Review: Jaxman E2 Flashlight
Kevin Felts 05.11.17
A representative from Jaxman contacted me through my YouTube channel and asked, “Would you like to review one of our flashlights?” Since I enjoy doing flashlight reviews, I said “Sure.” A few days later a Jaxman E2 flashlight arrived in my mailbox.
First impressions were good. The body has a mild checkering on it that seems like it would provide a good grip with dirty hands. The housing seemed sturdy, the threads were solid, and the on/off had a solid click to them.
Operation is via an on/off switch on the tailcap. However, there is no momentary on/off. This means the flashlight on/off switch has to be clicked to turn on, and clicked again to turn off. Some flashlights, the on/off button can be depressed slightly to turn the flashlight on. Then to turn off, simply release the button.
- Battery 18650 (not included)
- Length 4 5/8″
- Diameter 15/16″
- Weight 2.70 ounces, without battery. 4.40 ounces with battery.
- Lanyard included Yes
- Belt clip included No
- Carry pouch included No
- Waterproof standard IPX-6. Which means the flashlight is not “waterproof” but can be safely sprayed with water.
Run time is determined by the LED the flashlight is using. The Amazon page for the flashlight says there are two LEDs used in the Jaxman E2. The LED that was installed in the factory will determine the run time.
My test sample had the Nichia LED, which has brightness settings of: 20LM, 130LM and 350LM.
I found the brightness settings to be excellent. While a lot of flashlight companies are running a lumen race, Jaxman is focusing on brightness settings that work.
20 lumens – Perfect for up close and personal work.
130 lumens – Ideal for walking around the yard or looking for firewood around the campsite.
350 lumens – I was able to see to the top of pine, sweet gum, and oak trees with no problem.
I live in a rural area and use my flashlights almost daily. The dogs could be barking at something, or maybe I want to go check on the chickens, but I use my flashlights for real world applications.
The beam is more of a flood than a spot. However, the center is slightly brighter than the outside part of the cone.
My flashlight tests usually involve using the flashlight to drive nails, frozen, dropped, submerged, ran over with a truck or tractor, and finally dropped from or pulled behind a moving truck.
I decided to forgo the harshest test and just go with the drop and submersion test.
Drop – The Jaxman E2 was dropped several times from around five feet unto a railroad crosstie. The flashlight operated just as it should.
Submersion – The flashlight was tied to a piece of cord and tossed into a creek for a little over an hour. IPX-6 does not ensure the flashlight will be waterproof if submerged. An hour later the flashlight was recovered and opened. There was water inside the light. There was not a lot of water, just a few drops.
The flashlight performed exactly as described.
As of May 10, 2017 the Jaxman E2 is listed for $25 on Amazon and is eligible for Prime shipping. I feel that is a fair price.
The lanyard holes could be a little larger. I usually replace the factory supplied lanyard with piece of trotline string that has a rating of around 330 pounds. When I tried to thread the trotline string through the lanyard holes, it just would not go.
I like that the E2 uses an 18650 battery.
The lack of a momentary on/off is a disappointment. I would consider mounting the Jaxman E2 on my AR-15, but the lack of momentary on/off disqualifies it for that job.
Overall, expect for the lack of a momentary on/off, I feel the Jaxman E2 exceeded my expectations.