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Klarus Mi1C

Today I have another flashlight for you. Lately I have picked up several lights so I am trying to space them out so that it isn't just one big flood. That being said I did need to put out another light post today like I said so here we go.

Product Description:

Brand: Klarus

Length: 54.5 mm ( 2.15" )

Head Diameter: 19.8 mm (0.78")

Body Diameter: 20.5 mm ( 0.81")

Weight: 27g ( 0.95 oz) w/o battery

Material: Aluminum

Waterproof: IPX8

Impact Resistance:

Modes: 6, Moonlight (1 Lm/ 6 Days), Low (10 Lm/ 32 hrs), Medium (45 Lm/ 5 hrs 37 min), High (600 Lm/ 1 hr 12 min), Strobe (600 Lm/ 2 hrs 24 min), SOS (45 Lm/ 15 hrs 40 min) (specs with included 16340)

Control: Side Switch

Light Source: CREE XP-L HI V3

Reflector: Orange Peel Reflector

Power Source: CR123A/16340

Pocket Clip: Yes, Lens Up

Additional Features: Magnetic Tail Cap

Price: ~$40


Opinion:

Pros:

I have really enjoyed how small and compact the Mi1C light. It makes a great light for when you want to minimize your carry and still pack a punch. I definitely like that it comes with a rechargeable battery but is also compatible with your standard CR123A battery. It provides a great amount of light and you have the option of switching between the batteries. If you want a slightly higher Lumen output at high then the 16340 is your route. the CR123A will give you better runtimes with a lower output. You also have a very well defined circle of light so you don't have to worry about to much wash. Another super simple thing that I really like is that the pocket clip can rotate easily and helps me keep the button somewhat protected.


Cons:

There are a couple of things that I wish were different mostly the fact that you have to remove the battery to recharge it. I will gladly take this situation over not having a rechargeable battery at all. It is just one of those things that would be a nice upgrade. Next, the reflector could definitely be a bit more smooth as it has a few rings of differing light intensity. Lastly, I wish that the button had to be held to turn on the light as it has occasionally turned on in the light and to turn it off you have to hold it anyways.


Conclusion:

Ultimately, this is a pretty solid light. I prefer carrying it when I am minimizing my carry so that I can lighten up a little bit. As I said earlier it still packs enough light so that you are not sacrificing to much.