|Maxtoch Xsword L3K|
|Distance / intensity||3km / 1.8 miles|
The Maxtoch Xsword L3K should be able to reach 3000 meters
Maxtoch is one of the few flashlight manufacturers that focuses on bringing the best flashlights for hunters. Almost all of their current lineup are long-range flashlights, including the famous Maxtoch Xsword L2K, that was also able to reach 3,000 meters. Keep in mind, at that distance you can just see some dim light shining on an object, enough to see the shape.
The L3K was announed in Q2 of 2021, and sparked my interest. Especially since I reviewed the L2K and at that point the longest reaching LEP flashlight under $2000
In terms of design, it looks the same as the L2K. The L2K looks fine, but doesn’t look like a high-end flashlight. That’s not a problem, as long as it performs well. I have the L3K on order, so we can see if it is improved over the L2k.
One thing I already found out, is the change in LEP systems. Instead of using the classical mirror setup, they changed it to a shine-through setup, that is probably cheaper and easier to produce. It’s just a combination of a cilicone dome, a transparent layer of phosphor and a laser beam at a certain distance. And I’m not sure how important the distance of the laser to the phosphor is. One thing we also don’t really know, is how long this type of translucent phosphor is going to hold up. Same can be said for the traditional mirror setup.
Batteries and Charging
Maxtoch gives you the option to choose an extra charging kit that includes 2* 21700 batteries, a charger and a USB adapter. The batteries are button tops, of course, otherwise they wouldn’t make contact. They are 5000mAh, which is kind of the basic battery these days.
- Will update this once I receive the light.