Sunwayman has always been known for making very innovative lights with a rotary that allows a custom lumen output, making them ideal for those that do not like to have a light with limited settings. This is why the Sunwayman V10R Ti was so popular amongst flashlight users: it was a lightweight EDC light with a titanium body that had an integrated Magnetic Control System (MCS) ring.
Recently, Sunwayman did a re-vamp with all of their lights by introducing the new CREE XM-L U2 LED into most of the models, which included the V10R. Now known as the Sunwayman V10R Ti+, this flashlight has a few new upgrades. For instance, the light has been given the new XM-L U2 LED, a more efficient emitter that can produce up to 500 lumens from a single 16340 battery (190 with a CR123). A heavy duty pocket clip has been added to the light as well, so those that stressed about the previous model sitting too deep in the pocket can now breathe easily, knowing that it will remain in a fixed location and can be reached easily. Instead of keeping the rubber switch, Sunwayman upgraded the V10R Ti+ with a new titanium switch, which gives the light an executive look, and still has the full function of the original switch (they also included the rubber switch for those that would like to have that one instead).
With these new upgrades making the V10RTi+ an even better light, it’s no wonder why so many people love to carry this light on their person.
Otherwise known as “Mr. Elfin”, the Sunwayman M11R is a powerful light that’s compacted into a three inch long body. Powered by a single CR123 cell, this light comes equipped with a high output of 180 lumens from its XM-L U2 LED along with three different modes to ensure the capability to adjust the output to fit the user’s needs, leaving the tail cap empty and flat for tail standing abilities (that comes in very handy when the power goes out). However, the light can produce an even brighter output of 230 lumens with an RCr123/16340 lithium-ion battery, which makes a significant difference for those that are looking for a very bright and very compact pocket light. While the standard color for most flashlights is the traditional matte black color, Sunwayman provided customers with a choice of tan, natural (gray), and dark gray (black).
Almost every flashlight company on the market has at least one flashlight that is dedicated to be used for tactical purposes or to be weapon-mountable. As for the Sunwayman company, the T20CS is a greatly improved predecessor of the tactical line that has proven its worth. Using a CREE XM-L U2 LED, the Sunwayman T20CS can produce 658 ANSI lumens that will be sure to light up targets near and far. A rubber tactical ring has been placed closer to the tail of the light to allow easy one-handed access to turn the light on/off, while the secondary switch on the side allows the user to cycle through the modes or to use as an instant kill switch. The standard one inch diameter body allows the T20CS to be mounted with any standard flashlight mount, and it has been designed to handle intense recoil. Even though it can be used for tactical purposes, the light is small enough to fit into any pack, making it perfect for EDC or in a bug-out bag.
Winding up on the final installment of the Sunwayman flashlight review marathon, the V10A,V20A, and V10R have all been upgraded to a new LED from the XP-G to the very powerful XM-L T6. By doing so, the V series of lights are now much brighter and have a larger flood beam for those that need a well-lit area. The lumen ratings are very impressive for these new lights: the V10A now produces 110 lumens from a single AA battery, and the V20A has a lumen rating of 160 with two AA batteries. But the V10R is the most impressive: it is able to produce 160 lumens from a CR123 primary battery, but when using a RCR123, the lumen rating is bumped to a staggering 460 lumens! This is a borderline pocket thrower that is combined with Sunwayman’s smooth and innovative ramping magnetic ring that allows customization of the light output. The V series of lights is probably one of the most popular in the flashlight world for EDC carry, and with the upgraded XM-L LED, it’s easy to see why they are.
It seems like it has been the year of the XM-L LED upgrade for most EDC lights, as people are looking for a light that can produce a great amount of light, pack a considerable amount of lumens, and be able to fit into smaller places like a pocket or bag. Therefore, Sunwayman has introduced the M10A, M20A, and M10R with an upgraded XM-L T6 LED. Compared to an XP-G R5 or S2, the XM-L LED in the M series lights produces a higher lumen count while being more efficient with energy consumption than its predecessors (however, due to its larger size, the XM-L is a better flood light than throw). This great upgrade allows the user to illuminate a larger area than the R5 or S2 would be able to do, yet keeping the cost of the light from increasing. With the LED upgrade aside, the M series still holds true to its previous interface (magnetic ring control) makes the lights easy to use and a better choice for those that require a large scale custom setting tool when it comes to light output. Just like the series you’ve known and loved before, the new XM-L version M series is more powerful and more efficient than the XP-G models and at a great value.
Many people that work in tight and dark spaces have a bit of difficulty finding a light that will fit their needs by being bright enough to light up a workspace, yet allow hands-free operation. Sunwayman recognized this issue, and presented the L10A and the L10R angle lights. The L10A is the double cell version that produces 14o lumens, while the L10R is the CR123 version that will produce over 200 lumens. These two lights include a deep pocket carry clip, which allow the user of the light to set the L10A/L10R deep within the pocket to guarantee minimal slipping. The R5 LED (found in both L10A and L10R) is combined with a shallow orange peel reflector produce a great amount of flood to illuminate a wider area, yet produces enough throw to light up objects further away. The L10A is the double cell version that produces 14o lumens, while the L10R is the CR123 version that will produce over 200 lumens. For those looking for a great worklight or for any mechanical work, the L10A and L10R perform above and beyond the expectations of its competitors.
A sleek and innovative design, the R20A from Sunwayman is a great light for the money and performance. Powered by two AA cell batteries, the R20A produces 180 lumens from its R5 LED and protected by a stainless steel bezel. While it does not have the traditional magnetic ring for setting the outputs, this light – while basic – produces three different levels of light that also includes a strobe function for those moments where it may be needed. An offset ring towards the end of the light allows the user to use the light easily with one hand that can also double as a roll stop for the light. If you’re looking for a great light for a great price that includes a simple user interface, then the R20A is a great choice.
Well known for their magnetic ramping-controlled flashlights, Sunwayman has decided to take a different route with their new side switch light: the Sunwayman T40CS. This light is a bit different from most of their other lights, as the T40CS has a deep, smooth reflector that is combined with an XM-L LED that can now produce up to 844 lumens, and throw for 500+ meters (that’s over 1640 feet. Now that’s very impressive). Unlike its predecessors, the T40CS is not controlled by a ramping ring, but uses a side switch located towards the head of the light that allows the user to cycle through three modes, and can be tapped twice to access strobe and SOS. The light can be powered by two 18650 batteries, or four CR123 batteries and can run up to two hours on constant turbo.
When it comes to flashlights with a great quality build and a fantastic user interface, Sunwayman flashlights are a great choice for those looking for a solid light. In this case, the Sunwayman V60C fits the criteria for the flashlight enthusiast that’s looking for a rechargeable light with a ramping ring that produces a great amount of light. The ramping ring on the V60C allows the user to customize the lumen output of the light between 5 and 728 lumens using a CREE XM-L T6 LED that also includes a strobe and SOS function. This light can use either three 18650 batteries or six CR123/six 16340 batteries, and there is an option to purchase a base charger for the light so the batteries will not have to be taken out of the light to be charged (Warning: The light CANNOT charge with the CR123′s or 16340′s in the light).
Sunwayman does the tactical flashlight right! The V20C strikes me as Sunwayman’s quintessential tactical flashlight.
The V20C uses the CREE XM-L LED along with two CR123 lithium batteries to spit out 438 lumens on the max brightness setting. The V20C, unlike a lot of other lights in its class, is capable of using an 18650 rechargeable lithium cell which will provide longer run times. The XM-L LED is larger than most, so the V20C will not have tons of throw. The V20C has a nice high quality beam which transitions smoothly from hot spot to flood. Don’t be fooled though, the V20C has enough throw to light up objects way past 100 yards.
I feel like a broken record saying this but Sunwayman is known for quality. When you buy a Sunwayman you know you are getting a high quality light, every time.