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Review /Odepro TM30 / 18650 Flashlight (Bundle)
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:16:45 PM »
This is the Odepro TM30 , sent for my review from Odepro and NO other compensation other than keeping the light.

The light (package) can be found on the main site ………(links are NON affiliated) …….. http://www.odepro.com/en/slingshot_56750.html

Or at Amazon …………. https://www.amazon.com/Odepro-Rechargeable-Tactical-Flashlight-Water-Res...

From my understanding this light is upgraded from the original version which was making 560 lumens , to what is making now at 750 lumens on the highest setting.

The TM30 arrived in an Amazon box with large bubble wrap and the Odepro box inside that. The Odepro box itself was well padded inside , with foam rubber on both sides of the contents and everything was packed in a neat order.
The package includes the TM30 , a 3000mAh (High Discharge) cell with the Odepro brand on it , A single cell intelli-charger , 2 extra O-rings and a lanyard.


The charger is your basic single cell intelli-charger with red indicator light when cell is charging and green indicator when the cell is fully charged and as mentioned the “Odepro” branded cell is included…..


The TM30 is a “Tactical” style light , with the side switch and tail switch both made onto the tailcap itself. The side switch on the tailcap sounds awkward at first , but it really is not nearly as awkward as one might think once you have the light in hand.
The clip is a nice design (although it could be a little thicker for more strength) with the tailcap actually holding it in place once the “tactical” grip or “cigar” grip is tightened down……..


The emitter is a XM-L2 U4 (cool white) and the reflector is an Orange peel. The light is rated at 750 lumens and my measurements are very close to that in the Turbo mode. The High mode I got a little higher reading and then the Medium and low modes were also very close to rated lumens. Those results are noted in the charts near the end of this review.


The light is made very well from everything I can see on it.
The knurling is well done and no thin or bare spots on the anodizing that I have found……


The threads are well cut and smooth and were lightly lubed when I inspected them……


The driver is somehow independent from the tailcap circuitry. The “pill” or driver compartment , is well made from a solid piece of aluminum , making for a solid shelf for the MCPCB to sit on and that in turn helps with the heat transfer. This piece is also made well threaded…..


A few beamshots from 100 yards to the gate on High and Turbo ….. 75 yards on same settings…….. 50 yards on Medium , High and Turbo and then the same settings at 25 yards……………


The UI is fairly simple to use. The main tail switch is for ON/OFF with a full click , or momentary on with a half press. When the light is turned on with the tail switch the side switch on the tail is used to change modes. The modes are changed with a simple press of the side (tail) switch and each press changes to the next mode down in descending order. There is also mode memory , so whatever mode you turn the light off in , is the mode the light will come back on in the next time. The momentary on will also use the last memorized mode. When the light is “OFF” the side (tail) switch is used for the strobe function only.

There is NO step down on this light from the Turbo or highest mode , but it really does not need it as explained below……….

During my runtime testing , I took measurements of the temperature with a laser thermometer each time I checked lumens at regular intervals. The light never got over 115 degrees at the hottest point and this was with the light turned on in Turbo mode and left running the entire time , with zero airflow , indoors at 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall this is a very well made light and has good output for only the 750 lumens than it has. The runtime is very good also with the lumen output the light has.

The only thing(s) I would suggest changing really is strengthening the clip a little and possibly upping the lumen output to around 1000 or slightly higher , as I feel the design could handle a bit more amperage and heat and would make it feel a little more “tactical” IMO with a higher output. I did notice some PWM in the Medium and Low modes on the video camera screen , but my eyes are not sensitive to the PWM , so I do not notice it otherwise.

I also tested the lumen output with a LG HE4 cell against the included Odepro cell and the readings were almost identical with both cells , so I am listing only the readings from the included cell.

Here are the charts I made on the runtime and lumen output………


Here is the Youtube link to the full video review with ALL the beamshots and outdoor live footage of the light............
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5S1qzr4efI&feature=youtu.be

And the listed information from the Odepro site......
Specifications:
Lamp Type:CREE XM-L2 (U4)
•Working Voltage:3-4.2V
•Lumens (brightness) :Turbo(750 lumens)-High(250 lumens)-Middle(50 lumens)-Low(12 lumens)-Strobe(280 lumens)
•Irradiation Distance:730 feet
•LED Runtime:50,000hours
•Waterproof Level:IPX 6, can prevent rain and living water
•Size:1.33*0.97*5.7 in
•Flashlight Weight:121.1g

Operation:

ON. When flashlight in OFF state, you can depress the switch partially and the light will turn on. Continue to press the switch until it click, it will remain on even though release your finger. -OFF. When flashlight in ON state, you can press the switch until it click and release your finger to off.
 How to change modes? When the flashlight is in ON state, press the side switch, you can change the four modes from turbo,low,middle and high mode. When the flashlight is in ON state,press the side switch for three seconds, you can enter SOS state. When the flashlight is in OFF state, press the side switch, you can enter Strobe state.