Armytek Viking X review
There are some that are saying these are in fact made in China not Canada all though my box says Canada. They are either way extremely high quality and can hold their own as some of the best lights money can buy.
LED: Cree XML U2, 750 LED lumens
Primary batteries: CR123 - 2 pcs
Rechargeable batteries: RCR123 Li-Ion - 2 pcs, 18650 Li-Ion - 1 pc
Sizes: length 6.1"/155 mm, head diameter 1.45"/37 mm, body diameter 1"/25.4mm
The set includes:
ArmyTek Viking X G109.11 flashlight -- 1 pc
Holster -- 1 pc
Lanyard -- 1 pc
Silicone O-rings -- 2 pcs
Rubber button -- 1 pc
For all various types of stabilization using Panasonic 18650 Li-Ion NCR2900mAh (down to 10% of maximum brightness):
Using CR123A batteries:
For high-quality batteries of other manufacturers the time can differ by up to 30% due to different expiry dates, capacity of various exemplars and their initial voltage. For CR123A batteries at full stabilization operating at 500lm (1.5A) when voltage supply falls below 2.3V a step reduction of the current by 25% is turned on.
The reflector of the ArmyTek Viking X G109.11 flashlight has been modeled and calculated in computer software for the design of optical systems that enabled to produce a flawless light beam for a distance more than 150 meters.
Ultra-transparent and tempered glass was used with anti-reflective and lens coating, normally used in photo equipment only.
The transparency of the glass is 98-99%.
The angle of the light spot is 10 degrees (depending on the modification).
The angle of the light spill is 36 degrees.
At the distance of 300 feet (92 meters), the diameter of the light spot is 16 meters.
The flashlight has been designed on the basis of the new-generation electronic driver with STEP runtime technology.
Advanced electronic protection from incorrect battery installation, without reducing the efficiency of the driver
Smooth light output. Important notice: no irritating flicker effects.
Ecological algorithm of the stabilization control, which decreases the system power consumption, making the flashlight very effective.
Removable clip, functional and easy to use.
The ability to use batteries with a flat contact.
Grip for firm holding.
Protection from switching on accidentally (special turn of the tailcap).
Strong and easily removable lanyard to avoid losing the flashlight.
The flashlight has a strong, difficult to break body, which is developed for a minimum weight with sufficient durability. The design of the body includes element design specifically to prevent the flashlight from rolling.
The flashlight is designed with the impact-resistant bezels from both sides in order to protect it from falling and allow utilization during combat situations. In the Gold and Black version the steel bezels are also covered by titanium coating with a hardness of 2000-3000HV.
To ensure functionality in difficult conditions, the electronic driver of the flashlight is placed in a special aluminum capsule and has been completely covered with durable compound. This actually protects it from both the environment and from mechanical damage.
Body. cover: matte, anodized. Hardness: 350-400HV. Resistant to scratches and impacts.
Body material: aviation-grade aluminum T6061-T6.
Water resistance standard: IPX-8 (the highest)
The following technical solutions were implemented to improve water resistance of the flashlight:
Two silicone O-rings are installed at each side of the battery tube of the flashlight.
Metric profile thread has been used.
An O-ring has been used to increase glass sealing, and well as an extra L-ring of a specific shape.
All threads, rubber parts and other parts of the flashlight that experience friction or contact with water are lubricated with a special dense grease NyoGel 760G.