Review /Odepro TM30 / 18650 Flashlight (Bundle)

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Review /Odepro TM30 / 18650 Flashlight (Bundle)

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…..

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.

EDIT: I for got to add the beamshots , so here they are ……. 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…………… ………..

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

Video followed by listed specs………….


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.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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Seems similar to Thorfire and a Sofirn lighs that are IPX 8 and do a few hundred lumens more.
Am I missing something that warrants a cost that is twice as much? $60

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Calaveras wrote:
Seems similar to Thorfire and a Sofirn lighs that are IPX 8 and do a few hundred lumens more. Am I missing something that warrants a cost that is twice as much? $60

I am not trying to be a smart Azz nor am I trying to be defensive but…………

I do these reviews for the members here and others as much as anything , plus with me being disabled and not working , it gives me something to do , that helps pass the time and doesn’t put too much strain on my broken down old body.

I just review them and give my honest opinion on the lights. I do these reviews though , a lot for the reason you are stating , so that people can see the light itself , see how they are put together and see some of the features and output compared to other lights (in the video portion) see the beamshots and so on , so that they can make their own observations and form their own opinion.

Hopefully with all the reviews I have done , I have helped at least a few people to know what they are about to buy , before they just go and buy a light not knowing anything about it.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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It was not my intention to ruffle feathers, but I did not see a price one the manufacture’s website and had to click the amazon link to find a price. While price is not the only factor in deciding what to buy, if it is a mediocre light at a great price I might consider it. On the other hand I have spent $70 on a light, but it was not an average EDC light.

I hope you continue to get lights to review.

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Calaveras wrote:
It was not my intention to ruffle feathers, but I did not see a price one the manufacture’s website and had to click the amazon link to find a price. While price is not the only factor in deciding what to buy, if it is a mediocre light at a great price I might consider it. On the other hand I have spent $70 on a light, but it was not an average EDC light. I hope you continue to get lights to review.

For the time being, Odepro only sold its products on Amazon, so we didn't add any other prices on our website just showing the amazon link. Thanks for your attention.

Also, TM30 is worthy of its every cent~~ We had upgraded it recent days and it would be a completely new one

☆☆☆ Go more healthily and see further outdoors with Odepro ☆☆☆

 

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robo819, thanks for your unbiased and impartial review for our TM30~~we like it very much

☆☆☆ Go more healthily and see further outdoors with Odepro ☆☆☆

 

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Odepro Outdoors wrote:

robo819, thanks for your unbiased and impartial review for our TM30~~we like it very much

Glad to do the review for you and also I am glad to know that you like an honest opinion of your product.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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Would there be any way to see just the static pix without the “slideshow” for each one? Hard nigh impossible to be able to zoom in, scroll around, etc., on just one “slide” from a pic, to see something in more detail.

At least old browsers would let you just hit <esc> to turn off animations, but no more. They just keep going, and going, and going…

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Lightbringer wrote:
Would there be any way to see just the static pix without the “slideshow” for each one? Hard nigh impossible to be able to zoom in, scroll around, etc., on just one “slide” from a pic, to see something in more detail.

At least old browsers would let you just hit <esc> to turn off animations, but no more. They just keep going, and going, and going…

Not trying to be rude in any way with this , but an explanation of why I do it the way I do……………

A lot of the reason is that I do not simply do a single review and post it to BLF , but I also post a few other places and the same steps have to be done for each forum I post into , so the review you see here is pretty much mirrored on the TFF forum going through the same steps (excluding all the captioning / typing) , as I usually save that and then copy and paste where needed.

I could post the stills of each picture that is in the slides or GIF’s , but then there would be those who would rather see the GIF animations more than likely , so that they don’t have to scroll through the average 25 to 40 stills (of the light itself) that are included in the GIF’s that I usually post , plus the dozen up to 20 or 25 ? beamshots.
It would also be a lot more time consuming to make both the GIF’s and do the static pictures both on the same review.

As it is now to do all the slides of the light and also the beamshots into a video segment and sit and label each picture with the caption that is included in the video segment , convert that to a smaller format and save it , then make the segment of live footage outside doing comparisons and convert that over to a smaller format , do the introduction , or the beginning segment of the video and convert it over , then put all the segments together into one movie , get it all uploaded to Youtube and get it all posted not only here , but in the TFF forum , on my Youtube channel and on my dedicated Facebook Flashlight review page and get all those final links sent to the company or supplier ……..(deep breath before continuing….lol)

Then there is the making of the GIF’s saving those , then going over to the image host page and uploading them , after that then I have to take and post each GIF link to this forum and to the TFF forum induvidually.
All those pictures and beamshots alone would take 3 to 4 times the space on the browser pages I am sure , plus the extra time of sitting and doing all of that. There is also the runtime , Lumens and amperage charts that are uploaded to the host page and then linked here and TFF plus the hours of time spent doing all of that.

I already have an average of as little as 11 or 12 hours , up to as many as probably 18 to 20 hours wrapped up in each of these reviews , so the extra work is not something I really want to consider trying to get both still pictures and GIF’s in the same review.

If I didn’t actually enjoy doing the reviews I would have probably quit doing them long ago , because when you consider the $15 to $30 lights that companies ask to be reviewed many times , well that comes out wayyyyyy below the pay that anyone would work for at any job I am sure.
Yes I do get some more expensive lights that make it well worth while , time to monetary value wise , but the amount of time spent on most all lights to review is about the same.

Now before you call me an Azz H*^E or anything like that ………
I was not venting and not complaining , as stated this is kind of an explanation of why I do the reviews the way I do them. I DO enjoy doing these reviews and I do them as much to help others make a decision on buying a light as anything , instead of just buying a light based on the pictures you see on the websites and the specs they decide to throw out there as many of the companies do.

Also if there is any certain piece or part you want to see in a still picture , just PM me and ask. I will be more than glad to send whatever it is you are wanting to see right to you.

My apologies for getting so long winded , not only to you LB but everyone who might read this.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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Nah, I didn’t take anything as rude or whatnot.

I figured it took you more time and effort to put together the “slideshow” for each pic, vs just leaving them as static pix.

If I really needed to see a pic in more detail, it’s possible, sure, but tedious. Ie, save the pic, crank it through IrfanView or whatever could split 1 slideshow pic to multiple images, then finally look at the individual pic.

Beamshots are great to see the same scene in different lighting, but pix of the box, the light, etc., probably don’t need it.

Anyway, was just curious.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Nah, I didn’t take anything as rude or whatnot.

I figured it took you more time and effort to put together the “slideshow” for each pic, vs just leaving them as static pix.

If I really needed to see a pic in more detail, it’s possible, sure, but tedious. Ie, save the pic, crank it through IrfanView or whatever could split 1 slideshow pic to multiple images, then finally look at the individual pic.

Beamshots are great to see the same scene in different lighting, but pix of the box, the light, etc., probably don’t need it.

Anyway, was just curious.

Actually it is quicker in the end it seems to make the GIF slide , because I can add the pictures I want for each GIF in one spot , save the slide to a folder , then upload to the host site. Once that is done I may only have like 7 GIF links to upload to the host site and place in the forums vs 25 to 40 individual links to each still picture , to copy , paste and repeat that many times , going back and forth to the images after each one , to copy the links and post each one in the forum (s).

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC