This is a great little, single cell light! The ramping UI is perfect for selecting the exact amount of light for the application you are doing, but if you need stepped brightness levels that option is also there.
The tint is lovely, nice and neutral, with a slightly cooler spill and slightly more yellow corona.
The deep OP reflector also gives a pleasant beam with decent throw for a tube style light.
Pocket clip is VERY sturdy and tight, you won't be losing this light from your pocket!
The knurling on the body is a very classy diamond shape which gives great grip in the hands.
The battery level indicator on the electronic switch works perfectly as well, letting the user know when voltage is getting low.
The emitter is an XPL2 which isn't run too hard, so heat isn't an issue at all.
This will be my new work carry light because it's packed with features and it truly excellent value for money.
CREE XPL2 Led: with lifespan of 20+ years
Size: 5.28 inch( length) * 1.33 inch (Body diameter)
Weight: 3.2 oz (excluding battery)
Color Temperature: 5350-5500K
Working voltage: 2.8-8.4V
Reverse polarity protection
Low voltage protection
Made from aircraft grade aluminum
IPX8 water resistant design
Full press the tail switch to turn on the light. Another press to turn the light off. TK18 light also has tactical switch for momentary-on without making a sound.
For first time use, the light starts from ramping by default. At ramping mode, press and hold ramps up and down. Changing direction unless paused for more than 1.5 seconds.
At mode set, press the side switch to change mode in order of Low/Mid/High/Turbo/High/Mid/Low.
Ramping & 5 Modes Shift:
When light on, quickly click the side switch 4 times to shift from ramping to 5 mode set.
Bike Strobe Mode:
At any mode, triple press the side switch to activate bike strobe mode.
The light will remember the last used mode and starts with the remembered mode when you turn it on again.
Side switch power indicator:
When battery voltage is higher than 3.4v, the indicator will show green; 3-3.4V will make it turn orange;2.8-3V will be red.
The highly intensified led light may do severe harm to your eyes, thus, please avoid direct eye contact.
When you don’t use the light for a certain time, please take out the battery to avoid chemical corrosion.
What’s in the package:
1* ThorFire TK18 Led Flashlight
1* Rechargeable 18650 battery
1* USB Battery Charger
2* Spare o-rings
1* User manual