Review: Acebeam Rider RX - a fidgety high-CRI AA/14500 light

The Acebeam Rider RX is a 14500/AA flashlight with a bolt-action fidget mechanism and a high-CRI Nichia 219F LED. I typically evaluate flashlights purely as tools, but everyday carry gear can also be toys, decorations, and collectables. The Rider RX offers some of each.

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Review: Acebeam E70 FC40 High-CRI - Canned Sunlight

The Acebeam E70/FC40 is a can of sunlight. This versatile 1x21700 light fits comfortably in a jacket pocket, uncomfortably in a pants pocket, and makes some of the most natural-looking light I've seen from a flashlight.

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Review: Acebeam UC15

The UC15 is an unusual 2xAAA or 2x10440 light from Acebeam. It has a high-CRI (optionally) main emitter with red and UV secondaries and makes for an interesting lightweight carry option that's not yet another tube light.

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Review: Acebeam TK16 - a small EDC triple with a tail e-switch and high CRI

The Acebeam TK16 is a 1x16340/CR123A everyday carry light with three emitters and a tail e-switch. It resembles a cross between a Lumintop FW3A and an Olight S1. It combines excellent power efficiency, class-leading max output, and very good color rendering.

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Review: Acebeam L30, a 20700/18650/CR123 tactical light with very high output

Acebeam says the L30 is "like a side-arm that takes shotgun shells". That's been done and isn't a great idea, but the L30 is. The high-only tailswitch with all other functions on the side switch is what I would consider an optimal UI for a duty type light. Output is around 4000 lumens until heat limits it to 2000.

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Review: Acebeam L16, a rechargeable tactical light with long throw

The Acebeam L16 is a long-throwing tactical light. I usually avoid the T word, but this thing fits. It's intended to be a police duty light, or to be mounted on a rifle, and it fits that role well. What I found most compelling for the use case is that pressing the tailswitch always results in max output, with all other functions controled by the side switch. I strongly recommend looking for the 5000K neutral white version, as the cool white model reviewed here is very harsh.

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