The Wurkkos FC11: Is this the Best Affordable EDC Light in 2023?

The Wurkkos FC11: Is this the Best Affordable EDC Light in 2023?

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In this video, I’ll be sharing my thoughts and experience with the Wurkkos FC11 flashlight. After a week of using it, I can confidently say that it’s a solid little EDC work light. It’s easily pocketable and features a magnetic tail cap, making it useful for hands-free operation. I’ll also be discussing the overall construction, LED, lens, bezel, and reflector, as well as its UI, modes, and performance, including a comparison with other lights. Stay tuned to hear my considerations and final verdict on this affordable and versatile flashlight.

This light was provided as a sample by Wurkkos for review. I was not paid to make this video review. All opinions are my own.

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Wurkkos FC11 Short Review:

General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• This is a solid little EDC work light, with high CRI. Wurkkos make this one in different colors too!
• It’s easily pocketable and though the side switch is firm and requires a little extra force to press, I would still lock this light out.

Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel, and reflector
• Well constructed considering the price. I found a surprising feature – the tail cap has a magnet! This will make it useful when working under a car or area where you want a hands-free operation.
• LH351D LED – you can get it with 4000 or 5000K. I suggest the 5000K model if you want the best color accuracy.
• OP lens as expected with this LED. AR glass lens. Bezel sits flush with the rest of the body.
• Unable to disassemble.
• 18650 included.
• Comparison with other lights.

UI – modes
• Demonstration. Stepped vs smooth ramp. Lockout.

Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• CCT, CRI, Ceiling bounce test
• Nice, even beam, mostly floody.

Wurkkos FC11Measured with Opple Light Master Pro – figures based on switch on
ModeCandela @5mThrow (metres)CCT (K)CRI (Ra)
4000K Model @ 100% (Wurkkos 18650)5950154.2724862396392.1
5000K Model @ 100% (Wurkkos 18650)5625150476894.7

• Hard for me to fault this one. The magnet came loose on my green one. I just took the spring out and found it wasn’t glued in properly. So I just re-glued it and all good.
• Moonlight mode is still a bit too bright for my liking. I prefer something like 1-5 lumens.

A solid EDC light with great CRI. You can use it as a walking light, or work light – it’s quite versatile while being affordable and pocketable. Comes with everything you need in the box too.

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