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Nextorch TA40 1040lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
1040 lm output
20306 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nextorch TA40 (TA40) released in 2014. It uses Cree XM-L2 U2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1040 lm output, 20306 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 285 m.

The TA40 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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The specifications below are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Nextorch TA40, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Nextorch TA40 (TA40) specifications

BrandNextorch
NameTA40
TypeTA40
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1351 user votes.
Launch2014
Formflashlight

Unlike ambient or overhead lighting sources, flashlights allow you to direct the light exactly where you need it.

Body

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

This 124 g flashlight would be considered slightly heavier than average for a handheld flashlight, but it is still within a reasonable weight range. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of TA40 has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components.

The HAIII coating offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The TA40 flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.

System

EmitterCree XM-L2 U2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company 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 used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The TA40 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better.

The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. Mechanical switches are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. The placement of the rear switch at the end of the TA40 flashlight facilitates a secure forward grip.

Performance

Flux1040 lm
Intensity20306 cd
Throw285 m
CD/LM factor19.53

With 1040 lm, the TA40 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The TA40 flashlight with 20306 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater 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.

Software

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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 TA40 flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features

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

The Nextorch TA40 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. Having a battery indicator allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. When the flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output. Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements for heat dissipation, such as heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contents2 x CR123A batteries
UC4 USB charger cable
clip
lanyard
nylon holster

The holster provides a reliable and convenient way to keep your flashlight securely protected when not in use. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it provides a more secure and stable hold.

The performance of the Nextorch TA40 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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