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Nextorch TA4 flashlight review

Cree XP-G2 LED
460 lm output
11025 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nextorch TA4 flashlight was released in 2014. It uses Cree XP-G2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 460 lm output, 11025 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 210 m.

Curious if this Nextorch flashlight is great? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • Nextorch TA4 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Nextorch TA4 / TA4

The TA4 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 3 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Nextorch TA4 specifications

BrandNextorch
NameTA4
TypeTA4
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1435 user votes.
Launch2014
Formflashlight

The TA4 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Nextorch TA4 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight124 g
Length147 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter34 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 124 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. 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 TA4 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion.

The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The TA4 flashlight is available in black.

Nextorch TA4 / 3

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-G2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch is at the end of the TA4 flashlight. It helps you hold it securely.

Nextorch TA4 / 4

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux460 lm
Intensity11025 cd
Throw210 m
CD/LM factor23.97

460 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The TA4 flashlight has 11025 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. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Nextorch TA4 / 2

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
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 TA4 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TA4 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. 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 contents18650 battery
UC4 USB charger cable
clip
nylon holster

The included battery lets you immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications. It saves time and allows you to focus on your tasks or activities. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TA4 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
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • no mode memory
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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