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Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight review

3 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs
1800 lm output
6250 cd intensity
1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery

The Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight released in 2019. It uses 3 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 6250 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 158 m.

Keen to discover if the Acebeam's flashlight lives up to the hype? Keep reading!

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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 TK16 AL XPG3, then tell us.

Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 / TK16ALXPG3

The TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameTK16 AL XPG3
TypeTK16ALXPG3
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1428 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight37.3 g
Length66.5 mm
Body diameter22 mm
Head diameter23 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 37.3 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the TK16 AL XPG3 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight is available in black.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter3 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The TIR lens makes the LED light collimated. It does this into efficient, well-controlled beams. These beams maximize the usable lumens in the target area. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation. It enables rapid response and tactical moves.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1800 lm
Intensity6250 cd
Throw158 m
CD/LM factor3.47

With 1800 lm, the TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight has 6250 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

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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

Battery1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight is powered by 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The TK16 AL XPG3 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 built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents16340 battery
2 x spare o-rings
clip
spare rubber cover

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your TK16 AL XPG3. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TK16 AL XPG3 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
  • TIR lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

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

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David Hagon
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