The new X50 handheld searchlight by Acebeam is now available.
This light is available in two tints – 6500K (cool white) and 5000K (neutral white). You’ll get slightly higher output (and probably very slightly less heat) with the cool white option. On the other hand, users usually report that the neutral white lights cut through the atmosphere slightly better, so the 5000K could be the better choice.
Acebeam fit eight (8) Cree XHP70.2 emitters into this can-style flashlight. This is remarkable – other bigger lights with similar specs like the Imalent DX80 utilize bigger battery packs, and a bigger head. Acebeam pushes out DX80 numbers with a much smaller light! (And again, it’s available in neutral white.)
Along with all those great output-related specifications, Acebeam slipped a USB-C port into the tail end of the X50. This charge port allows complete charging in under 2 hours, and can also be used as a powerbank!
One other aspect about the X50 that the photo above showcases is the handle! Yes, the Acebeam X50 searchlight smartly uses a handle that screws into a tripod mounting hole on the side opposite the e-switch. This should keep the high heat produced at 40,000 lumens nicely separated from your hand.
Speaking of the e-switch: not only is there a nice metal-covered e-switch, but there’s also a mechanical lockout switch, too. This will prevent accidental activation.
The Acebeam X50 clocks in at $369, and while it looks to be currently out of stock at Acebeam’s website, it’ll be available there soon.