Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 1800lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 (TK16ALXPG3) 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.
The TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas, locating supplies, or signaling for help. 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.
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Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 (TK16ALXPG3) specifications
|Name||TK16 AL XPG3|
The TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.
|Body diameter||22 mm|
|Head diameter||23 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 37.3 g flashlight would generally be considered 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. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands. Aluminium body of TK16 AL XPG3 is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.
The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This improves the overall durability of the flashlight body. The TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||3 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
The emitter of TK16 AL XPG3 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. A TIR lens works on the principle of total internal reflection. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area.
The TK16 AL XPG3 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches are known for their durability and reliability. They are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. With a rear switch of TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight, the operation of the flashlight is often straightforward and easy to grasp. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off, eliminating the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.
With 1800 lm, the TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. With 6250 cd, the TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances.
The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The TK16 AL XPG3 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The TK16 AL XPG3 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.
|Battery||1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery|
The Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight is powered by 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The TK16 AL XPG3 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.
|Package contents||16340 battery|
2 x spare o-rings
spare rubber cover
It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your TK16 AL XPG3. With a clip, you can securely fasten the flashlight to a reachable location, ensuring it is easily accessible whenever you need it. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.
The performance of the Acebeam TK16 AL XPG3 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.
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