Jetbeam TH20 SMO (2017) review

Cree XHP70.2 LED
3150 lm output
25600 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Jetbeam TH20 SMO (TH20SMO) released in 2017. It uses Cree XHP70.2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3150 lm output, 25600 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 320 m.

This light has 4 modes of lighting. This light does not have memory function. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Jetbeam TH20 SMO (TH20SMO) specifications

NameTH20 SMO
Rated 3/5 based on 1032 user votes.


The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight230.5 g
Length160.8 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish


The emitter of TH20 SMO manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The TH20 SMO has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

EmitterCree XHP70.2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, electronic rear


The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux3150 lm
Intensity25600 cd
Throw320 m
CD/LM factor8.13


The TH20 SMO is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno


The TH20 SMO 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.

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationyes


It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your TH20 SMO. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents18650 battery
nylon holster
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover

The performance of the Jetbeam TH20 SMO 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.

The specifications above 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 Jetbeam TH20 SMO, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Jetbeam TH20 SMO (TH20SMO) pictures

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