Acebeam T15, Pictures, Quick Review

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Acebeam T15, Pictures, Quick Review


(L to R: Acebeam L15, Rayus PT10, Olight M22, Foursevens Maelstrom MM-X, Acebeam T15)

Official specs from Acebeam website:

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Features:

LED: Cree XM-L2 LED with a lifespan of 50,000hours
Max output 1000lumens (1*18650 or 2*CR123A)
Output following 5 modes (select modes by twisting light head) Mode 1: Firefly 0.2lms (1200hours) Mode 2: Low 30lms (50hours) Mode 3: Medium 280lms (5hours) Mode 4: High 1000lms (1hour&30mins) Mode 5: Strobe 1000lms

With memory function.(You can use the last mode at the next time.)

Working Voltage : 3.0V-13V
Max beam distance: 260Meters
Peak beam intensity: 16800cd (1meter distance)
Impact resistance:1.2Meters
Waterproof to IPX-8 standard
Size: 146.4mm(length)x35mm(head diameter)x25.4mm(tube diameter)
Weight: 140g(without battery)
Made of durable aircraft grade aluminum
Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Copper base plate for more efficient heat
Shiny smooth reflector and get perfect beam
Inside of each box included: 1x Acebeam T15 Flashlight 1x Acebeam nice gift package box 2x Replacement O-rings 1x Plastic rubber cap 1x Removable SS clip 1x User Manual 1x Holster 1x Lanyard 1x Warranty Card

The above features to the right claim to ANSI/NEMA FL1-2009 Standards. Tests are performed with 1× 18650(3.7V 3100mAh)battery.

The T15 is a relatively new model from Acebeam (formerly known as Supbeam), designed as a more compact tactical style flashlight with a slightly smaller head.

The T15 features a distinctive pattern on the body tube and tailcap (not traditional knurling) that does offer adequate grip.

The tailcap features three (3) protrusions to allow a more stable tailstanding.

Overall machining quality has improved over the Supbeam-era quality levels, definitely on par with Olight, Klarus, or Sunwayman (perhaps even slightly better, at least w/ my sample).

Another thing to note is that the stainless steel bezel DOES NOT PRESS against the glass lens, a system that is also employed on other flashlights like the Klarus XT11 which increases the impact resistance of the relatively fragile glass lens by placing it BEHIND an aluminum shelf. This way the impact forces from the steel bezel get transferred to the aluminum instead. Unfortunately most flashlights aren’t designed this way. The Foursevens Maelstrom MM-X bezel for example does sit directly over the glass lens and the consequences of which are obvious in this picture:

Mode switching on the T15 is done by loosening then tightening the head while the flashlight is on (moon, low, mid, high, strobe). Current level is memorized (including strobe). This is similar to Olight M22 but without the double and triple-click shortcuts on the Olight.

Overall a very well put together piece of kit with a design that is a departure from the earlier lights from the company. And to reiterate, top notch machining. Definitely recommended.

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It sounded pretty good until I read that the ui included twisting :Sp

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While the mode change mechanism isn’t my cup-o-tea I can definitely see how it’s attractive to anyone looking for a true “tactical” flashligjt that’s locked into a single mode so the button does the same thing every time you push it.

I’m more interested in the L15 personally, is there a review on it?

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