Re : Review Klarus 360X3

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Re : Review Klarus 360X3

Klarus new innovations in tactical flashlights quite amazing. The Klarus 360X3 is versatile and very effective for all types of situations where a powerful beam of light is required. Let’s take a detailed look this powerful illumination device.

The presentation of Klarus 360X3 box is great. Slip out type of box with black foam inserts cut outs to protect the flashlight and all contents with the box. The construction is very thick material. Not flimsy cardboard. Matte black finish with picture of flashlight gives a great visual appearance of Klarus 360X3

The contents inside includes

Klarus 360X3 Flashlight
Klarus branded 18650 Battery(18GT-IMR31)
Pocket Clip
Spare “ O “ ring
Micro USB charging cable.
Instruction manual in different languages
Warranty card
Klarus branded lanyard
Neoprene holster with anti accidental turn on prevention.
The base of holster has cup at bottom to prevent light accidentally activation “ on “ when carried in holster.

The build quality on this flashlight is EXCELLENT. Made of Aerospace Aluminum Alloy. The hard anodized type 6061-T6, Mil-Spec HAIII protects flashlight from EXTREME environments. Dual firm brass springs on tail cap and head area greatly aids in conductivity from battery. Also helps battery from rattle or recoil if gun mounted. O rings seals prevent any type of moisture entrance into flashlight. The front of flashlight head is encased by a stainless steel strike bezel. The strike bezel protects Anti Reflective coated lens. Stainless steel bezel can be used DEFENSIVE TOOL in case of emergency. Fend off attackers, use as STRIKING TOOL in ANY DANGEROUS situation. The pocket clip is rugged and not flimsy so flashlight can be attached easily with very little effort. The pocket clip hold has firm grip once attached.

The Engineering is well thought out and designed with emphasis on safety.

The comfort silicon knurling on flashlight body along with anti slip dots on tail cap area help aid for usability. The rubberized knurling on handle helps aid for non slipping grip of light. The anti slip dots provides easy location of switch in total darkness. Both features are easily accessible WITH or WITHOUT gloves on.

Intelligent Thermal Protection System(ITS): monitors and auto-adjusts outputs in real time. To protect LED and components from overheating and damage.

Intelligent Battery Identification System (IBIS): Adjusts battery output by monitoring the discharge rates. Compatible with 18650, CR123A, and 16340 batteries.

Intelligent Charging System (ICS): Micro-USB charging port with real-time monitoring to prevent overcharging, over-discharge protection, high current protection, high temperature protection.

The switch indicator ring illuminates different colors so visually one can see battery power life status.
Green light indicates : 70% to 100%
Orange light indicates : 40% to 70%
Red light indicates : under 40%
Red flashing light indicates : severely low power needs recharging.

Please note : 18650 is the ONLY battery that will work using color charging indicator process.

Reverse polarity protection : protects damage of flashlight if batteries are inserted backwards.
Tail and side switches can be put out on “ lock out “ mode. The safety feature prevents accidental turning on of light, saves battery drains from storage/ travel, and avoiding serious eye injury.

The Klarus 360X3 manufacturing specifications are clearly indicated with very detailed information about flashlight.

The LED light source : CREE XHP 70.2 LED with lifespan of 50,000 hours
Working Voltage: 3.0V-8.4V.
Compatible Batteries: 1 × 18650, 2 x CR123A, or 2 x Klarus 16340.
Reflector: Orange Peel. For balanced dispersal of light beam
Anti Reflective tempered glass coating lens. Scratch resistant.
Switch: 360-Degree Tail Cap Dual-Switch + Side Switch.
Dimensions: Head – 41.0mm (1.61”) diameter Body – 27.2mm (1.07”) diameter Length – 153.0mm (6.02”)
Weight: 6.83 oz with battery.

Klarus 360X3 specifications as per ANSI/FL1 standards.

The flashlight has 4 light mode levels and 2 flash modes.
Turbo : 3200 lumens Run time : 0.75 hours Candela : 20022 Beam Distance : 283 Meters
High : 400 lumens Run time : 4 hours Candela : 2550 Beam Distance : 101 Meters
Medium : 100 lumens Run time : 16 hours Candela : 625 Beam Distance : 50 Meters
Low : 15 lumens Run time : 82 hours Candela : 100 Beam Distance : 20 Meters

The 2 flashing modes include Strobe and SOS
Strobe : 3200 lumens Run time : 1.5 hours
Sos : 100 lumens Run time : 48 hours

IPX68 Rating:: Waterproof : Water submersible to 2 meters
Impact Resistant : 1 Meter

The light has 2 modes programmed for use in different situations
Tactical Mode : Law Enforcement, Military
Outdoor Mode : Outdoors, Every Day Carry
Changing between Tactical and Outdoor Modes : Press side switch and Omni Rotation simultaneously to switch from the different modes

The orange peel reflector design disperses light beam evenly with great lighting whether near or far distances. The center hot spot is evenly dispersed with VERY LITTLE light artifacts. The hot spot is not tight focused and decent sized allowing for good throw distance and flood of light beam.

Operation of light is controlled by 3 switches.
Tail cap Main Switch
360 Omni Rotation rear switch
Front Side Switch

The user interface is pretty simple and can be controlled by any one of the 3 switches.

In Tactical Mode.

Tail Cap Main Switch: Gentle half press for momentary “ Turbo “ Full press click locks in full “ Turbo “

360 Omni Rotation Rear Switch : Pressing anywhere around circular disc controls functions performed. Gentle half press for momentary “ Strobe “ Full press for 3 seconds locks in full “ Strobe “. Once light is “ on “ pressing 360 Omni Switch cycles through low, high, and turbo light outputs.

Front Side Switch :Short press to activate “ on “. Short press again to cycle thought light outputs. The sequence is turbo, medium, low. Long press turns light “ off “. Double click for Strobe. Double click again for SOS . Standard click returns to regular mode.

In Outdoor Mode

Tail Cap Main Switch : Gentle half press for momentary “ Turbo “ Full press click locks in full “ Turbo “

360 Omni Rotation Rear Switch : Pressing anywhere around circular disc controls functions performed. Gentle half press for momentary “ Strobe “ Full press for 3 seconds locks in full “ Strobe “. Once light is “ on “ pressing 360 Omni Switch cycles through low, high, and turbo light outputs.

Front Side Switch :Short press to activate “ on “. Short press again to cycle thought light outputs. The sequence is turbo, medium, low. Long press turns light “ off “.Double click for Strobe. Double click again for SoS. Standard click returns back to regular mode.

Now onto the durability/ torture tests to see engineering and build quality.

The Klarus 360X3 is rated at IPX68. Waterproof up to 2 meters. Tossed light into deep side of swimming pool. Left submerged for 1.5 hours. Pulled light from pool unscrewed tail cap looked inside. Completely dry. No sign of water entrance into light. Turned on light. Cycled through all light modes with NO PROBLEMS.

The impact resistance rating is 1 meter. Dropped light from waist high height 3 times. 1 drop on side, 1 drop on stainless strike bezel. 1 tail cap Then took light and threw hard on a cement wall 2 times. Turned on light. Light cycled through all outputs with NO ISSUES.

The crush test really showed how well built the Klarus 360X3 is. The vehicle used is 2018 Toyota Rav 4. Ran over light 6 times. 2 times in drive completely running over light. 2 times in drive mode. 2 times in reverse mode. Retrieved light. Turned on light. Cycled through all light outputs like A CHARM!!!

The Klarus 360X3 is built like a TANK. Extremely durable and SUPER tough.

In conclusion, Klarus Engineering Design, build quality, innovative features make them one of the top contenders in the flashlight market today.

I would like to personally thank Carolyn, Sean and rest of crew at flashlightz.

For more information on how to get your own. Please visit flashlightz.com