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Nextorch TA01 500lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-G3 LED
500 lm output
8556 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nextorch TA01 (TA01) released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-G3 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 500 lm output, 8556 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 185 m.

The TA01 is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. This flashlight does not have memory function.

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Nextorch TA01 (TA01) specifications

BrandNextorch
NameTA01
TypeTA01
Rating
Rated 4/5 based on 1202 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The TA01 flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.

Body

Weight89 g
Length135 mm
Body diameter23 mm
Head diameter30 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 89 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The length of the TA01 flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium body of TA01 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.

Hard-Anodized Type III (HAIII) is a specific anodizing process that creates a thicker and harder oxide layer compared to regular anodizing. It involves subjecting the aluminum to a higher voltage and a sulfuric acid bath, resulting in a dense and durable coating. The TA01 flashlight is available in black.

System

EmitterCree XP-G3 LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, rotary rear

The emitter of TA01 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The TA01 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams.

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 TA01 flashlight can be a useful option, providing additional versatility and convenience in operating the flashlight. The TA01 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. The rear switch of TA01 is typically operated with the thumb or finger, making it easily accessible and convenient to use. The positioning of the switch at the rear of the flashlight allows for natural and intuitive operation, particularly in one-handed scenarios.

Performance

Flux500 lm
Intensity8556 cd
Throw185 m
CD/LM factor17.11

500 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks, it may not be sufficient for certain scenarios or individuals with specific requirements. With 8556 cd, the TA01 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances. 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.

Software

Modes1 mode
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Nextorch TA01 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The TA01 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. A protected battery is recommended as the light itself does not have low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contentsclip
lanyard
spare o-ring

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. 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 Nextorch TA01 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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