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Klarus G30 flashlight review

Cree MT-G2 LED
2450 lm output
12100 cd intensity
3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Klarus G30 flashlight was released in 2018. It uses Cree MT-G2 LED, OP reflector and 3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2450 lm output, 12100 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 220 m.

Curious if the G30 shines bright? You'll find out soon!

Table of Contents

  • Klarus G30 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Klarus G30 / G30

The G30 is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The G30 flashlight recalls the last used mode. So, you don't need to access higher brightness levels unless you need to. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Klarus G30 specifications

BrandKlarus
NameG30
TypeG30
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1458 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Klarus flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Klarus G30 / 3

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight280 g
Length134 mm
Body diameter47.5 mm
Head diameter47.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The heavier flashlight may be tiring to hold for a long time. It may also be unsuitable for activities that need light weight. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for G30 flashlight. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

Klarus G30 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree MT-G2 LED
Color temperature5500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, electronic rear

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 OP reflector is a specific type of reflector, it is commonly used in flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. The G30 uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation.

The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

Klarus G30 / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2450 lm
Intensity12100 cd
Throw220 m
CD/LM factor4.94

The 2450 lm output of G30 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The G30 flashlight has 12100 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. 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

Modes4 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. Strobe mode on G30 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

Features, battery, protections

Battery3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The G30 flashlight's power source is 3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The G30 doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents3 x 18650 batteries
lanyard
spare o-ring

Attaching a lanyard to your G30 flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. 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 G30 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 Klarus 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

  • aluminium body
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof

Cons

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

Photos

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Klarus G30 / G30

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Updated: April 23, 2024

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.