Imalent R30C 9000lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

3 x unspecified LEDs
9000 lm output
78960 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Imalent R30C flashlight released in 2021. It uses 3 x unspecified LEDs, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 9000 lm output, 78960 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 562 m.

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Imalent R30C / R30C

The R30C flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 6 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the R30C and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode.

Imalent R30C specifications

Rated 4 / 5 based on 1212 user votes.

This Imalent flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

Imalent R30C / 4

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight216 g
Length115 mm
Body diameter29 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 216 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

Imalent R30C / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter3 x unspecified LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The R30C 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. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Imalent R30C / 1

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux9000 lm
Intensity78960 cd
Throw562 m
CD/LM factor8.77

The R30C flashlight has 9000 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The flashlight has 78960 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. 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.

Imalent R30C / 3

Software, user interface, modes

Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

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.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1.5 m

The R30C flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. The R30C doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. The R30C 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. The R30C flashlight proudly boasts an exceptional impact resistance rating of 1.5 m.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
21700 battery with USB Type-C
USB Type-C cable
nylon holster

The included battery is picked by the manufacturer. It is picked for the best compatibility and performance with the R30C flashlight. 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 R30C 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 Imalent 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.


  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster


  • unspecified LED
  • cool light
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic


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David Hagon
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