Klarus Mi1C - 600 Lumens


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Meet the next awesome EDC light that’s the must-have ultra-bright flashlight: the Klarus Mi1C! It’s equipped with a CREE XP-L HI V3 LED and delivers a maximum output of 600 lumens and a max beam distance of 40 meters. The flashlight fades-on and fades-off so that your eyes easily adjust to the difference in brightness. It’s easy to operate with the single side switch that also features a lock out function so your flashlight won’t accidentally turn ON in your pocket or bag. With the professional grade optical lens that provides an even floodlight that’s softer on the eyes. It features a total of six outputs including two flashing modes: strobe and SOS. With all these brightness outputs you can use the Mi1C in a variety of situations. With the built-in memory function, the Mi1C will turn onto the last brightness level you had it in.

One awesome aspect of the Mi1C is the magnetic tail cap allowing you to affix the flashlight onto a metal surface and illuminate the area completely hands-free. This EDC flashlight can run on either one 16340 battery or one CR123 battery. It’s important to note that you won’t see as much power in the CR123 battery. The Mi1C also has a battery capacity indicator giving you an excellent idea of where the battery’s charge is at.

Klarus makes certain all their products are durable and made to last. The Mi1C has an Intelligent Temperature Protection System (ITS) that monitors the internal temperature of the flashlight and adjusts the output to ensure the flashlight performs safely and at its best. The front and rear springs protect the battery from drops and shock damage and the flashlight features reverse polarity protection to protect the light and battery from incorrect battery loading. The Mi1C is crafted from aerospace aluminum alloy with a hard anodized finish. It’s also impact resistant up to 1 meter and is waterproof up to IPX8 standards. This EDC flashlight is built to last you a long while!

Features:

  • Equipped with a CREE XP-L HI V3 LED, delivers a max output of 600 lumens and max beam distance of 40 meters
  • Has a single side switch
  • Has a lockout function for the side switch
  • Has six total outputs:
    • With a 16340 Battery
      • High (600 lumens) - 1 hour and 12 minute runtime
      • Medium (45 lumens) - 5 hour and 37 minute runtime
      • Low (10 lumens) - 32 hour runtime
      • Moonlight (1 lumen) - 6 day runtime
      • Strobe (600 lumens) - 2 hour and 24 minute runtime
      • SOS (45 lumens) - 15 hour and 45 minute runtime
    • With a CR123 Battery
      • High (305 lumens) - 2 hour and 21 minute runtime
      • Medium (45 lumens) - 11 hour and 48 minute runtime
      • Low (10 lumens) - 55 hour runtime
      • Moonlight (1 lumen) - 9 day runtime
      • Strobe (600 lumens) - 4 hour and 42 minute runtime
      • SOS (45 lumens) - 33 hour runtime
  • Professional grade optical lens that provides a soft flood
  • Fades-On and Fades-Off
  • Built-in memory function
  • Magnetic Tail Cap
  • Compatible with 1 x 16340 or 1 x CR123 (less powerful with CR123)
  • ITS monitors temperature and adjusts output
  • Front and Rear springs
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Battery capacity indicator
  • Crafted from aerospace aluminum alloy with a hard anodized finish
  • Impact resistant up to 1 meter
  • Waterproof up to IPX8 standards
  • Klarus 5 year warranty

Included Accessories:

  • Klarus 16340 Battery with USB charging
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Spare o-ring

•CREE XP-L HI V3 LED, 50000 hours life.
•4 lighting levels, 2 flashing modes.
•Working Voltage: 2V-4.2V.
•Compatible Batteries: CR123A x 1 or 16340 Li-ion battery x 1.
•Reflector: Convex Lens.
•Switch Type: Side Switch.
•Dimension: 20.5mm (0.81”) ×19.8mm (0.78”) ×
54.5mm (2.15”).
•Net Weight: 27g (0.95oz) (w/o battery).
•Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy Body, Mil-Spec HAⅢ
Anodizing.
•Waterproof: IPX8 (underwater 2 meters).
•Included Accessories: Spare O Ring x 1, Stainless Steel Clip x 1, 16340 Li-ion Battery with Micro-USB Charging Port x 1.

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FlashlightZ Opinion

Author : Carolyn

Klarus has recently been releasing a massive stream of tactical flashlights which are all amazing but I'm very excited to talk about the Klarus Mi1C because it is a compact everyday carry flashlight. I believe the last everyday carry flashlight Klarus released was Mi7 and that was quite a while ago. I'm really excited to see a new everyday carry flashlight. The Mi1C specifically has some very unique features that I think a lot of users will be really excited about and get a lot of use out of. In this Klarus flashlight review I will talk about the features. I will talk about what I like about the flashlight, what I don't like about the flashlight and then I'll give you my final thoughts on the Mi1C.

Let's start with talking about the LED. The Mi1C has a CREE XP-L HI V3 LED. This is a very powerful LED and you'll often find it in very powerful tactical flashlights. The Mi1C delivers a maximum output of 600 lumens and has a maximum beam distance of 40 meters. Based on this information it's safe to assume that the Mi1C has a floodier beam. And it does. Thanks to the professional grade optical lens, the Mi1C has a softer, I would say a floodier beam, the light's definitely more diffused. And if you look at the lens you can see, the lens is actually circular. So the light will be diffused a little more evenly and, as I said before, it'll be softer on your eyes.

Here's one of the unique aspects of the Klarus Mi1C. This little everyday carry flashlight actually fades on and fades off. So when you turn the flashlight on it will slowly fade on, giving your eyes time to adjust to the light. If you're in the dark it can be a bit of a shock to your eyes when you illuminate the area around you. For example, often I will go out and use my Klarus XT2C tactical flashlight and the brightness, it takes me a moment to adjust to that 1,100 lumens of power. So it's nice that it fades on, giving your eyes more of a chance to adjust to the light without experiencing such a harsh lighting all at once. And of course the Mi1C also fades off and I think this is great because it won't disrupt your night vision as much as a light that'll just turn on and off. The fading off also gives your eyes time to adjust to the darkness again and then allows them to adjust more easily, making it a great everyday carry flashlight. That's definitely one feature I really, really like.

The Klarus Mi1C actually comes with a really cool battery. It comes with a Klarus 16340 battery that has a micro USB charging port in the battery. You can just take the battery out, plug the battery into a micro USB charging cable and charge away. The Mi1C itself is not rechargeable but the battery it comes with is. If you're charging your 16340 battery but you need to use your Mi1C, simply put a CR123 battery in and the Mi1C is good to go. It's great that you have that option to choose between using that 16340 battery or CR123 battery. Or, like I said, if your battery is charging you can use a backup CR123 battery.

Now something to consider with the CR123 battery is that it won't reach that 600 lumens of power. It will reach 305 lumens which is still an adequate of light but once again, it's something to consider. If you really need that 600 lumens of power I would recommend getting a couple 16340 backup batteries.

Let's talk about the different outputs. The Mi1C has six total outputs. You have a high which is 600 lumens, a medium which is 45 lumens, a low which is 10 lumens, a moonlight which is 1 lumen and then of course, you've got the strobe and the SOS. You have quite a variety to choose from making this everyday carry flashlight a little more versatile. I know a lot of users really like that 1 lumen moonlight mode and not every Klarus flashlight has that. It's great to see the Mi1C having this 1 lumen moonlight mode.

The Klarus Mi1C is also very easy to operate as it has a single side switch design. On top of that it also has a built in memory function so you can automatically turn on the flashlight to last brightness level you used. And so pick your favorite brightness level and turn the flashlight off on that level, that flashlight will turn back on in the same brightness level. Generally the Mi1C will turn on into the moonlight mode and then cycle up getting brighter as opposed starting in the turbo mode or high mode and cycling down. I really like this in everyday carry flashlight. I really like conserving the batteries on everyday carry flashlight so it's important to me that the flashlight has a built in memory function so I can access the lower modes whenever I want to or has an instant low or what have you.

The Mi1C starts in the moonlight mode. I think that's excellent that it starts in the best, most battery conserving mode. On top of that it also has an instant moonlight mode. When the flashlight's off, you can long press that side switch and immediately enter the moonlight mode. And I think that is wonderful. No matter what you are covered. However if you prefer for the flashlight to start in the higher mode, you can always just use that built in memory function so that the flashlight will turn onto that mode.

I really do like the user interface. It's really easy to learn and it does have a lock out function so that side switch does not accidentally turn on in your pocket or in your bag. To lock out the side switch all you have to do is hold it down for five seconds and then to get it out of the lock out mode just triple tap and you're good to go.

The Klarus Mi1C also has a battery capacity indicator. I really like this feature in any flashlight whether it's everyday carry, tactical, outdoor, doesn't matter, a battery capacity indicator is a very convenient feature to have.

Let's talk about another really unique feature that the Mi1C has. This little flashlight has a magnetic tail so you can actually stick this flashlight onto any metal surface and work without having to worry about holding the flashlight. Klarus had another flashlight that had this tail cap. It's the AR10 and it's a really awesome flashlight. The magnetic tail cap is actually very strong so you don't have to worry about it accidentally falling off or whatever. Let's say your car breaks down in the middle of the night or just at any time really, you can pop the hood, attach the Mi1C to the hood of your car and go ahead and start the work that you need to get done in order to get your car up and running again.

Let's talk about what I like about this light. I really, really like the user interface on this light. I love that it starts in the moonlight mode, I love that it's got the built in memory function and I love that you can immediately access the moonlight mode at any time. I really like that it has that softer, diffused beam. I don't need a throwy everyday carry flashlight, I really like having a floodier one definitely with a more diffuse light to it so I do like that feature. And I really, really like that magnetic tail cap. I think more flashlights could use this magnetic tail cap. There are too many times whenever I'm working on something and I've got to put my flashlight in my mouth or have to lay it on something to illuminate what I'm working on. It'd be so much easier if my flashlights came with that magnetic tail cap. I really like that.

There are a couple thing I'm not crazy about. I don't like how wide the flashlight is which is completely personal preference. I actually prefer a flashlight that is slimmer, maybe a 14500 flashlight, AA flashlight, something along those lines. Many people may not mind using a wider flashlight and, like I said, completely personal preference on my end. I'm also not crazy about the jump in lumens from the medium mode, which is 45 lumens, to the high, which is 600. I wish the medium mode was more around 100, 150 but I understand that by having it be 45 lumens, it does have that longer run time and mostly you'll be using that 600 lumens for shorter tasks.

All in all kudos to Klarus, they have made a spectacular everyday carry flashlight. It's incredibly unique and I think users everywhere are going to completely love it.