Klarus XT30R 1800lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XHP35 HI D4 LED
1800 lm output
168195 cd intensity
1 x BP2 Li-Ion battery pack

The Klarus XT30R (XT30R) released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HI D4 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x BP2 Li-Ion battery pack. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 168195 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 820 m.

The XT30R flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The XT30R 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. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight. You can use it with alternative power sources.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Klarus XT30R, then tell us.

Klarus XT30R (XT30R) specifications

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This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.


Weight354 g
Length250.3 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter58 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 354 g flashlight might feel relatively heavy if held in hand. 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 XT30R has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The XT30R flashlight is available in black.


EmitterCree XHP35 HI D4 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear, mode pedal 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 SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The XT30R flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The XT30R flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.


Flux1800 lm
Intensity168195 cd
Throw820 m
CD/LM factor93.44

With 1800 lm, the XT30R flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The 168195 cd flashlight is intensely bright. It can provide great visibility and boost safety in low-light or dark places. 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.


Modes4 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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The XT30R's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.


Battery1 x BP2 Li-Ion battery pack
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmagnetic USB
Thermal regulationyes

The XT30R flashlight's power source is 1 x BP2 Li-Ion battery pack. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The built-in charger allows for convenient and versatile charging. You can use various USB power sources to recharge the battery. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

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.


Package contentsBP2 battery pack
magnetic USB charger cable
nylon holster
spare o-ring

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. 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 Klarus XT30R flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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