The Trustfire XML is a known brand of flashlight and this C8 T6 5 model provides a high-output of 1,000 lumen beam using LED technology. If you’re looking for a tactical mount, you can buy a rubber mount as an extra.
TrustFire XML C8-T6 5-Mode CREE
Trust Fire is generally good but gets mixed user reviews with the number of people happy with the product about equal to the number of buyers who feel they should have bought something else. The main issue is expectations being different than what the flashlight can provide. As an illumination device, it works great but if you’re trying to modify it to work as an accessory for your bike or an attachment to recreational equipment, you may experience problems.
This TrustFire can work with the regular AA, AAA, or the 3.7 18650 rechargeable lithium batteries. However, with the rechargeable batteries you will have to do a little conversion using calipers (there are DIY instructions online).
The flashlight is bright using LED technology to power 1000 lumens. The beam has a reach that is easily more than 50 yards on high mode. At 250 yards, the light beam is struggling and has a washed-out appearance. If kept at high mode, the batteries will last just two hours, maybe less depending on your power source. It is definitely not a hunting flashlight or night sport flashlight. But it works very well even when you swing the flashlight side to side or up to down. There is none of that rattling or wavering of the beam. Moreover, the flashlight though claiming to be waterproof is more water resistant. It has O-ring seals but the assembly of the lens is not water tight. Furthermore, it has 5 modes: High, Medium, Low, and the blinking combinations.
One good feature is the mount: You can buy a rubber mount separate for a less expense. The flashlight can then be mounted on a bike or other items as long as it is within 1-inch diameter. You may need to add a little rubber to tighten the grip so it doesn’t slip. Some buyers have resorted to using two mounts for a solid fit.
The design of this affordable flashlight is good. The power switch is found at the base and has a protective rubber cap. It can take some rough handling. Its size is small enough to fit in your jean pocket and the grip is sturdy. However, there have been complaints of DOA or flashlights that don’t work at all upon receipt, dust in the inner lens, and the long wait for the shipment to arrive.
Overall, a good buy as long you pick your vendor carefully and do not expect more than what the flashlight can deliver.
The Trustfire C8T6 5 Mode Flashlight is something you should consider buying if you are in need of a bright flashlight. The price is affordable, the product performs well, and it can be customized and mounted with a little tweaking. This flashlight has been given a 3.8/5 star rating but would have been higher if some of the buyers didn’t have such high expectations.
Top 5 Main Features
- Has multifunction mode: High, Moderate, Low, and 2 kinds of blinking functions
- Handy and compact with a good grip and a sturdy power button
- Very bright light at 1000 lumens
- Has a rubber mounting but must be bought separately
- Cheap for the kind of illumination you get
- Size: 6.3 (length) x 0.9 x 1.7 inches
- Weight: 6.9 ounces
- Battery Type: AA, AAA, and with customization, rechargeable batteries
- Power/Lumens: 1000 lumens
- Body Material: Aluminum
- Mount: Rubber and can also be used on flashlights with 23 to 25 mm diameter, and a 360 degree swivel head pedestal. Mount is sold separately for $2.89 and is easy to install.