When searching for a light, I look for versatility. If it has the option of being a regular flashlight and a weapon-mounted light, I’m in. That’s where the ACEBEAM Defender P15 shines. I know, it’s punny.
The P15 can be used as an EDC (every day carry) flashlight, or you can mount it to your favorite firearm with a variety of options that come along with it (more on that later).
First, I’m a sucker for nice packaging, and they’ve done a fantastic job with that. I love the concept of having everything neatly organized in a small box, where everything has it’s place. Given that this is an item with multiple extensions and accessories, I like that it can all be stored easily.
Below is the deluxe package that we got, but here’s the standard setup that comes with the light:
In addition to everything above, we also got the Pic Rail, Quick-Function-Switch, and Tactical Ring, all of which can be added when you order at a reasonable price. The full package is seen below:
This gives a tremendous amount of options to mount this light, and really the sky is the limit. Whatever you’re looking to do outside of an EDC setup, there’s an option available.
Ultra-Low: 2 Lumens; 35 days
Low: 45 lumens; 400cd; 40 meters; 37 hours
Mid: 200 lumens; 3,600cd; 120 meters; 8.5 hours
High: 600 lumens; 10,000cd; 200 meters; 2 hours 45 minutes
Turbo: 1,700 lumens; 27,225cd; 330 meters; 1 hour 45 minutes
Strobe: 1,200 lumens;
Max. output 1,700 lumens
Max. beam distance: 330 meters (1,082feet)
Max. runtime: 840hours (35days)
Peak beam intensity: 27,225cd
Size: 130.7mm (Length) x 25.4mm (Head Diameter) x 23mm (Tube Diameter)
Flashlight’s Weight: 98.8g(3.48oz.) w/o battery; 151.5g(5.34oz.) w/battery
The connection seen above is where you secure the cable for charging, as well as the switch for operation when mounted on a rifle. The quick function switch also would live in this area if that’s what you’re into, which gives you an immediate strobe light.
The button on the light is very responsive, doing exactly what you’re wanting it to do. There are a variety of settings to choose from when using the light, and through trial and error without reading the included materials, I was able to figure it out very quickly.
If you’re looking for a versatile and crazy-bright light that you can use for pretty much anything, you shouldn’t have to look any further than the ACEBEAM Defender P15. This is absolutely a new part of my routine, and I’m just having a hard time deciding which rifle I’m going to mount it to. It’ll also be part of my EDC at the same time, because I’m getting another one.