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 lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The mode memory of XT30R eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers The USB charger port allows you to charge your flashlight using alternative power sources, making them even more suitable for outdoor adventures or emergency situations where access to electricity may be limited.

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Klarus XT30R (XT30R) specifications

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Flashlights are compact and lightweight, making them highly portable. They can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them 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 would be considered relatively heavy for a handheld flashlight. Flashlights in this weight range may have features like extended battery life, intense brightness, or rugged construction for heavy-duty use. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands.

Aluminium body of XT30R is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments. The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. 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 and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The primary function of the smooth reflector (SMO) is to precisely focus and project the light emitted from the light source into a defined beam pattern. The smooth surface allows for greater reflectivity and light concentration, resulting in a more focused and intense beam with a longer throw distance.

This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. The multiple switch configuration on the XT30R flashlight can be a useful option, providing additional versatility and convenience in operating the flashlight. The XT30R has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation.

The XT30R has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches are known for their durability and reliability. They are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. With a rear switch of XT30R flashlight, the operation of the flashlight is often straightforward and easy to grasp. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off, eliminating the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.


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. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. The intense brightness of a 168195 cd flashlight can provide exceptional visibility and enhance safety in low-light or dark environments. It can help with target identification, provide effective signaling capabilities, or serve as a powerful tool for self-defense.

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.


Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The XT30R has mode memory. 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. The strobe function on the XT30R flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The XT30R has an SOS signal mode. The SOS code consists of three short signals, followed by three long signals, and then three short signals again.


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

The power source of the XT30R flashlight is 1 x BP2 Li-Ion battery pack, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. Having a battery indicator on a flashlight is beneficial as it allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. It helps prevent unexpected power failures during critical situations and ensures that the flashlight is ready for use when needed.

This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with a USB power source. When the XT30R flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection 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 additional expense of purchasing a battery separately. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.

The performance of the Klarus XT30R 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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