Have you been looking for a decent flashlight to keep around the house? Are you in need of something that gets the job done without you having to spend a fortune? If you need a decent light to keep around the house for a super affordable price, you need to check out the YIFENG XML T6.
Before You Buy
Before you run out and purchase any kind of flashlight you need to look at what you are getting. With how many different choices there are, you really can’t just grab one off the shelf and hope it works. When choosing a flashlight one of the main factors people consider is price, but that should never be the deciding factor. In all honesty, when it comes to flashlights you really do get what you pay for. The cheaper lights often have a hard time holding up under the same conditions as your more expensive lights. The reason for this is the quality of the build. Cheaper lights often use cheaper materials to offer that lower price. Price is something that you need to consider, but it shouldn’t be the main factor.
The YIFENG XML T6 is a bright and reliable tactical flashlight that can be used for a variety of different activities from walking the dog to taking the kids trick or treating in a poorly lit neighborhood. The YIFENG tactical light measures just a little over 5 inches long and weighs just a little over 10 ounces without batteries.
The YIFENG XML T6 is sturdy and durable as it is made from high-quality 6061T aluminum alloy. This aluminum alloy is tough enough to withstand daily use of the light for a long time. The Ultra Bright LED offers an amazing light spread and can emit a maximum of 1000 lumens with an adjustable focus. The adjustable focus allows for spotlight and floodlight without the users having to swap out their lights. The YIFENG XML T6 offers 3 brightness levels: High, Medium, and Low along with SOS and Strobe for tactical purposes.
- Adjustable focus
- Spotlight and floodlight
- No batteries included
- Batteries drain quickly
- Dimensions: 5.31 inches long with a 1.3-inch diameter
- Weight: 10.2 oz w/out batteries
- Highest Setting: 1000 lumens
YIFENG XML T6 Features & Benefits
One of the greatest things about this average light is how easy it is to use. Using the light is done via a soft-touch button located on the tail end of the light. Fully pressing the button will turn the light on or off. Lightly pressing the button, so about halfway down, will allow you to swap between the different brightness modes. Strobe and SOS modes are also accessed through the soft-touch button.
Even with different brightness levels sometimes you just need the ability to adjust the focus of the light. Being able to adjust the focus allows the light to be used in a variety of situations rather than just for up close or distance. When you opt to zoom in you are offered an intense spotlight that is ideal for long range sight. The beam can reach up to 600 feet. Zooming out provides users with a floodlight style light that works best for large areas that need to be illuminated.
Front Strike Bezel
To be a true tactical light the YIFENG XML T6 was designed to be used in emergency situations. The makers of the light included both SOS and Strobe mode for a variety of emergencies. The makers of the light also included a front strike bezel that can be used as an emergency self-defense device. The front strike bezel and aluminum body of the light are durable enough that it can withstand a variety of impacts without suffering irreparable damage.
I have spent several hours reading through the reviews of the YIFENG XML T6. What I have found about this OEM private label light is that it is a decent light, but it is not the greatest light. The YIFENG XML T6 offers some really amazing features, such as the adjustable focus, front strike bezel, and an easy to use interface, but sometimes those features just aren’t enough to make the light great. Aside from the most talked about features the best thing about this light is it is a decent light for the price you are paying.
One of the biggest downfalls to this light when reading the reviews is the batteries. The light can use either a single 18650 or 3 AAA, but the light doesn’t include either battery with your purchase. The 18650 battery provides brighter lumens than the 3 AAA batteries. The other downfall to the batteries is neither power source lasts very long inside the light; both styles of batteries drain quickly so you only have the highest lumens for a short amount of time. Another issue with the light is no overheating protection. This means when using the light on the highest setting it can grow hot to the touch very quickly. The light claims to have an IPX-6 rating, but that is not a factor I would want to test as the light uses ordinary rubber seals rather than silicone.
The Bell+Howell Taclight is an excellent alternative to the YIFENG XML T6. The high-powered bulbs in the Bell+Howell light are 40 times brighter than regular flashlight bulbs and offer a 2 nautical mile visibility. The Bell+Howell offers 3 brightness levels, as well as a Strobe and SOS mode. The Bell+Howell is made from aircraft grade aluminum that can withstand extreme temperatures. The light measures 5.4 inches long and features a magnetic base that allows the light to securely attach to any steel or metal surface.
The Limitact G700 offers consumers far more than the YIFENG XML T6. Ade from aircraft grade aluminum the Limitact G700 offers superior durability and is considered to be impact resistant. The military grade light can be used in the harshest climates and all types of environments. The front strike bezel is powerful enough to immobilize a potential attacker during a struggle. The Limitact G700 offers 3 brightness modes, plus Strobe and SOS mode. An adjustable focus allows you to illuminate the things that need to be illuminated rather than an entire area. The light comes with a 4200 mAh 3.7V Li-Ion rechargeable battery with a long battery life.
If you are looking for something similar, but a few steps up from the YIFENG the Atomic Beam is something you should consider. With 5,000 LUX shining out of the bulb the light is 40 times brighter than ordinary flashlights. The CREE LED bulbs offer an adjustable focus for both floodlight and spotlight capabilities. The light is not waterproof but is weather resistant so can be used outside in mild weather. Powered by 3 AAA or a single 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery the atomic Beam offers 3 brightness modes, plus Strobe and SOS.
OEM Private Label Flashlight Review (YIFENG XML T6) Final Thoughts
In all honesty, the YIFENG XML T6 is not the best light on the market nor is it the brightest light around. We have reviewed several lights that are far more superior, but what we have noticed about this one is it is a decent light for the price you pay. The YIFENG XML T6 might not be the tactical light you dream of, but it will work when you need it. Please take a look at our flashlight reviews or our flashlight buyers guides for all your flashlight needs.