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Nextorch TA30 Max 2100lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XHP50.2 LED
2100 lm output
15625 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Nextorch TA30 Max flashlight released in 2017. It uses Cree XHP50.2 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2100 lm output, 15625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 250 m.

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Nextorch TA30 Max / TA30MAX

The TA30 Max flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The TA30 Max 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.

Nextorch TA30 Max specifications

BrandNextorch
NameTA30 Max
TypeTA30MAX
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1412 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

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

Nextorch TA30 Max / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight148 g
Length153 mm
Body diameter28 mm
Head diameter38 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The TA30 Max is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. 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 TA30 Max has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The TA30 Max flashlight is available in black.

Nextorch TA30 Max / 4

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP50.2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, rotary 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 TA30 Max 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 TA30 Max 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. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation. It enables rapid response and tactical moves.

Nextorch TA30 Max / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2100 lm
Intensity15625 cd
Throw250 m
CD/LM factor7.44

With 2100 lm, the TA30 Max flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The TA30 Max flashlight has 15625 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. 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.

Nextorch TA30 Max / 3

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

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.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TA30 Max flashlight's power source is 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The TA30 Max cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. 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.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents21700 battery with USB Type-C
clip
lanyard

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TA30 Max 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
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • rotary switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • 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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