If your X-Light Micro just doesn’t seem as bright as it once did, it may be time to change the batteries.

Unlike traditional flashlights using alkaline batteries, you won’t see a sharp decline in brightness to signal a dead battery. Lithium coin-cell batteries have a very flat discharge curve, meaning that as the batteries are depleted you will get a very gradual reduction in brightness over the entire life of the batteries rather than a sudden drop at any point. Because of this, deciding when the batteries are “dead” and need to be replaced is often a matter of personal preference. If you find yourself thinking that your light doesn’t seem to be as bright as it once was, it might be time to replace the batteries.

While battery replacement in the X-Light Micro is fairly simple & straight-forward, we are happy to provide assistance if you have any trouble replacing the batteries in your light.


Photon X-Light Micro Battery Replacement Instructions:

Use two CR-2016 lithium batteriesX-Light Micro battery replacement illustration

  1. Separate the X-Light case halves by unsnapping them at the base by the keyring  (note small notch  in keyring hole).
  2. Remove old batteries and replace with recommended Energizer  batteries with the + visible.
  3. Realign  case halves and snap shut.

*For best performance we recommend Energizer brand replacement batteries.

Operational Tips:

  • The Signal/Morse Code mode can be used as a convenient “travel mode” to protect against accidental power drain.
  • In the unlikely event of water penetrating the case, simply open the case and allow to dry.