Outdoor sports equipment FLASHLIGHT MOD20
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Everyday Carry

MOD 20

Reliable Adventure Companion
1100 lumens output and high 90CRI offer ideal illumination;
Ultra-compact size and side switch design for comfortable use;
Dual directions clip and lanyard hole to easy carry with.
Description DETAIL VIDEO Review
  • Max 1100LM Output with CREE XP-L2 HD LED.
  • High CRI 90+ to make things look pretty virtually.
  • Powered by 1*18650 OR 2*CR123A
  • Bidirectional removable pocket clip for more applications.
  • Tactical switch for momentary ON/OFF.
  • Power indication when turns on.
  • High-strength aerospace aluminum body, Mil-Spec hard anodized.
  • Metal filmed reflector to create higher beam intensity.
  • Vacuum coated and impact resistant glass for higher light transmittance
  • Waterproof: IPX-8.
 
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Very grateful to Magicshine on receiving a review unit of MOD20 handheld flashlight. This is a High CRI model with manufacturer's quoted ~1100 lumens of output. Magicshine also kind enough to include a charging-discharging kit: MAS-C1 in the package for testing.
First off, let's take an overview of the specifications:


It comes in a retail display box:




and upon pulling out the inner package:

everything is neatly secured in its own allocated space.

the MOD20 flashlight is further secure by a small piece of card to prevent the lights from falling in case if we pull the package up-side down:


to remove the MOD20 flashlight, just slide the card out:


contents of the MOD20 package:

MOD20 flashlight, user manual, spare o-ring and a wrist-yard. no battery included.

Magicshine generously included a set of optional MAS-C1 kit in the package for testing, a charging and discharging module for MOD/MTL series of flashlight

the input/output port is of Type C USB, they included a USB-A to USB-C charging cable and an option USB-C to USB-C discharging cable. If you need to use MOD20/MAS-C1 to charge your device, you need to select the correct discharging cable. In my testing, I order another USB-C to Micro-USB cable to test.


the different sides of the MOD20 flashlight:


MOD20 together with the included holster:


The side switch of MOD20:

actually, instead of calling it side switch, it is more properly to name it mode-switch as we can't use it to turn-ON the MOD20. The on/off is solely at the tail-switch alone.
it also functions as battery indicator signal:

it flashes Red when battery is low.

there are 3 different color status at the "side-switch" when we turn-ON the MOD20:
Green == ≥75%
Flashes Green == 50% - 74%
Red == 49% - 25%
Flashes Red == ≤24%

during my runtime testing, the Low battery status not only causes the side-button LED to start flashing Red, the LED also "dancing" in flashes too:


LED used in MOD20 is CREE XP-L2 Neutral White 90-CRI

the tint on this XP-L2 90-CRI is leaning towards greenish when compare to Magicshine MOH15 headlamp that uses CREE XP-G3 90-CRI.

I wish Magicshine would have a stainless steel bezel ring to strenghten the MOD20 flashlight from drop:


quite a beefy fins design:


these pattern at the tailcap ease the loosening and tightening of the tailcap:


bi-directional (2-way) pocket clip:

no deep pocket-carry here. the pocket clip is less firm than those from Fenix PD-series but similar to those from Olight S-series.

due to the protruding tail-boot, no tail-standing for MOD20:

Review

Matt Gill
Dec 22, 2019
Other than the MOD 20 arriving with a shattered clip it was a good performer. Turbo lasts forever before stepping down. Here is my full review on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luG5uLHbC8A&t
Nathan
Oct 18, 2019
Do you send out items for review?