Klarus XT1A 2018 - 1000 Lumens

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If you're wanting a new and incredibly powerful everyday carry flashlight look no further than the upgraded Klarus XT1A. The XT1A is an AA sized flashlight that's perfect for carrying in your pocket everyday. Despite its small size, this LED flashlight has an impressive amount of power behind it delivering up to 1000 lumens. Equipped with a CREE XP-L HD V6 LED and a smooth reflector, the XT1A delivers extreme power and has a maximum beam distance of 182 meters. With a flashlight like this you'll never be stuck in the dark. Operating the XT1A is simple with its dual tactical tail switches making it easy to use in the dark. You're also able to lock out the tail switches to prevent accidental Illumination in your pocket.

With its multiple outputs and programmable settings, the XT1A is a multi-purpose flashlight. This everyday carry flashlight features three brightness levels ranging from 5 to 1000 lumens, a strobe mode, and an SOS mode. Along with the multiple outputs, you can also choose between two programmable settings. In the Tactical Setting you have a momentary on, a One-Touch Turbo, and a One-Touch Strobe. This setting is great for general household use, law enforcement and security, or for protection. The Outdoor Setting features a momentary on, a One Touch Turbo, a One Touch Low, and an SOS mode. This is perfect for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and more. You can pick which setting you prefer and leave the flashlight in it or you can switch settings easily depending on your situation.

The Klarus XT1A EDC light comes with a Klarus 14500 lithium-ion 800 mAh battery that is USB rechargeable. So when your battery is running low you can simply take it out of the flashlight and charge it with any micro USB charging cable. Along with a 14500 battery, the XT1A is also compatible with an AA battery, giving you a few options as to what you can equip the flashlight with. You can monitor the battery levels with the battery capacity indicator located on the side of the light. If the indicator is glowing green the battery is over 70% charged, orange means it's 30 to 70% charged, red means it's 30 to 10% charged, and flashing red means it is less than 10% charged and it's time to replace or charge that battery. The XT1A features multiple safety protections including a low battery capacity protection, reverse polarity protection, and a high temperature protection or TPS. The High Temperature Protection System will monitor the internal temperature of the flashlight and adjust the output accordingly so the flashlight does not overheat.

Klarus ensures that all their products are high-quality and built to last. The XT1A is crafted from aerospace aluminum alloy and has a hard anodized finish making it wear resistant, lightweight, and very robust. It also has a hardened glass lens with a scratch resistant AR coating to protect your LED. The XT1A is impact-resistant up to 1 meter and is IPX8 waterproof so your flashlight will be able to withstand some accidents, a heavy rainstorm, and more. If you're looking for the next most powerful everyday carry flashlight, look no further than the Klarus XT1A.

Features:
  • Equipped with a CREE XP-L HD V6 LED delivering up to 1000 lumens with a maximum beam distance of 182 meters
  • Dual tactical tail switches
  • Lock out function
  • Features 5 outputs:
    • High (1000 lumens) - 1 hour runtime
    • Medium (80 lumens) - 4.5 hour runtime
    • Low (5 lumens) - 37 hour runtime
    • Strobe (1000 lumens) - 2 hour runtime
    • SOS (80 lumens) - 13.5 hour runtime
  • Features two programmable settings:
    • Tactical Setting: One-Touch Turbo, One-Touch Strobe
    • Outdoor Setting: One-Touch Turbo, One-Touch Low
  • Compatible with a 14500 battery or an AA battery
  • Includes a Klarus 14500 USB rechargeable battery
  • Has battery capacity indicator
  • Low battery capacity protection
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • High Temperature Protection System
  • Crafted from aerospace aluminum alloy with a hard anodized finish
  • Impact resistant up to 1 meter
  • Waterproof up to IPX8 standards

Included Accessories:

  • Klarus 14GT-UR 14500 USB Rechargeable Battery
  • Lanyard
  • Removable Pocket Clip
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Spare o-ring

• CREE XP-L HD V6 LED, up to 50,000 hours lifetime.
• Initialized to Outdoor Setting by default ((Actual default Setting may change due to distribution channel or area without notice).
• Working Voltage: 1.0V-4.2V.
• Compatible Batteries: 1 x 14500 with 4A+ Dicharge Capacity or 1 x AA.
• Reflector: Smooth Reflector.
• Lens: Hardened Ultra-Clear Glass with abrasion resistant AR Coating.
• Switch: Tail Cap Tactical Dual-Switch.
• Dimensions: Head -22.7mm (0.89”) diameter
Body - 22.8mm (0.90”) diameter
Length - 107.7mm (4.24”)
• Weight: 61.5g (2.17oz) without battery.
• Material: Aerospace 6061-T6 Aluminum alloy, Mil-Spec HAIII Anodizing.
• Accessories Included: 1 x Micro-USB Cable, 1 x Lanyard, 1 x Spare O-ring, 1 x Klarus 14500 Battery with Micro-USB Charging Port, 1 x Clip.

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Powerful EDC Flashlight

FZ Opinion by Carolyn

A 1000 lumen pocket flashlight seemed too good to be true. We've seen pocket flashlights that deliver 1000 lumens but will only run for a very short amount of time so that the 1000 lumens was not exactly a useful feature. However, Klarus introduced the XT1A everyday carry flashlight and it proved that a pocket flashlight can indeed reach 1000 lumens and be useful. This flashlight is upgraded from the older XT1A model that Klarus originally came out with. The original model delivered 180 lumens which gives you a great idea of just how far LED and flashlight technology has come. Of course, there's more to the XT1A than just raw power so I want to start by talking about some of my favorite features of this pocket flashlight as well as some other important features to note.

Favorite Features of the Klarus XT1A Pocket Flashlight

It was really tough to pick a few of my favorite features with this flashlight. I narrowed my favorite features down to three and these features really make the XT1A stand out for me.

Most Powerful EDC Flashlight

Seeing this little flashlight that's less than four and a half inches in length deliver such an impressive amount of power is really astounding. Its compact size fits comfortably in your hand and is very easy to clip onto your pocket using the double sided removable pocket clip. I have been walking around with this flashlight for a while and it's definitely useful to keep on your person.

As I mentioned before, many pocket flashlights that say they deliver 1000 lumens will only deliver that power for a very short bursts of time. I was impressed to find out that the runtime for the 1000 lumen turbo mode on the XT1A is 1 hour. This is a great amount of time for an everyday carry flashlight.

Easy User Interface

Klarus is known for their excellent user interface specifically with the XT series flashlights. With the XT1A you get the excellent Klarus design tactical tail switches. These switches are a user favorite and my favorite for a reason. The main round silicone switch gives you a momentary on and turns on and off the flashlight. The secondary metal paddle switch allows you to cycle through the brightness levels when the flashlight is on and gives you access to either a One-Touch Strobe or One-Touch Low depending on the setting you have the flashlight on. These switches are incredibly easy to find in the dark and the user interface is very intuitive. It's extremely easy to operate it with a single hand and you don't fumble around trying to find either switch.

Versatile Pocket Flashlight

Klarus designed the XT1A so that you can use it in any situation. One of the best features of this pocket flashlight is the programmable settings. You can choose between two settings: the Tactical Setting and the Outdoor Setting. The Tactical setting, which is the default setting, gives you a One-Touch Turbo with that main switch and a One-Touch Strobe with that secondary switch. The Outdoor Setting gives you a One-Touch Turbo with that main switch and a One-Touch Low with the secondary switch. So no matter what situation you're preparing for you can easily choose between these two settings.

Personally, I'm a big fan of the One-Touch Low option. I don't find that I need the strobe as often as I need the low mode and I prefer to get there immediately rather than have to cycle through the brightness levels to get to it. However, that being said, if I'm going to a sketchier part of town or I know I'll be walking home late at night, it's easy to switch settings so that I have access to that One-Touch Strobe in case I need it. It's very easy to switch settings and you can do it at any moment which is a beautiful feature in this pocket flashlight.

More Features of the Klarus XT1A EDC Light

So I listed my three favorite features of this flashlight and now I want to list other excellent features of the XT1A. Just because these features didn't make it onto the favorites list does not mean they are any less fantastic.

Compatible Batteries

So a great aspect of the XT1A pocket flashlight is that it's compatible with a 14500 battery or an AA battery. So if your 14500 battery dies and you really need that flashlight you can use any AA battery you have. Because these are so common and so inexpensive, many people already have them lying around the house as it is. Of course, you may not see the full 1000 lumens with an AA battery in the XT1A flashlight.

Klarus did include a 14500 battery with the XT1A so you're already off to a great start with this flashlight. On top of that this battery is USB rechargeable so you can take the battery out of the flashlight and charge the battery directly using any standard micro USB charging cord. This is excellent because you can charge the battery and use a backup 14500 or a backup AA battery with the XT1A. You don't need to worry about buying another charger or, if you don't need any backup batteries, you can easily recharge your 14500 battery and wait. Not to mention, the XT1A does have a battery capacity indicator so that you can get a good idea of how much charge you have left in your battery.

Durable Flashlight

The design of the XT1A pocket flashlight is excellent. Klarus went a bit of a different route when they picked the design pattern on the body of the flashlight. Normally we see some cross hatching on the body of the flashlight to prevent the flashlight from slipping. Klarus has instead used grooves in the XT1A. I really like that design and think it feels very comfortable in my hands and prevents the flashlight from slipping.

The XT1A is constructed from aerospace aluminum alloy and has a hard anodized finish so it is wear resistant and quite robust. This pocket flashlight is impact-resistant up to 1 meter and is waterproof up to IPX8 standards. It also features a High Temperature Protection System, reverse polarity protection, and a low battery capacity protection. This pocket flashlight will be very low maintenance and does an excellent job taking care of itself.

Concluding Remarks

We are all very impressed with the XT1A flashlight. Between the programmable settings, multiple outputs, and easy operation this flashlight is one of the best everyday carry flashlights you will find. Not to mention it's one of the most powerful everyday carry flashlight you'll find. 1000 lumens is nothing to sneeze at. So if you're wanting a really compact everyday carry flashlight make sure to take a look at the Klarus XT1A.