I received the Zanflare F1 from GearBest.com for the review.
The Zenflare F1 is the first flashlight produced from GearBest. They make a CW (6000-6500K) and a NW version (4500-5000K). I got the CW one.
On the tailcap there is a small pointy thing that can be used to break glasses.
The switch is a reverse clicky, and it is covered by rigid plastic.
The milling on the tailcap provides a lot of grip when twisting or untwisting it.
A lanyard hole is present.
The reverse mechanical switch at the tailcap turns on and off the light.
The electronic switch at the head allows to change levels: each click will cycle levels (moonlight, low, medium, high, moonlight, low), give you access to turbo (double click).
To access strobe, keep pressed the switch. When strobe is active, a single click will activate SOS.
The strobe alternates slower patterns to faster patterns.
The light has memory for the constant output levels, apart from turbo.
To charge the battery you have to unscrew the bezel that protects the micro USB port, connect the micro USB cable and turn the light on with the mechanical switch. When the light is charging the LED is red, when the charge is complete the LED is green.
As the battery gets closer to be empty, you get both less lumens (still with regulated pattern) and flashes.
At the end of the tests, the 18650 were always above the minimum recommended voltage.
For testing the low mode level I had to stop and re-start several times the test, this may contribute to the bumps you see in the plot.
The light is well built and finished. I like the glass breaker. It is discrete and its presence doesn’t affect the light in any bad way. The battery charging port is as protected as it can be, with a metal bezel and two o-rings.
The levels are well spaced on the high output side, I’d like to see an additional level between moonlight (less than a lumen) and low (50 lumens!), something in the 5-15 range lumens.
The regulation is fine.
There is a shortcut to turbo and strobe, but I’d like to see a shortcut for a low mode (either moonlight or low).
The pouch works fine if you want to keep the light in a bag or in a drawer, but it is not as practical as a traditional belt/MOLLE pouch.
A nice light for their first product.
Thanks to: AntoLed for lending me the camera and the luxmeter.