Tank007 PT10 E-Q5 230lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XR-E Q5 LED
230 lm output
19600 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Tank007 PT10 E-Q5 flashlight released in 2016. It uses Cree XR-E Q5 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 230 lm output, 19600 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 280 m.

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Tank007 PT10 E-Q5 / PT10EQ5

The PT10 E-Q5 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode.

Tank007 PT10 E-Q5 specifications

NamePT10 E-Q5
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1385 user votes.

This Tank007 flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight119 g
Length128 mm
Body diameter26 mm
Head diameter32.6 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 119 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The body of PT10 E-Q5 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XR-E Q5 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical 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. Flashlights use the smooth reflector when long-range light is important. This includes searchlights and thrower flashlights. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments.

Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The rear switch of the PT10 E-Q5 is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux230 lm
Intensity19600 cd
Throw280 m
CD/LM factor85.22

You mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys or navigating in dimly lit areas. 230 lm can be enough. It can also be enough for occasional use around the house. The PT10 E-Q5 flashlight has 19600 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. 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

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno
Impact resistance1.5 m

The Tank007 PT10 E-Q5 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The PT10 E-Q5 doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this. A flashlight's impact resistance can vary. It depends on its design, construction, and intended use.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentslanyard
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. 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 PT10 E-Q5 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 Tank007 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.


  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • low-voltage protection
  • waterproof


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


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