|LEP class||Class 2M|
Acebeam W10 Flashlight reaching 1000 meters
The Acebeam W10 is the first LEP flashlight produced by Acebeam. It kind of shook the whole flashlight community, because a flashlight reaching 1000 meters with a single battery and less than 6 inches long.
Instead of the commonly used 18650 Lithium-Ion battery, Acebeam used a 21700 type battery instead. Generally speaking, a 21700 can produce more power with higher capacity. You can still use a 18650 battery with the included battery adapter. And on top of that, you can even use 2x CR123 batteries.
The highest capacity 18650 battery is currently around 3600mAh, while the capacity of a 21700 can go up to 5100mAh and soon probably even more. And since the battery is usually the most important source for high-power flashlights, they included a high-drain 21700 5100mAh rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. The name of the battery is IMR21700-510A, which is not the same battery as the battery included with the Acebeam W30. This specific one doesn’t have a USB port built-in.
Instead, the battery needs to be charged inside the light. To reach the USB-C port, you need to unscrew the head. The USB-C port is hidden to make it waterproof and dirt proof. Those are common problems with USB ports in general. Most manufacturers add a rubber cover to the port, but this either doesn’t protect as good or it just tears off.
The 21700 battery should be good for a runtime of up to 3.3 hours.
Laser Excited Phosphor
The Acebeam W10 uses a high efficient LEP Emitter, manufactured by a 3rd party. It has an output between 0.22 and 0.25 Watt and is classified as a Class 2M laser. The flashlight has passed CE, RoHS and FDA certifications. It’s focused to Full-width 3.1 degrees.
It is able to throw 1000 meters with a beam intensity of up to 250,000 cd.
Although known as White Laser flashlights, they actually don’t have a white laser, since they don’t (currently) exist. Instead, they use a blue laser that is focused onto a PPC (Phosphor Crystal Coating) sitting on a metal substrate which gives it a whitish beam. Not perfectly white of course, but definitely not blue as you may expect from a blue laser.
To make it as perfect as possible, Acebeam added 2 colored filters. A red and green filter can be attached to the bezel and make it great for hunting or whatnot.
LEP flashlight warning:
- Do not aim at people. Do not aim at mirrors, glass, or other reflective materials. Do not aim at an aircraft or any vehicle in operation
- Please use it in accordance with your local laws and regulations. Release the manufacturer and retailers from all liabilities.
- LEP flashlights are for professional users, including military personnel and police. (It is not a civilian industry product.)
- Users must be over 18 years of age.
- Keep the light out of reach of children.
For more information on the W10 check out their website.
Unfortunately, the Acebeam W10 is out of production. It has been replaced by the Acebeam W10 Gen 2.