Acebeam Terminator M1

Acebeam Terminator M1
Acebeam Terminator M1
LEP type / classHybrid LED + Shine through LEP
Max. beam intensity (candelas)640,000 cd
Max. beam distance (meters)1,600 meters
Max. output (lumens)700 lm (+ 3500 for LED)
LEP Modes6 + strobe
Avg. Price listed by manufacturer$279.90

Dual light source flashlight

Acebeam has been at the forefront of producing LEP flashlights.. well.. until about a couple of years ago, when they produced their latest LEP flashlight, available to the public. And that was the Acebeam W10 Gen 2. So it has been quite some time since they added a new LEP flashlight, and finally, after about 4 years, they added the Acebeam Terminator M1.

That’s a mouth full, for sure.

And it does have some very unique characteristics. First of all, it’s a hybrid flashlight, with LEDs and an LEP. This means that you can use the M1 for close up work (with the LEDs) and reach very far (with the LEP), by a simple click. But even more interesting is that the LEP has a zoom mechanism, so you can adjust the beam from wide to narrow by simply rotating the bezel.

Use, batteries, and more

The Terminator has 6 modes for the LEDs, and can reach up to 3,500 lumens (with 6500K emitters) or 2,300 lumens (with High CRI emitters). And the LEP can reach up to 700 lumens according to specifications. If that is true, it’s definitely one of the brightest single cell LEP flashlights.

It uses a 21700 battery, that I suppose is included in the package. It’s one with a USB-C port, so you can charge it anywhere, and anytime, as long as you have a USB-C cable and a USB charger.

Final verdict

Unfortunately, I don’t have the Terminator M1, and Acebeam didn’t want to send one for review. That’s a bit sad, because I have been in touch with them for a very long time, giving them advise, and a zoomable LEP was one of my suggestions. They ran with this idea, and are too greedy to send one for testing. Well, that’s how Acebeam seems to work these days.

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