Eagle Eye X5R is a 1000 lumens tactical flashlight from Eagle Eye. It’s not the latest product from Eagle Eye but must be one of the most popluar tactical flashlights of Eagle Eye. What makes it so popular? Below, let’s take a look at its features and specs.

Quick Take:

  • Pros:
    • Built quality
    • Affordable
    • USB rechargeable
    • Beam profile is good
    • Side switch / momentary-on
    Cons:
    • Without clip, the flashlight will roll
    • No battery and USB charging cable included in package
    • No holster
  • 86%
    86%
    Excellent

    Utilizing CREE XP-L HI LED (or XM-L2 U2 LED), the Eagle Eye X5R tactical flashlight delivers a maximum output of up to 1000 lumens. With Micro USB charging port supported 2A quick charge, and dual switch UI, it is an ideal choice for household and outdoor use.

    • Design
      8.5
    • Price
      8.7
    • Quality
      8.8
    • Usability
      8.6
    • Brightness
      8.6

Unboxing

The package arrived is a pure black hard box with a silver Eagle Eye logo on it. Inside the box is a foam with cut-outs where the X5R flashlight and accessories are located. Accessories include a Tail Cap, two O-ring, and a Lanyard.
Eagle Eye X5R unboxing

Design

The Eagle Eye X5R is a slim tube light made of aluminium alloy with premium black matte finish. With Anti Scratching Type III Hard Anodization technology, it’s durable to use and sturdy in hand. The lens is AR coated, and the reflector is orange peel. There is a well made stainless steel crenelated bezel design on the head. The cooling fins and knurling are also well made, though it’s a budget flashlight. It’s equipped with a strong belt clip. But if you try to remove the clip, the light will roll. The Eagle Eye X5R can stand like a candle. The tail cap is a clicky switch for light turn on / off. Besides, it features a side clicky switch for mode control. The X5R flashlight also features a micro USB port which allows to recharge the light with USB cable. The USB port is covered by a ‘USB’ rubber cover that prevents dust and water. The Eagle Eye X5R meets IPX-8 waterproof standard. View more details of the X5R below:
Eagle Eye X5R

Operation

The Eagle Eye X5R has five modes: Turbo, High, Middle, Low, and Strobe. The operation is simple. Click the tail switch to turn the light on, and a press of the side switch to access the next mode. Half pressing the tail switch while off gives you momentary on.

Performance

The Eagle Eye X5R has two versions of LED emitter – CREE XP-L HI LED or XM-L2 U2 LED. The one we reviewed here is with the Cree XP-L HI. In addition, it’s available for three light colors: 1A 6000-6500K (white), 3A 5200-5600K (neutral white) and 3C 5000-5500K (neutral white). Our sample is the 3A 5200-5600K (neutral white). The light provides good throw beam with a great well lit spill. Thanks to the textured reflector, the beam is smoothly blended, without weird circles or corona forms.
Eagle Eye X5R
According to the manufacturer’s data, the X5R has a maximum output of 1000 lumens. When in the low mode, it can last up to 140 hours. To prevent over-heat, the Turbo automatically drops to High after 3min continuous use.

The Eagle Eye X5R is powered by a 18650 battery or two CR123A batteries. But the battery is not included in the package. Charge is simple. You can use USB cable (2A quick charge) to charge directly or charge the battery with an independent battery charger. Charging indicator is available. Red is charging and blue means the charge is done. When the battery voltage drops low, red light will flash to inform users.

Eagle Eye X5R Specs

ItemSpecs
EmittersCree XP-L HI
ReflectorAluminum Smooth Reflector
LensToughened Ultra-clear Double Glass Lens with Anti-reflective Coating
Lumens Range500-1000 Lumens
Luminous Flux1000 Lumens
Color Temperature3C 5000-5500K, 3A 5200-5600K (sample), 1A 6000-6500K
Available Light colorNeutral White, White light
SwitchSide Switch, Tail Switch
Light ModesTurbo, High, Low, Mid, Strobe
Battery1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123A batteries (not included)
USB RechargeableYes
Working Voltage3.7V
Beam Distance150-200m
RuntimeMax.: 140h
Body MaterialAluminium Alloy
Flashlight Processing TechnologyAerospace Grade Aluminum Body with Anti Scratching Type III Hard Anodization
Product weight0.0930 kg
Product size (L x W x H)13.70 x 2.50 x 2.50 cm / 5.39 x 0.98 x 0.98 inches
Waterproof StandardIPX-8 Standard Waterproof

Conclusion

Utilizing CREE XP-L HI LED (or XM-L2 U2 LED), the Eagle Eye X5R tactical flashlight delivers a maximum output of up to 1000 lumens. With Micro USB charging port supported 2A quick charge, and dual switch UI, it is an ideal choice for household and outdoor use.

86%
86%
Excellent

Utilizing CREE XP-L HI LED (or XM-L2 U2 LED), the Eagle Eye X5R tactical flashlight delivers a maximum output of up to 1000 lumens. With Micro USB charging port supported 2A quick charge, and dual switch UI, it is an ideal choice for household and outdoor use.

  • Design
    8.5
  • Price
    8.7
  • Quality
    8.8
  • Usability
    8.6
  • Brightness
    8.6
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