicions, as my test was closer to 5 minutes, and the light was cooled much better with 100km/h cool air, so it did not start stepping down at all. It would have been a touch over 12000 lumens at a guess :)
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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) :)

I've gone the stock X45 route too now after returning the X45vn.
U both sound like two little old ladies at Bingo...... "I don't have a battery indicator now, its gets too hot for me to hold, the power drops down" OMG plz stop and both of you just GO AWAY.......
 

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U both sound like two little old ladies at Bingo...... "I don't have a battery indicator now, its gets too hot for me to hold, the power drops down" OMG plz stop and both of you just GO AWAY.......
We have gone away.. Thats why we arn't posting in the X45vn thread.
 

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U both sound like two little old ladies at Bingo...... "I don't have a battery indicator now, its gets too hot for me to hold, the power drops down" OMG plz stop and both of you just GO AWAY.......
Really?
 

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U both sound like two little old ladies at Bingo...... "I don't have a battery indicator now, its gets too hot for me to hold, the power drops down" OMG plz stop and both of you just GO AWAY.......

Please watch tour manners. :shakehead

Bill
 

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Re: Acebeam X45 Flashlight WARRANTY ???

PRETTY PLEASE!!!! SOME ONE TALK TO: Warranty issues of the Acebeam vs Olight.

I understand that if one owns an OLIGHT, warranty issues are easily taken care of out of Georgia. Turn around time 1 to 3 weeks...

ON THE OTHER HAND...

Acebeam ( like many other lights) and warranty issues require light to be shipped back to china. ( turn around time many months)



Is this true? or could the owner of a ACEBEAM get it repaired as soon as an OLIGHT?

I need to buy a good light to replace my feeble mag light .
 

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I realize that it's still summer and people usually don't go around wearing heavy gloves, but looking at the switch, I am curious if anyone has tried going through the paces with heavy gloves on with this light and if so, could post any remarks on the subject please. Thanks.
 

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Re: Acebeam X45 Flashlight WARRANTY ???

If I am correct Going Gear sells Acebeam which they may do the warranty.
PRETTY PLEASE!!!! SOME ONE TALK TO: Warranty issues of the Acebeam vs Olight.

I understand that if one owns an OLIGHT, warranty issues are easily taken care of out of Georgia. Turn around time 1 to 3 weeks...

ON THE OTHER HAND...

Acebeam ( like many other lights) and warranty issues require light to be shipped back to china. ( turn around time many months)



Is this true? or could the owner of a ACEBEAM get it repaired as soon as an OLIGHT?

I need to buy a good light to replace my feeble mag light .
 

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yea its a winner if your looking for a flood light for ur backyard. otherwise its totally useless!

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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Omg, that looks so cool! Where did you get that from, and when?

I don't know why yours is smooth. I always liked the appearance of smooth reflectors versus crinkly. Are there any more available? What does your beam tint and beam profile look like?
 

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I got it from HKEquipment a couple of weeks ago, it still says OP reflector in the included information leaflet... The beam profile looks pretty good as does the neutral tint.

I also wondered about the LEDs as they look different to the one in my neutral white EC50ii, could they be XHP70.2?
 
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