Wuben X2 Copper: A Perfect Blend of Form and Function

Wuben X2 Copper: A Perfect Blend of Form and Function

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I review the Wuben X2 – Copper edition. This is one of my favorite EDC lights – it has the perfect blend of unique features and practicality.

General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• So I was first introduced to the X2 earlier this year and was lucky enough to review the P9 aluminum version. Wuben recently reached out to me and offered to send me a sample of the Copper version, so here it is! A part of me always wanted one of these, but they seem to be out of stock often. I asked Wuben about this, and they said it’s because the manufacturing process is more complex, which can cause delays. Anyway, I absolutely love this light – the combination of unique design, copper construction, and practicality is what sets it apart from many other flashlights.
• What comes in the box: manual, charging cable/lanyard, red diffuser. The light came sealed in a vacuum bag to stop oxidation of the copper.
• Comparison with X2 Aluminium, X1, X0

Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel and reflector
• This is a miniature ‘slab’ light, a design that’s become more common over the past year or so. It’s surprisingly practical as you can fit two cylindrical cells side by side, yet keep the size down enough so that it fits perfectly in your pocket. The copper version of the X2 is made of bare copper and stainless steel (bezel/tailcap/clip). There are lots of cutouts throughout the light – some for the purposes of installing tritium vials. The machining is high quality and everything is buffed and polished to perfection.
• I really like the clip – it’s a bit more rigid than the one on my aluminum X2, but more sturdy and has a nicer design in my opinion.
• One side switch, also doubles as a USB C charging port.
• 3XLH351D LEDs – high CRI and warm tint. Three overlapping OP reflectors with SS bezel, glass lens.

UI – modes
• Light comes locked on arrival. Lock/unlock with four quick presses.
• Click once to turn on. Click and hold to cycle through LMH.
• Shortcut to low – press and hold from off.
• Double press at any state (besides lockout) to access turbo.
• Triple-press for strobe, repeat for SOS.
• When you’re in LMH, you can click + click and hold to ‘program’ in the brightness at each level. This means you can have each mode dimmer or brighter than usual.

Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• CCT, CRI, Ceiling bounce test
• Beam profile – mainly floody beam with a higher concentration of light in the center.

• There are some ‘sharp’ edges on this light, mainly in the cutouts where you put tritium vials, down the side of the flashlight. I noticed this isn’t an issue with my aluminum version. They’re not sharp enough to cut you, but a bit annoying.
• Heavy – it’s at least twice as heavy as the aluminum version so keep that in mind – you may want to opt for the titanium or aluminium version instead if that’s an issue.
• Built-in batteries – could be a pro for convenience as well, but for swapping on the go, or replacement, it’s not going to be easy.

• This is one of the most unique general-purpose lights I own – it’s really something special. It looks and feels like a sci-fi prop out of Star Wars. I like the unique rectangular design with interesting cutouts and the fact that it’s made almost entirely from copper. It’s also incredibly practical given the high CRI LEDs and extended runtimes due to the dual cell configuration.

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