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Acebeam TK18 CU Samsung 3000lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

3 x Samsung LH351D LEDs
3000 lm output
6110 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Acebeam TK18 CU Samsung flashlight released in 2019. It uses 3 x Samsung LH351D LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3000 lm output, 6110 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 156 m.

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Acebeam TK18 CU Samsung / TK18CUS

The TK18 CU Samsung is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of TK18 CU Samsung. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The TK18 CU Samsung mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Acebeam TK18 CU Samsung specifications

BrandAcebeam
NameTK18 CU Samsung
TypeTK18CUS
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1401 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light where you need it.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight124.5 g
Length105 mm
Body diameter23 mm
Head diameter25.5 mm
Materialcopper
Colorscopper

The TK18 CU Samsung is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The TK18 CU Samsung flashlight comes in a stylish copper color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter3 x Samsung LH351D LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear

Samsung has a strong focus on research and development. They continuously strive to innovate and improve their LED technologies. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The TIR lens of the TK18 CU Samsung can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux3000 lm
Intensity6110 cd
Throw156 m
CD/LM factor2.04

With 3000 lm, the TK18 CU Samsung flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The TK18 CU Samsung flashlight has 6110 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. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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. The TK18 CU Samsung flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light.

Features, battery, protections

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

The TK18 CU Samsung flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The TK18 CU Samsung cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. 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
clip
lanyard
spare rubber cover

The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TK18 CU Samsung 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
  • TIR lens
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

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

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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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