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Jetbeam RRT03 Raptor XPG3 1400lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

3 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs
1400 lm output
5260 cd intensity
1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery

The Jetbeam RRT03 Raptor XPG3 flashlight released in 2020. It uses 3 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1400 lm output, 5260 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 145 m.

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Jetbeam RRT03 Raptor XPG3 / RRT03XPG3

The RRT03 Raptor XPG3 flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of RRT03 Raptor XPG3. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The RRT03 Raptor XPG3 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.

Jetbeam RRT03 Raptor XPG3 specifications

BrandJetbeam
NameRRT03 Raptor XPG3
TypeRRT03XPG3
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1416 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

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

Jetbeam RRT03 Raptor XPG3 / 3

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight90 g
Length92.3 mm
Head diameter26.8 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The RRT03 Raptor XPG3 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. 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 RRT03 Raptor XPG3 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The RRT03 Raptor XPG3 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Jetbeam RRT03 Raptor XPG3 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter3 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear, rotary front

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The TIR lens of the RRT03 Raptor XPG3 can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. The RRT03 Raptor XPG3 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the RRT03 Raptor XPG3 is rugged and durable. It can withstand harsh conditions and repeated use.

Jetbeam RRT03 Raptor XPG3 / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1400 lm
Intensity5260 cd
Throw145 m
CD/LM factor3.76

With 1400 lm, the RRT03 Raptor XPG3 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The RRT03 Raptor XPG3 flashlight has 5260 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

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

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. The RRT03 Raptor XPG3's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialsblue light
green light
red light
white light

The RRT03 Raptor XPG3 flashlight's power source is 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The RRT03 Raptor XPG3 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 contents18350 battery with microUSB
2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
spare rubber cover

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. 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 RRT03 Raptor 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 Jetbeam 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
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • tactical switch
  • rotary switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

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

Photos

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Jetbeam RRT03 Raptor XPG3 / RRT03XPG3

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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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