Jetbeam M2S WP-RX

Jetbeam M2S WP-RX
LEP class Class 3B
Distance 1800 meters
Lumens 480 lumens
Modes 2
Avg. Price $250

Jetbeam M2S WP-RX White Laser 1.8 km

Somehow, Jetbeam isn’t showing any LEP flashlight on their website. And I learned that this is not just for their LEP flashlights but for many flashlights they produce. I don’t know the reason why, but all the information available is from online stores or reviews.

The M2S became available around the same time as the Jetbeam M1X WP-RX. It looks like your average tactical flashlight in terms of size and shape, but the frontend of the light does however give a hint there is something special about it. When you look through the lens, you will be able to notice something that doesn’t look like an LED. According to its specs they call their LEP assembly a WP-RX. There is no mention of its Laser Classification.

Batteries and Charging

Besides a nice looking storage case, Jetbeam includes a lanyard, manual, spare o-ring and a high capacity 21700 battery. It’s labeled as being a 5000mAh battery and it has a Micro USB charge port. It looks the same as the one provided with the M1X.

If you only have 18650 batteries, they will be a bit too short. You need to use a 18650-adapter. But I would suggest using 21700 batteries because they can provide more power and have a higher capacity. Some flashlight manufacturers still provide 18650 batteries with a capacity of 2600mAh. That is roughly 50% of the highest capacity of 21700 batteries.

Performance

I tested the Jetbeam M2S WP-RX and found a few disappointing things. My copy didn’t perform as well as specced, but it seems that Jetbeam overspecced it like crazy. But that is only for the outer box. Inside the manual (which is only written in Chinese, on normal low quality copy paper) it mentions not 880,000 cd but a mere 250,000 cd. If they would have advertised it as a 250,000 cd light I guess most people wouldn’t have been interested.

Just a few specifications:

  • Max output on High: 480 lumens (I measured 354 lumens)
  • Max output on Low: 45 lumens (I measured 45 lumens)
  • 2 modes
  • Max beam intensity: 810,000 cd (BS claim, I measured 345,200 cd.)
  • Max range: 1800 meters / 1.12 miles (another BS claim, I measured 1175 meters / 1285 yards)
  • Includes a 21700 5000mAh battery with Micro USB port
  • Max battery life of 2.7 hours on High (I measured 3 hours and 20 minutes)
  • Max battery life of 7.5 hours on Low ( I measured 8 hours and 53 minutes)
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Get it

This one is not available anymore. You can have a look at its successor (which performs worse), the Jetbeam RRT M2S Raptor

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