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.
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:
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