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Acebeam K30 flashlight review

Cree XHP70.2 LED
5200 lm output
35000 cd intensity
3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Acebeam K30 flashlight released in 2017. It uses Cree XHP70.2 LED, SMO reflector and 3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 5200 lm output, 35000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 374 m.

Curious if the Acebeam's flashlight is great? Keep reading to find out!

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The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Acebeam K30, then tell us.

Acebeam K30 / K30

The K30 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 6 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The K30's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Acebeam K30 specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameK30
TypeK30
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1427 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The K30 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Acebeam K30 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight184 g
Length120.2 mm
Body diameter43 mm
Head diameter48 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
desert tan

The flashlight weighs 184 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the K30 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion.

The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The K30 flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, desert tan.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP70.2 LED
Color temperature6000 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux5200 lm
Intensity35000 cd
Throw374 m
CD/LM factor6.73

The K30 flashlight has 5200 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The K30 flashlight has 35000 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. The K30 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features, battery, protections

Battery3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The K30 flashlight utilizes 3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The K30 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The K30 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
lanyard
nylon holster

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the K30 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Acebeam flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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