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Nextorch TA01 flashlight review

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

The Nextorch TA01 flashlight 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.

Curious if the Nextorch's flashlight is great? Keep reading to find out!

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The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Nextorch TA01, then tell us.

Nextorch TA01 / TA01

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.

Nextorch TA01 specifications

BrandNextorch
NameTA01
TypeTA01
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1419 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The TA01 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

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

The flashlight weighs 89 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the TA01 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. The TA01 flashlight is available in black.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

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

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The TA01 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

The TA01 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

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. The TA01 flashlight has 8556 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes1 mode
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

Features, battery, protections

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. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

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. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TA01 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 Nextorch 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

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • rotary switch
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

  • moderated performance
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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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.
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