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Acebeam TK18 AL Nichia 1650lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

3 x Nichia 219C LEDs
1650 lm output
9160 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Acebeam TK18 AL Nichia (TK18ALN) released in 2019. It uses 3 x Nichia 219C LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1650 lm output, 9160 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 191 m.

The TK18 AL Nichia is a powerful and reliable flashlight. With its impressive illumination capabilities and durable construction, it serves as an exceptional lighting tool for various situations and environments. 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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The specifications below are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Acebeam TK18 AL Nichia, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Acebeam TK18 AL Nichia (TK18ALN) specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameTK18 AL Nichia
TypeTK18ALN
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1349 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

This flashlight can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.

Body

Weight58 g
Length105 mm
Body diameter23 mm
Head diameter25.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 58 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue. Aluminium body of TK18 AL Nichia is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The body of TK18 AL Nichia flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The TK18 AL Nichia flashlight is available in black.

System

Emitter3 x Nichia 219C LEDs
Color temperature4000 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear

The emitter of TK18 AL Nichia manufactured by Nichia, a Japanese LED manufacturer. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area. Mechanical switches are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. The rear switch of TK18 AL Nichia is typically operated with the thumb or finger, making it easily accessible and convenient to use.

Performance

Flux1650 lm
Intensity9160 cd
Throw191 m
CD/LM factor5.55
CRI95

With 1650 lm, the TK18 AL Nichia flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. With 9160 cd, the TK18 AL Nichia flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. 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 flashlight with a higher CRI can provide better color accuracy when examining objects or distinguishing between different colors in low-light or nighttime situations. CRI of 95 indicates an extremely high level of color accuracy, providing a near-perfect representation of colors.

Software

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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 strobe function on the TK18 AL Nichia flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Acebeam TK18 AL Nichia flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The TK18 AL Nichia 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.

Accessories

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
spare rubber cover

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it provides a more secure and stable hold. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the Acebeam TK18 AL Nichia 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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