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Klarus G30 2450lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

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

The Klarus G30 (G30) 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.

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. Since the G30 flashlight automatically recalls the last used mode, there is no need to access higher brightness levels unless specifically required. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers

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Klarus G30 (G30) specifications

BrandKlarus
NameG30
TypeG30
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1362 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

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

Body

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 more tiring to hold for extended periods or less suitable for activities that require lightweight portability. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for G30 flashlight. Hard-Anodized Type III (HAIII) is a specific anodizing process that creates a thicker and harder oxide layer compared to regular anodizing. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

System

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 considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The orange peel (OP) reflector is a specific type of reflector commonly used in flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface. The G30 uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation.

The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches. Rear switches are commonly found on tactical flashlights designed for law enforcement, military, and self-defense purposes.

Performance

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

The 2450 lm output of G30 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. The G30 flashlight with 12100 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.

Software

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. Strobe mode on G30 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is recognized as an international distress call and is used to indicate an urgent need for assistance.

Features

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

The power source of the G30 flashlight is 3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about 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 from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.

Accessories

Package contents3 x 18650 batteries
lanyard
spare o-ring

Attaching a lanyard to your G30 flashlight provides an additional layer of security, reducing the risk of accidental drops or loss. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Klarus G30 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.

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