Whatever Happened to the Klarus G30?

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Glennac
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Whatever Happened to the Klarus G30?

So whatever happened to this light? It has virtually disappeared from the market. And the last remaining suppliers want $100.

I’m particularly interested in it’s size, power, and compactness. It would be my first soda can light. Not interested in the larger G35. I have the G20 and want its bigger brother. Did the failures I’m reading about doom it? And what might you suggest as comparable?

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http://www.klaruslight.com/

lol seems their website got hacked

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I’m guessing it’s because the MT-G2 is an older LED, so they moved on to the XHP series instead. Too bad, because I love MT-G2s.

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$100 was the original price. I’ve seen them as low as $60. I expect it’s no longer in production, probably in large part due to being an older model.

As to why it hasn’t been updated, I think the market lately isn’t rewarding lights with modest peak output. As a tool for steady-state illumination, the G30 does a good job, makes full output on a low battery, doesn’t overheat, and has great tint, but it isn’t really impressive. Furthermore, the people who most care about great tint also tend to care about color rendering, and the G30’s CRI is around 70. This is the main reason I don’t regularly use mine (I could potentially be talked in to selling it).

Haikelite makes a similar light, the MT01, which optionally uses the same MT-G2 emitter. It’s a solid performer with the additional benefit of being able to run on fewer than 3 cells when needed. The UI lacks shortcuts, but I consider that a lower priority on a light like this than something meant for everyday carry.

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Thanks folks. Good info.

I have a Sofirn SP36 coming. Might that be considered comparable?

LOL! Yes, I had noticed the high jacked website earlier this morning.

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Lexel wrote:
http://www.klaruslight.com/

lol seems their website got hacked

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