Why Is Nobody Doing This? Wurkkos HD01 Flashlight Review

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I review the Wurkkos HD01. This is a do-it-all flashlight with a few features I’ve never seen before on a light. Find out more in my video.

Wurkkos HD01 Review

General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• So the HD01 is something completely different to what Wurkkos has produced in the past. It’s a far stretch from their traditional tube-style lights. The HD01 follows the lead of other rectangular-style flashlights like the Olight Arkfield Pro or Nitecore EDC27… however, it’s more budget-friendly. It’s packed full of features, some of which I’ve never seen in a flashlight before.

Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel and reflector
• Construction is high quality and feels durable. The rectangular design fits nicely in any pocket and is machined well, without any rough spots or inconsistencies. Wurkkos has used a grippy, matt black anodizing that is similar to what they used on the TD01 – I like this finish, feels more durable and of higher quality. Double-sided clip – rigid. Two metal buttons, also act as battery indicator.
• Wurkkos refers to spot LED as ‘HM’ which may refer to the LatticePower HM-3535 LED. Flood light: 16x CSP1313 LEDs, 15x RGB LEDs. 1 green laser module. The laser and spot beam are found under the head. Spot beam uses a TIR lens. The flood and RGB LEDs are found on the side + white diffuser.
• Non-replaceable 1200mAh lithium polymer cell.

UI – modes
• Top button:
○ One click for laser.
○ Hold for RGB ramping. Hold again to change colors. Double press for flashing.
○ Two clicks – floodlight on. Hold for LMH
○ Three clicks – RGB effects mode on – double press for red/blue flash, RGB waterfall, droplets
○ Four clicks (lock/unlock)
○ Five clicks – breathing switch on/off
• Bottom button:
○ Hold for moonlight
○ One click – memory mode – hold for LMH
○ Two clicks – turbo mode
○ Three clicks – strobe mode
○ Four clicks – lock/unlock

Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• Ceiling bounce test, CRI, CCT
• Surprisingly intense spot beam. The flood beam is very useful for short-range applications. It’s also high CRI!

• Non-replaceable battery. I also don’t see any screws on the case that would allow me to open it up. Unless the tail clip is connected to the end of the case.
• Laser easily activated by mistake. I would put the laser under a triple click.
• Some may say RGB modes (raindrop, waterfall) are not necessary but I like them as they can be used for background video effects when streaming. The general RGB light is super useful.

Wurkkos has done a great job with their first version of a rectangular-style light – despite the inbuilt battery, it’s one of the most versatile flashlights that I own – it’s a great value option if you’re looking for an all-in-one flashlight that you can fit in your bag or pocket easily and access both throw and flood beams in a small package. The RGB light is one of those things I didn’t really appreciate until I had one!

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