[Review] Wurkkos TS30S || SBT90.2 , 1 x 21700 | A compact monster thrower

The flashlight was sent to me by Wurkkos for review.
Product's link: Wuben TS30S

The flashlight comes in a big cardboard box.

One finds the following accessories included in the box:

  • 1 x 21700 5000mAh battery.
  • 2 x replacement o-rings.
  • 21700 to 18650 adapter tube.
  • USB Type C charging cable.
  • Wrist lanyard.
  • Tactical bezel.
  • User manual.

The Wurkkos TS30S comes in a black anodized finish.

The form factor of the Wurrkos TS30S resembles a chunkier C8.

The head of the flashlight integrates a lot of metal and heat sinking grooves.

Its body has some square grooving that helps the overall grip.

The flashlight's operated via an e-switch that's mounted in the lower part of its head.
The switch is tactile and comes with an indicator LED embedded into it.

Since the flashlight comes with the Anduril firmware, the e-switch's brightness can be easily programmed (Off, Low, High, Blinking)
Additionally, the indicator LED will also shine up to indicate the battery's charge level while recharging.

The charging port is placed opposite the e-switch.
A regular USB Type C is used by the charging interface of the flashlight.
A rubber flap ensure that any moisture or dust is kept outside.

The TS30S comes with a sandblasted metal bezel which is lightly crenulated

The manufacturer also includes a tactical bezel that looks quite horrifying

The flashlight makes use of a smooth reflector and a Luminus SBT90.2 emitter.
The centering of the emitter is on point.

The head can be easily taken apart.

Here's a close look at the emitter and its copper PCB.
The black gasket is used to align the reflector with the emitter.
Plenty of thermal paste seems to be in place.

The tail of the TS30S has two protruding metal flaps. The flaps are flat, so they allow the unit to tailstand.

A large double spring is used as the negative terminal.
The PCB is held in place via a retainer ring.

Here's the spring assembly and its rear side.

The drive is glued into the head of the flashlight.
A large brass tab is used as the positive terminal in order to decrease the overall resistance.

The tail comes with square cut and anodized threads, which allows the flashlight to get mechanically locker out.
Both threads arrived nicely lubricated.

User Interface

The Wurkkos TS30S comes with the Anduril firmware, which is one of my favorite UIs.
For those who are unfamiliar, Anduril is a very advanced firmware that allows you complete control over every aspect of the user interface.

Trying to go through all the available actions supported by Anduril would probably result in a huge pile of text, so instead I'll just share
a cheatsheet


Here's my output measurements using the included 21700 cell.

The Wurkkos TS30S pushes 4960 lumen at turn-on while drawing almost 20A of current.
Both numbers are impressive. The SBT90.2 is a beast of an emitter.
Additionally, the moonlight was measured at 2mA.

I've also measured the standby drain:

As you can see the standby drain with the indicator LED on off or low are excellent.
With the indicator at High, the TS30S will draw almost 1.5mA. At such power level the indicator LED gets very bright - If I'm not mistaken that's the brightest indicator LED I've witnessed so far .

Thermal Regulation

Here's my thermal regulation graph for the Turbo mode of the flashlight.

What we can see in the graph:

  • Turbo pushes almost 5000 lumen at turn on.
  • The flashlight's output is reduced over a 2-min period in order to keep the body's temperature regulated.
  • After 2-min, the output stabilizes at 1500 lumen for around 90 sec.
  • Past the 3:30 minute mark, the flashlight is slowly reduced at 500 lumen.

Please note that the Anduril firmware used by the flashlight allows the user to customize the thermal regulation of the TS30S.
All my Anduril flashlights are set at 50C. Such temperature level is very conservative but it will also limit the amount of heat released to the body of the flashlight.
Increasing the thermal limit would probably yield a more impressive thermal regulation graph, but I didn't feel like "cheating" just to produce a skewed result .


And here's a few outdoor beamshots.
Distance: 135m - 180m

Distance: 40m - 70m

Bottom Line

I'm very excited with the Wurkkos TS30S.
Every aspect of the flashlight is on point - build quality, UI, thermal management.
The SBT90.2 is a great emitter. Being able to have a ~ 5000 lumen output as well as a ~950m throw under a compact design is awesome!


Kinda hard for pocket-carry, but if I needed a brighter light for a given situation, that’d be a nice one!

Nice review, impressive light. Always enjoy your beamshots. Any idea of the distances to your targets in those shots?

You’re from New York and you don’t have a pocket for this one?

8 ounces/230 grams, it’s got the mass but they set the thermal at 45c. Looking good at $81.97

Nah, my Hammer Pants are at the cleaners. :laughing:

SBT90.2 potential wasted.
Too small host to handle heat and one cell only is a joke.

Nice review. This seems like a pocket rocket. That bezel though… Lol.

Why do you think so?

Nice review, thank you!

Not everything in life has to be reasonable !
I like them all, even still the old MH20 without SBT90.2 :wink:

When I buy powerful led I want to use it at it’s max potential. SBT is boiling hot there and drops rapidly due to poor heat dissipation.
There are cheaper flashlights sustain 500lm :slight_smile:

I've added some estimates for the distances of the beamshots (40m, 70m, 135m, 180m). Please check the beamshot section of the first post.
The estimates were calculated using Google Earth's ruler function so they should be fairly accurate.

Due to the urban lighting, the photos don't do full justice to the light's beam.
In person the beam are even more impressive!

Nice review bilakos10!

Agreed 0.13 mA for a green indicator light is going to be very bright, but 0.09 should be just about right which will last over 6 years on the battery.

But what would you use that “tactical” bezel for? Looks pretty darn scary!

Thanks for the nice review

This FET driver is not best one.
Not to say cheaper possible.
No stabilizatuon, turbo is direct drive.

I need a light that the Hotspot is usable at 500 meters. Will the ts30s accomplish that???.I am looking for a light for my Dad to use Tarpon fishing in the gulf of Mexico.

I would say probably, but it depends how well you need to see at that distance.

The ANSI beam distance rating for the TS30S is 950 meters, although that rating is based on a very minimal light intensity at that distance.

A rule of thumb I sometimes use for enough light to see well is to plan on about half of the ANSI beam distance rating. The TS30S looks good for that metric.

If you need to see really well, it might require even more light. However, at this point we would be getting into much larger, more expensive lights. Personally, if it were me, I would buy the TS30S or a similar light and try it before assuming anything more powerful is needed. The size will be easy to manage, and the price is really good.

All good points. :+1: There will be “better lights,” but they will be bigger and/or more expensive; Convoy for example a great choice. But at 60 bucks and at this size, nothing touches this light IMHO.

Once Tmax is adjusted to 55 C, sustained brightness is in 1100-1800 lm range in my TS30S for 30 minutes (for me this is excellent). I would like to point out however that the 1km throw is at Turbo level, which doesn’t last long, even in bigger hosts.

All that said, if your father could afford bigger and more expensive SBT90.2 lights, I would probably try those first since 500 meters is quite a long distance. If he wants small size only and/or could spend no more than 60, then this top-notch super thrower is the one.