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Acebeam T30 2200lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XHP35 HI LED
2200 lm output
291880 cd intensity
2 x 26650 Li-Ion batteries

The Acebeam T30 flashlight released in 2016. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 2 x 26650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2200 lm output, 291880 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1081 m.

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Acebeam T30 / T30

The T30 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 5 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the T30 and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Acebeam T30 specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameT30
TypeT30
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1410 user votes.
Launch2016
Formflashlight

A flashlight provides reassurance and confidence. It is helpful in unfamiliar or dangerous places.

Acebeam T30 / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight496 g
Length257.5 mm
Body diameter30 mm
Head diameter70 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight is a bit heavy, its weight is 496 g. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

Acebeam T30 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

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 T30 uses a smooth reflector. A smooth reflector is different from an orange peel reflector. It has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments.

The T30 uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The T30 flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2200 lm
Intensity291880 cd
Throw1081 m
CD/LM factor132.67

The 2200 lm output of T30 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The Acebeam flashlight has 291880 cd. It will produce a very intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. 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

Modes5 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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations.

Features, battery, protections

Battery2 x 26650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The T30 flashlight utilizes 2 x 26650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. The T30 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
car charger
nylon holster
strap
wall adapter

The flashlight package is thoughtful, it has a holster. It offers you a practical and secure way to store your 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 T30 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

  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • adapter included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • 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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