|Product name:||KRONOS X5 CREE XPL HI LED Flashlight|
|Circuit Driver:||ATTiny25V-based driver with off-time capacitor
and FET+7135 power channel configuration.
|Light Tint:||Cool White 1A (6500K), Neutral White 3B(5300K)|
|Material:||Constructed from aero grade aluminum alloy|
|Mode:||1 -- 1400 lm
2 -- 5, 1400
3 -- 5, 293, 1400
4 -- 5, 135, 543, 1400
5 -- 5, 79, 293, 688, 1400
6 -- 5, 54, 178, 419, 813, 1400
7 -- 5, 47, 135, 293, 543, 858, 1400
8 -- 5, 35, 99, 213, 365, 613, 953, 1400
|Battery Configurations:||1 x 14500 battery (not included)|
|Switch Location:||tail of the flashlight(Lighted tailcap by pilotdog68)|
|Impact Resistant||1 meter|
|Lens:||Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass
with anti-reflective coating
|Waterproof:||IPX-8 waterproof 2 meters|
|Weight:||236g without battery|
|Size:||105mm x 28mm(length x body diameter)|
Posted by Dustin M. on 7th Feb 2021
This is the brightest 14500 flashlight you can get, as well as the most feature-packed and the price is very, very, very good.
One thing I did not like about it is the finish, You can tell they cheaped out on the finish. Is it a bad finish. no. Could it be better as in more durable, absolutely. But it is defiantly not a deal-breaker. The light could come with no finish at all and it would still be a great buy.
The UI is complex but once you figure it out it's easy to get it down.
It has a great throw and a nice large hotspot so its a great all-around use light.
I would love to see this flashlight offered in maybe a couple of different colors as well as with a true type 3 anodizing. The anodizing it comes with is not type 3.
But that is just nitpicking. Overall this light is a 5/5 all night long.
Posted by Rob K on 16th Jan 2017
Excellent quality, fit and finish beyond reproach, 3D tint very pleasant, I actually have no quibbles. Bought it as part of the OL tribute, which was an added benefit. Only downside is that it made me wish for a thrower head for my BLF A6, which uses a similar driver. I highly recommend this light.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Oct 2016
This is now my edc. Although the interface takes a bit of playing with to get the way you want, you can customize this and make it perfect.
Only downside is that my old-ish batteries (keeppower) are quite tight in the tube. Not a big enough deal to knock it down even 1/2 star, though.
Posted by JohnG on 30th Sep 2016
I have had my Kronos X5 for just one day. It is amazing for such a small and convenient sized flashlight. This is my first Li-ion 14500 powered light and I had received some of those batteries just a few days ago in readiness for the arrival of this light.
It comes with a pocket clip, which I have removed as I like it to sit in my pants pocket, and not my shirt. If you keep it on a bench/table you may want to keep the clip in place to prevent it rolling.
Spoil yourself (or a friend) and buy one of these.
Posted by Dan DeArmond on 29th Sep 2016
This X5 is well finished, easy to use and all around a really great little light. The threads are well machined, nicely lubed, and smooth. One additional nice touch is that the driver and even the switch assembly are held in with a brass lock ring. That is a nice touch of quality. I was surprised that it came with an extra tail cap and lanyard.
VERY NICE LIGHT!!!!
Posted by Matt on 29th Sep 2016
This little guy is hands down the brightest single LED 14500 light out there. It has a driver with a somewhat complex UI, but once you figure it out it works so well. You can go forwards or backwards in the modes, so no more blinding light in the middle of the night.
The finish on mine was perfect. No problems with the driver or switch retaining rings, connections are perfect. The lighted tailcap is a bonus, if you have never used one... that alone is very handy.
The light has a very intense hot spot for such a small unit. This is due to the XP-L HI and a very deep reflector for such a small light.
If you are looking for a WOW light that is very useful as an EDC, this is it. I own the original and I own this new production unit and would not give them up.
All prices are in USD.