4.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


The single mode version of our “entry level” Cree U2 flashlight, the Echo-1 offers the brightest light possible in such a small package.  The single mode Echo Series tactical flashlight offers incredible output in a solid and easy to use format.

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Select Battery/Charger Package *

Echo-1 runs on one 18650 battery. Choose a package with 1 or 2 Extended or Ultra Capacity batteries and single or dual AC charger or dual AC/DC charger. The flashlight does not come with batteries or charger unless you add a package below.

Add Custom Ballistic Nylon Holster:

SMO (Smooth) Reflector Options

SMO gives tighter focus center beam and increased beam distance.

Add Remote Pressure Switch

Add Firearm Mount

Add Red and Green Color Filters

Tactical Accessories

Product Description

The MF Tactical Echo Series is the latest evolution of (and replacement for) our wildly popular and now retired T6-1000-3, our entry level model in the 1000-1100 max lumens category.  The MF Tactical Echo Series is the best choice for the user that wants a high quality tactical flashlight that is far brighter than anything else in its price range while costing a fraction of the price of other quality flashlights built around the Cree XM-L2-U2 emitter.  The Echo-1 is a single mode tactical flashlight ideal for users who don’t need multiple modes and who are only looking for a simple on/off operation.  The single mode design is the perfect setup for weapon mounting and/or use with a remote pressure switch where the user may not want or need low or strobe modes.

MF Tactical never stands still and is always researching and developing improvements to our already outstanding products.  The Echo Series moves us forward by improving upon the performance and features of the T6-1000-3:  First and foremost, the Echo Series represents our first use of the Cree U2 emitter in a budget priced, compact and lightweight flashlight.  With a max rating of 1100 lumens, the U2 improves output by 10% over the T6.  In addition to being noticeably brighter, the Echo-1 features a redesigned internal switch structure that further improves performance and reliability.  Of course, we have retained the features that made this model line such a success, such as the glow-in-the-dark button cover and an integrated solid steel (removable) pocket/belt clip.  Just as MF Tactical customers expect from us, the Echo Series ratchets ups the bar on the brightness, features and design features offered on an entry level, compact high power tactical LED flashlight.

If you follow the development and evolution of LED’s, you will know that MF Tactical was the first brand utilizing top-of-the-line Cree LED emitters to market nationally to fire departments, law enforcement and EMS services.  Until MF Tactical arrived on the scene with affordable high powered flashlights, police departments across the country were spending $200+ per unit to equip their officers with lights still did not approach the performance, capability and reliability of MF Tactical‘s Echo-3.  And, don’t forget the tactical “attack crown” design of the bezel that allows you to use your light as your last line of defense* after you have blinded your adversary with strobe.  Thanks to MF Tactical‘s being run by a true flashlight freak dedicated to pushing out the envelope of what is possible in the world of tactical LED flashlights, now you can carry your own high quality U2 powered MF Tactical Echo-1 for a fraction of the competitors’ price.

*For legitimate self defense only – we do not condone or promote violence of any type.

This light was built to run on a single high voltage 18650 rechargeable li-ion protected battery (Do NOT use CR-123A’s). While the price shown for the flashlight is without batteries, just check the box marked “Select Battery/Charger Package” when you put this light in your cart, and you can choose from a variety of packages made up of one or two of our top quality rechargeable li-ion batteries and your choice of charger type, all offered with a package deal and with no additional shipping. We also stock a variety of accessories, such as red and green color filter lenses, mounting hardware, remote pressure switches and holsters.

While MF Tactical does sell more expensive models that can throw farther and wider than this, our entry level U2 light, you will not see anything close to this brightness level in such a compact and affordable body with this level of quality anywhere!  We always warn people about the inferior flashlights being sold on the internet and being shipped from Hong Kong or China.  Nowhere is the distinction between the cheap imitators and an MF Tactical flashlight more important than here, when you are dealing with the use of a high power emitter in a compact body.  If you do not properly manage the immense heat that must be safely dissipated, you get a flashlight that will either be literally “too hot to handle” or a device that will quickly burn itself out, leaving you with an expensive paperweight. MF Tactical, through advanced engineering, has perfected the use of lightweight heat-sinks and other components that naturally disburse the sworn enemy of electronics – HEAT!  As a result, the Echo-1 delivers the quality and performance that you expect from an MF Tactical flashlight with the extraordinary output you get from a state-of-the-art Cree U2 LED emitter.  The bottom line –>  Nowhere else will you get a better bang for the buck than with the Echo Series!

Here are the specs:

Model: MF Tactical Echo-1
Emitter Brand/Type: Cree
Emitter BIN: XM-L2-U2
Color BIN: SXO (White)
Total Emitters: 1
Battery Configurations: Uses 1x 18650 protected (PCB) battery only (sold separately). DO NOT USE CR123As or unprotected 18650s.
Voltage Input: 3.6~4.2V
Switch Type: Reverse Click
Switch Location: Tail Cap
Modes: 1
Circuitry: 2800mA Total Current Output, Digitally Regulated
Max Lumen Rating: 1100 lumens (Rated by Cree)
Runtime: Approx. 2.6 hrs. (with 3400mAh Ultra Capacity battery)
Lens: Strengthened Coated Mineral Glass Lens
Reflector: Aluminum Textured/OP Reflector
Waterproof Standard: IPX-7.  Protected against water penetration at depth up to 1 meter.
Carrying Strap/Clip: Both nylon wrist strap and removable steel pocket clip included.
Weight (w/o battery): 4.2 ounces (w/o battery)
Length: 5-5/8”
Tail Diameter: 1”
Head Diameter: 1-5/16”
Diameter at Mounting Point: 7/8”

Optional Tactical Accessories:

Universal Gun Mount
SMALL light Pressure switchSM
Remote Pressure Switch

To order, check the “Add Remote Pressure Switch” and/or “Add Firearm Mount” box above.

SMO Reflector Options:

SMO or "Smooth" Reflector
SMO or “Smooth” Reflector
Shown with standard “OP” or Orange Peel Reflector.
Shown with standard “OP” or Orange Peel Reflector.

If you would like to upgrade your Echo-1 to maximize the throw distance of this magnificent emitter, we offer the option to upgrade your reflector to a highly polished SMO smooth reflector. The standard OP or “orange peel” reflector has a textured surface that acts to evenly disburse the light over a wider field, which makes the light have a bias towards flood or spill. As some users prefer their light to have a bias towards throw, which concentrates more of the beam towards the center, sending more of the light farther down field, we offer the option of upgrading your light’s reflector to an SMO reflector.  Think of the difference as the choice of loading your home’s light fixture with a spot light bulb vs. a flood light bulb. If you would want to maximize your light’s throw potential through the use of an SMO reflector, just check the option box when ordering and either upgrade your standard OP reflector to the SMO reflector or include both OP and SMO reflectors.

8 reviews for MF Tactical Echo-1 LED Tactical Flashlight – 1 Mode

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve had my echo1 for a couple years for work, the first time I dropped it was 45 feet, survived that,, the next was 10 feet onto solid steel, it broke a part on that one but ordered a new part and good as new!! And yes, they do get hot if you leave them on in your pocket ,, nice in the winter, confusing in the summer..

  2. 5 out of 5


    I lost $90 on one of those fake military flashlights that spammed my inbox. Just got my echo1, and this is the real deal. This company is also the real deal. Much brighter and whiter light, and the thing looks made to last. Save your money chasing the too good too be true internet flashlights. MF is the only way to go. love that they are made in the US too.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    As a mechanical engineer, I typically leave very reserved reviews, however this thing is “the shit.” Amazing. Totally worth every penny. Completely blinding to anyone on the receiving end.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I can confirm many of the comments here about the quality build, the powerful light, and the useful length of the battery charge. I use this in my profession of an industrial and commercial building inspector. This flashlight throws a long beam for reaching high into rafter spaces or down long tunnels – I bought the smooth reflector option just for this reason – and I am pleased that the battery holds a charge for or useful length of time. I’ve had the light for about 6 months now, using it almost every day, and although I’ve never needed to use it continuously for eight hours at a time, it has always lasted for at least of day’s worth of work. I bought the charger and second battery for changing out depleted batteries as needed. About the charger: I use the 12V adapter to keep it plugged in to my work truck’s 12 V socket. This keeps the batteries charging and ready for use. However, after about 4 or 5 months of riding around in the truck, the internal connection of the 12V input line vibrated loose and the connection first became erratic, then failed altogether. I disassembled the charger unit (remove the sticker on the back to find all the screws) and re-soldered the broken connection. The flaw in the design seems to be that the female receiver for the 12V line-in is not firmly attached to the circuit board except by its electrical connections; these are not strong enough to withstand continual vibration. I used superglue to fasten the receiver to the circuit board and, so far so good. Despite this, I give this flashlight 5 stars because it is by far the brightest and best made flashlight that I’ve ever had. If I ever loose it, I’ll but another right away.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    As a home inspector, I really don’t need a multi-mode tactical flashlight. The Echo-1 fits the bill perfectly for me.
    Simple on-off tail switch operation and a bright, dependable light are what I want, and this flashlight delivers!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Bought an echo3 a few weeks ago. very impessve build quality. Just bought echo1s for all of my plumbers. MF is real good at answering questions too.

  7. 5 out of 5


    I have been using the big PowerStar for over a year, and it is definitely the brightest flashlight I have ever used or even seen. I picked up two Echo 1s, one for my car and one for my wife’s pocketbook, and they are also pretty amazing. For the size and for the price, I could not imagine anything better. Keep up the good work, Howard!

  8. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve got 3 lights from MF including 2 of these echo’s.
    Nice little light but they do warm up and quickly burn through batteries.
    Not sure what kind of situation these are suited best for.

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