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On The Road M3 Pro XPL 1020lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L V6 LED
1020 lm output
2500 cd intensity
1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery

The On The Road M3 Pro XPL (M3PROXPL) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L V6 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1020 lm output, 2500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 100 m.

The M3 Pro XPL is a powerful and reliable flashlight. With its impressive illumination capabilities and durable construction, it serves as an exceptional lighting tool for various situations and environments. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The mode memory of M3 Pro XPL eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time.

The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries, offering a more eco-friendly and cost-effective solution.

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On The Road M3 Pro XPL (M3PROXPL) specifications

BrandOn The Road
NameM3 Pro XPL
Rated 4/5 based on 1273 user votes.

The M3 Pro XPL flashlight offers precise and focused illumination. Unlike ambient or overhead lighting sources, flashlights allow you to direct the light exactly where you need it.


Weight38 g
Length73 mm
Body diameter20 mm
Head diameter23 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The M3 Pro XPL is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. The length of the M3 Pro XPL 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. The aluminium body of M3 Pro XPL has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components, such as the LED or battery.

The body of M3 Pro XPL flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The M3 Pro XPL flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.


EmitterCree XP-L V6 LED
Color temperature6500 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The orange peel reflector of M3 Pro XPL is designed to improve the beam characteristics of the flashlight by diffusing the light emitted from the light source.

The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. This can increase the overall brightness and efficiency of the M3 Pro XPL flashlight. The M3 Pro XPL has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation.


Flux1020 lm
Intensity2500 cd
Throw100 m
CD/LM factor2.45

With 1020 lm, the M3 Pro XPL flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. With 2500 cd, the M3 Pro XPL 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. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output. It quantifies the concentration of light emitted by the flashlight in relation to the total amount of light produced.


Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The M3 Pro XPL has mode memory. 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 M3 Pro XPL flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The M3 Pro XPL has an SOS signal mode. The SOS code consists of three short signals, followed by three long signals, and then three short signals again.


Battery1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes

The power source of the M3 Pro XPL flashlight is 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. Having a battery indicator on a flashlight is beneficial as it allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. It helps prevent unexpected power failures during critical situations and ensures that the flashlight is ready for use when needed.

The USB charger port on a flashlight can be particularly useful in emergency situations where access to power outlets may be limited. When the M3 Pro XPL flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.

The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.


Package contents2 x spare o-rings
USB Type-C cable

The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Instead of searching for compatible O-rings or waiting for replacements to arrive, having spare O-rings readily available allows for convenient and immediate repairs or replacements.

The performance of the On The Road M3 Pro XPL 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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