My Favorite Side-switch Flashlight? Armytek Prime C2 Pro Max

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I review the Armytek Prime C2 Pro Max, one of my favourite side-switch flashlights! This is a surprisingly good thrower that also produces a ton of flood.

Armytek provided a sample of this flashlight for review. I was not paid to make this video, nor have I held back on any negative opinions.

Armytek Prime C2 Pro Max – My new favourite side switch light!

General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• As you guys know, Armytek is one of my favorite flashlight brands due to its attention to detail and quality. I’ve reviewed mainly tactical lights from them, but today I have something different, it’s Prime C2 Pro Max. That is a ton of words to digest. It’s their flagship side-switch flashlight that puts out 4000 lumens. I have the warm version that produces 3720 lumens.
• So let’s take a look at what you get in the box: holster, lanyard, 21700 battery, magnetic charging cable, spare o-rings, and 18650 adapter. 10-year warranty. IP68 – 10m submersion for 5 hours, 10m falls – significantly higher specs than other competitors.
• Comparison with other lights: Nextorch P84, Wuben C2, Nitecore P23i, Convoy lights

Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel and reflector
• Compact and light design (200 grams with the battery), especially for a 4000-lumen light. The bezel is larger than the rest of the body. Some cutouts on the head to help dissipate heat. No knurling on the battery tube. Their anodizing is something special though, matt black and extremely grippy, even with wet hands. More durable than most of my other lights, maybe due to the thickness or composition but it’s more resistant to scratching and knocks.
• No clip. Large side switch that requires a firm press to activate the light. It also functions as a battery and temperature indicator.
• LED looks like an XHP70.2/70.3 under the hood. I can’t find specs of it in the manual or online. SMO reflector to maximize throw. Some light crenulation.
• You can run this light off any 21700/18650 battery, the charging cable attaches magnetically to the back.

UI – modes
• Switch mode grouping by unscrewing the tailcap slightly, holding the side switch, and screwing back the tailcap.
• SIMPLE – from off press and hold for firefly1/2, main 1/2/3. From on, press and hold to cycle all modes except turbo. Double press for turbo in on/off state.
• ADVANCED – from OFF, one click to turn on the last used mode. Press and hold for firefly 1/2 and main 1/2/3 TURBO. From ON, press and hold to cycle through modes of the relevant section.
• Choosing sections – from ON or OFF
○ 2 clicks for main modes. Another double click will switch to the firefly section.
○ 3 clicks for turbo mode section 1/2 (this is memorized in simple mode)
○ 4 clicks for strobe mode section

Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• Ceiling bounce test, CRI, CCT
• Large, even hotspot with tons of spill to illuminate a wider area. Impressive throw for its size. The SMO reflector helps a lot.

• Proprietary charging. On the one hand, easy to connect, but you’ll need to carry more cables with you. I tend to charge my lights with an external charger.
• The advanced UI is a bit much so I keep it on the simple mode grouping. For most people, I’d suggest using this grouping which has 6 modes.
• Price-regulated output and superior quality

One of the best side switch flashlights out there. Sure, there are a ton cheaper options out there, but with the Prime C2 Pro Max, you get superior build quality and durability, peace of mind with a 10-year warranty, and regulated output. 2 mins turbo runtime is impressive for a light of this size.

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