Microfire Excalibur H20 With Light Recycling Technology

this is the micro fire Excalibur h20 it
is a fully focusable 1 million CD flashlight that gives it a range equal
to the BLF GT at about half the size welcome back thank you to micro fire for
sending me this light to review much appreciated
this Excalibur it’s an LED that 1 million Candela range comes from that
little itty-bitty tiny dot inside the head I like to build quality on this
this light is made to use very easy to find switch on the neck I like neck switch if I can find it and this is a good one the finish is good it is a
zoomy the head comes in and out and it’s pretty solid very very little movement
in that the seals on it are so good watch this it’s got a little bit there the h20
comes with its own hard case it does have an integrated battery pack and a
tail plug charger 75 watt hour battery pack it feels really good and solid too
let’s have a look at our beam quality I had a wide angle we’ve got just about
perfect very vanilla color I mean just really you can see in the very center
there’s a couple of little tiny little itty-bitty dots imperfections but that’s
about it even edge to edge and then as we zoom in around the outside edges we
get kind of a yellowy gold we’re still real real nice in the center good color fiery orange on the outside not a great
blend and then when we go all the way out we turn like blue just kind of zoom
he’s always sort of have a little bit of that effect but this one’s kind of kind
of purple I’m okay with it though it still looks nice too sharp spot
let’s talk performance I looked in the instructions and on the website and
everywhere and I couldn’t find anything where they had a lumen claim at all they
had the Candela but nothing about lumens I went ahead and tested the light and I
got 297 lumens now that might seem kinda low for a light this size and the reason
for that is because it is it’s not massive but I mean it the output is
usable and I really don’t think they were going for high output the the
upside is this is fully sustainable there is no turbo timer or any
temperature thing that I was able to find you can turn this thing on
and like just run it and come back whenever I turned it on and left it and
came back in a while and by like a while I mean and when I did pick it back up it was
still at 275 lumens in the instructions micro fire stated that you could get six
and a half hours of runtime on that highest mode with this I also tested the
range the Candela their factory claim is a million and I got 1 million two
hundred thousand from mine now the reason that they’re able to pull that
off in a light with a head this small is two things even though this LED is not
super super bright it has very high surface brightness it is a little guy I
mean little little and I don’t even know what it is they wouldn’t tell me I asked
and they said that’s we’re not gonna tell you and I’ve seen the LED one other
time in another light in another prototype that we’ll talk about some
other day that a company sent me and I asked them to and they weren’t coming
off of it either they were dislike I don’t remember what they said but they
wouldn’t tell me maybe you guys recognize this emitter because I don’t
also in addition to this emitter that I have never seen they’re doing something
else I’ve never seen in a full-blown production light maybe some of you
recognize this for those of you that don’t if I’m not mistaken that is a wavien
rlt collar or or maybe a clone that they made themselves either way it looks
to me like that they’re using the light recycling technology if you’re not aware
of how the light recycling technology works it’s basically this the light from
the LED is fired outward in kind of a wide pattern and the collar is like a
reflector that’s flipped upside down the light bounces off of the inside of that
metallic surface and it’s redirected back toward the LED die and then all of
the light that would have been scattered outward bounces straight out the front
of the light and it doesn’t add to the lumen factor but it concentrates the
light much more effectively the one and only downside to this whole setup that I
see is that we even on the widest focus we do get a pretty large beam and it’s
nice but it’s not really that wide compared to my other zoomies that are a
mile wide something else I noticed about this light is when you zoom out to where
you’ve got the tight focus you really don’t lose that much output with
traditional zoom means there’s usually a massive drop here’s our beam profile with no lens and
no collar here it is with only the collar and here it is with the collar
and the lens I noticed just now – the lenses plastic either polycarbonate or
something similar it’s real lightweight tonight we’ll begin with acebeam w30
that is our white laser flashlight now let’s see microfire h20 side-by-side will keep micro fire on the
left here these beams on the right you know I can I can tell a little
difference in hot spot size ace beams still got a little a little tighter spot and for our water bounce test Microfire on the left acebeam on the
right okay something I forgot with the micro
fire the all the way zoomed out position gives us kind of that round shape but
backing it off a little bit gives us the tightest spot it’s sort of hard to see
there but it’s actually square just like our cheaper zoom II and it does make the
spot smaller here’s this is a microfiber and then acebeam w30 on the right now so really this has got just a tiny bit
smaller spot now it is possible to get a perfect image of the dye when we back it
off a little hit the camera bleeds it out quite a bit but there’s all the way
out and if we back off we get our square we’ll go up close you can see what we’re
really looking at here okay on the camera here that square there is
actually not the dye it’s the material around the outside of the dye it’s a
perfectly crisp image if we turn down our shutter speed or ISO enough there we
go now you can see what we’re what it really looks like those kind of darkest
spots around the edges they’re like where the writing on the outside of the
LED platform is so it does make a perfectly crisp image it’s compared to
our run-of-the-mill zoomy quite a bit wider with this or in tents here for sure I just kind of
blocks out the sheds really this was not if you’d like to get your own microfire
Excalibur h20 there’s a link for purchase in the description along with a
coupon code to save you some money as always guys super thanks for watching
and good lux

46 thoughts on “Microfire Excalibur H20 With Light Recycling Technology

  1. This LED is ''osram kw cslnm1.tg" it gives 960 lumens @5A with low forward voltage of about 3.4v…very impressive LED after black flat… ??

  2. You might not want to hear this but the powers that be can sent signals through LED lights, and we aren't sure what kind of signals, could they be bad, hmmmmm

  3. Please make a review of the HAIKELITE HT35 it's a real monster zoomi light. It throw about 1 kilometer, it has 2000 lumens!!! It by far better than this and is really cheap!

  4. Hey Matt I thought I was in another Galaxy far far away looking at 2 sun's…u do the best comparisons bro…?

  5. Do U know of a light thats good for videography? (adjustable beam angle, not just a thrower, daylight balanced, non flicker, holds a continuous 8000 lumen for at least an hour) looking for alternatives to the Stella Pro 8000 cuz its $1200…yuk.

  6. Definitely more usable than a w30 but 380usd shipped. Hmmm, to rich for my blood.

  7. For that price I've got a unique fire 1504 with xpl v3, and fet driver that does real nice

  8. OFW aka: Olson Osram Flat White. it's the updated version of the olson flat black 1mm sq. emitting surface. They also have a 2mm version. Both leds are badass.

    Micro fire should be able to push this led to 5amp and 600lm easily and safely !!!!

  9. You should make a video about putting a flat white in a c8+. You can order them with gasket from that emisar dude. I am extremly impressed with the beam and throw.

  10. why even buy this flashlight? micropenis lumens on a flashlight so large it's a pain in the ass to lug around. There's tiny 18650 lights that do 2000 lumens. Red flag company not telling you what emitter it is. Artifacts around the hot spot.

  11. I liked the drawing because it was simple and direct. It got the job done because now I understand how the technology works!

  12. Another nice review, Matt. I too have been pleased with the quality of Microfire.

  13. This is the closest we've come to a true "premium" zooming flashlight. And yet, it falls short in too many categories. Built-in battery pack with a weak emitter? I would love to see BLF tackle the zoomie. There is a significant gap in the market here.

  14. The color aberration tells you where in the focal length your lens is. The yellow/orange/red/brown is one side of perfect focus and the blue/green/yellow is the other side.

    This is frequently used in stage lighting with either lekos or source fours and is a function of the length of the barrel which determines focus and wether the edge is soft or hard.

  15. For me, the RLT collar is what makes this light so special. I wish more manufacturers start using the RLT collar in their throwers. Thanks for the excellent review!

  16. if only this microfiber was more of the size of the legendary jaxman z1 tho … a little more pocket friendly but oh well

  17. When you going to test other led head light bulbs?……
    thinking this was more of a lightning channel and more than just flashlights…

  18. Besides the cool factor what is the point of having such a narrow concentrated beam? Does it serve any practical purposes?

  19. Question…… does the reflective aspect of this flashlight…. work that away in vehicle headlight. Reflective vs projection difference???

  20. If a flashlight that is currently selling for $399 has imperfections in the beam, it's overpriced.

  21. 6:08 quite the contrary, the collar adds to virtual Lumens that fall on the huge lens, but it spoils a little the concentration of the spot, that mirror is not that perfect so much of the light goes back on the white surface around the silicon chip of the LED increasing the spot size (i am talking only about the perfect focused beam for throw) very easy to check the CD at far ,also the spot and the corona with and without the collar

  22. Cool tech. Thanks Matt for continuing to inform and educate. I have found no other reviewer that takes the time that you do to inform your subscribers. You are really appreciated.

  23. Would have been nice to see the H20 focused into a square spot at long range against the W30, looks like it might even out throw the W30 focused that way. I have the W30 and can say that it is very usable at long range, in fact much more so than any of my big reflector throwers like the MF04 because there is no blinding spill bouncing back off the foreground to shrink your pupils, all you see is what you point it at. True it's no good for spotting moving stuff, but if you want to light up something you know is out there and see it clearly without the beam haze and freaking out the neighbors, its EXACTLY what you need. I don't see any advantages of the bulky overpriced H20, it's zoomed out (flood) performance is so lousy you'd never even use it that way. My only zoomie is a Coast HP1, a tiny pocket EDC, that lights up a whole room evenly with CRI to die for and zooms out to at least 100 yards, takes a single AA or Li 14500, I think it cost about $5. Now that's bang for buck!

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