Disclaimer : Thank you Acebeam for sending me this free sample for reviewing purpose
Sooo, I got the new M10 in my mailbox…
First I didn’t see it in the cardboard, that tan color sure is a true camouflage ! Don’t drop it in the sand !
Here is my standard French speaking video for those who want to sleep fast ( )
And a bunch of sweet pics :
A comparison with other AA lights, from left to right :
Thorfire TG06, Olight S1A, Klarus Mi7 and Acebeam M10
Now for the overall impressions :
THIS is how you make an AA tail clicky flashlight !
I received the Tan version, and really like the color. It’s a flat, quite matte color without any sign of gold. (I’m sure that a Convoy S2+ in that color would sell well )
Machining is good, no burr or anything.
The knurling is a bit aggressive which gives a good grip to the flashlight.
The threads are triangular without any problem to screw the head or the tail.
It’s a REALLY compact light, which keeps the diameter as small as reasonably possible (see the pictures).
There are two versions of UI :
I have the latter, and really like it.
The mode spacing is good, with 3-50-224 lumens respectively.
The tail switch is reverse, and the clicking is great without any play.
It has mode memory and there’s no minimum ON time to activate it, I like that !
I’ve tested it with a 14500 and don’t like it.
The low mode is quite the same, but there is a huge jump between Low and Mid. The Mid with 14500 is as bright as the High with AA ! Then the High is higher of course, but to me the mode spacing is totally ruined with a li-ion. I’ll stay with AA/Ni-Mh.
The emitter is an XP-G3, in a pure white color. I’m not a fan of CW emitter, this one have a slight green hue in the smooth transition between the hot spot and the spill.
I think there will be a Nichia version, because the package has a ticking box for either Nichia or XP-G3
- Compact, well finished
- Powerful for an AA
- Choices in various colors
- Really cold white (depends on your taste)
- Mode spacing with 14500
It does have a copper MCPCB, though I didn’t test if it is DTP or not…
It has a good amount of grey thermal paste (good quality I think)
Switch assembly :