The Klarus Mi1C is a bright mini LED flashlight which delivers the maximum output of 600 lumens and a beam throw distance of 40 meters. This compact EDC would be particularly attractive to the user who desires a feature-packed bright light in a mini package. The Mi1C features a magnetic tailcap which allows for the light to be attached to metal surfaces for hands-free lighting. The flashlight measures 54.5mm long with a head diameter of 19.8mm. The Mi1C weighs 27 grams without a battery installed.
The Mi1C is constructed from a 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum alloy which features a stainless steel bezel and CNC precision machining. The flashlight also features a grooved slip-proof design, a stainless steel pocket clip and a HAIII hard anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The Mi1C utilizes a Cree XP-L HI V3 LED and a convex optical glass lens.
The Klarus Mi1C is powered by the included 16340 rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. The flashlight can also be powered by one CR123A Lithium battery. The battery is held firmly in place between front and rear springs inside the light. The Klarus 16340 battery has a Micro-USB charging port which can be connected to any external USB power supply to recharge the battery. Reverse polarity protection prevents damage to the flashlight due to the incorrect insertion of a battery.
The Mi1C produces four brightness levels and two flashing modes: High 600 Lumens 1Hr 12Min 16340 Battery – 305 Lumens 2Hr 21Min CR123A Battery; Mid 45 Lumens 5Hr 37Min 16340 Battery – 11Hr 48Min CR123A Battery; Low 10 Lumens 32Hr 16340 Battery – 55Hr CR123A Battery; Moonlight 1 Lumen 6 Days 16340 Battery – 9 Days CR123A Battery; Strobe 600 Lumens 2Hr 24Min 16340 Battery – 4Hr 42Min CR123A Battery; SOS 45 Lumens 15Hr 40Min 16340 Battery – 33Hr CR123A Battery. The flashlight features ITS (Intelligent Temperature protection System) technology which causes the light to downshift brightness levels to avoid high temperatures on the surface of the flashlight.
The Klarus Mi1C is operated by by a multifunctional side switch located at the side of the head. Press the switch to turn on/off the light and access the various brightness levels. The Mi1C features a “Fade-in and Fade-out function” function which turns the light on/off gradually when used in High mode. Pressing the switch for a couple seconds causes the flashlight to lock/unlock which prevents accidental activation of the light when not in use.