The Imalent MS18 flashlight delivers 100,000 lumens in your hand

The Imalent MS18 flashlight delivers 100,000 lumens in your hand

Are you looking for a handheld flashlight that can illuminate a beam of 100,000 lumens of light? Probably no. Do you want one? Of course you do. We assume this is the whole reason the Imalent MS18 exists.
That's right, this flashlight has a maximum output of 100,000 lumens, which probably makes it the brightest option in the category. How bright is it? We don't really know, but according to the statement, its light output should be 50 times brighter than your car's headlights, so that's a whole new level of ridiculousness. Suffice it to say that we feel stupid about the fact that just a few years ago we got used to flashlights that can extinguish 9,000 lumens.
The Imalent MS18 uses 18 individual Cree XHP70 LEDs, each of which must light up simultaneously to create an insane 100,000 lumens. According to the equipment, this output is so powerful that the beam can reach up to 4,430 feet, allowing you to illuminate areas that you probably can't even see with the naked eye. Of course, such a large amount of light consumes a lot of power, which is why it has eight brightness settings, ranging from 700 lumens to maximum output, so you can optimize battery life.
Speaking of battery, it uses as many as eight individual 21700 batteries, any of which can be removed and replaced if one or more of the cells fail. According to the company, this battery pack can keep the flashlight running for 53 minutes at maximum brightness, so this damn thing won't even last an hour at that level. If you want to extend the battery life, it can glow for almost seven hours at 5000 lumens, over nine hours at 2000 lumens, and almost 15 hours at 700 lumens. The batteries can be fully charged from a wall outlet in approximately four and a half hours.
Since all this brightness generates a lot of heat, the Imalent MS18 has a built-in active cooling system to keep it from overheating. This includes a heat pipe radiator that moves from one side to the other using a wick structure and heat transfer fluid, and intake and exhaust fans to cool things by circulating air. The heatsink does most of the cooling work on its own at low brightness levels, although the fans are automatically activated as soon as you use it at 22,000 lumens or more. From the reviews, these fans are not quiet, so expect this thing to be a noisy companion if you want to use more intense brightness levels.
Because the flashlights are widely used outdoors and on construction sites, they are made to be durable, with 1.5 meter drop protection and IP68 waterproof rating. Other features include an OLED display showing the current brightness level, an anti-reflective glass coating, a hard-anodized aluminum housing and a 50,000 hour LED life.
I want one? Imalent MS18 is already available.




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