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    Default Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Hello,


    This review will be dedicated to an interesting flashlight from Fitorch, the P30R.










    Link to the light page on Rofislight website (link is external)



    So, whatís interesting?



    1. A modern XP-L2 led is being user, providing 1180 lumens.
    2. The light is both rechargeable, and can be used as powerbank in order to charge other equipment.
    3. The light is equipped with a precise battery meter.


    User manual download link (link is external)



    Letís start?








    The light comes in a carton box, dominated by black and orange colors.








    The light comes with a usb charging cable, a spare button cover with o-rings, holster, user manual and an interesting adapter.





    Itís micro usb type b male to usb female adapter, allowing the flashlight charging port to be used as a power bank. Of course you can also use it with other micro usb equipped devices, at your own risk.







    The holster is of a high quality the light can be inserted both head down or up, but better up.






    Here is the light. It looks very ďcombat readyĒ , rough and massive. Notice the big striking bezel.






    The light is being operated by two buttons Ė a mechanical button at the tailcap (on-off), and electronic side button. The light can tail-stand. The micro usb charging port that can be used as a powerbank.






    There are two indicators integrated into the side buttons, green and red. They can indicate the battery voltage, and battery charging status.

    A bit about operating the light

    The tailcap button in used in order to switch the light on and off.
    If the side button is pressed, while the light is being turned on (using the tailcap button), battery voltage display function is activated. The green light blinks, indicating volts and the red one blinks indicating the decimals (for 3.8 the green will blink three times, and the red eight).
    Clicking the side button with switch modes in the following order : min->med->high->min->Ö
    Holding the side button will activate the strobe mode. The strobe mode is different from every strobe mode I ever encountered. The strobe alternates the strobe frequency Ė once itís turned on itís quite fast and really disorienting, after several seconds it gets a bit slower and afterwards gets back to the fast speed. Holding the button while the light is in strobe mode enables the SOS mode.









    Please notice the outer thin ring Ė this is the result of that deep bezel.
    The bezel itself can be easily removed (without giving access to the LED or affecting water resistance) and light diffuser can be mounted instead of it (not included).








    The adapter can be used in order to utilize the powerbank function. As you can see the light can even provide higher current, but the voltage drops. Maybe if I would used another cell I would get other results. The light consumes up to 1A of current while recharging.
    The powerbank function can be used to charge mobile phones and tablets.


    Letís see it in action?












    Well, as you could have guessed Ė quite impressive. 1180 lumens in a deep smooth reflector produces a nice throw. The outer thin ring is less visible in real life, but if you will look for it, youďll find it.


    Conclusion, final words



    Well, Fitorch manage to create special lights, that perform well in real life. I like this light because of itís relative simplicity, and performance.
    Last edited by viperxp; 12-16-2017 at 11:54 AM.
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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Nice review, thanks for posting.....What city were you testing the light in ?

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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Thanks, Beer Yaakov, Israel.
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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Nice review, does this light have a forward clicky or a reverse clicky?

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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Quote Originally Posted by Javora View Post
    Nice review, does this light have a forward clicky or a reverse clicky?

    The modes are being changed with the side button, the button located at the tailcap only turns the light on and off.
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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Okay. However Iím not taking about changing modes here. When you half press the tail switch, does the light come on until you take your thumb or finger back off? Or does the light only come on after you press the tail switch until it clicks and then release the switch?

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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Quote Originally Posted by Javora View Post
    Okay. However Iím not taking about changing modes here. When you half press the tail switch, does the light come on until you take your thumb or finger back off? Or does the light only come on after you press the tail switch until it clicks and then release the switch?
    The first option is the correct one
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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    So itís a forward clicky, cool thanks.

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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Not associated with any vendors, but 30% off at Banggood with code p30R

    Their 26650 XHP70.2 light is almost 50% off with code mp26r
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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Impressive performance and nice price point.

    i will have a look online.

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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Nice review, I got a P20R myself and I'm really happy with it. I mainly got it as a backup powerbank during traveling.
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    Default Re: Fitorch P30R review (1180 lm, XP-L2, 18650/2xRCR123A)

    Quote Originally Posted by rayman View Post
    Nice review, I got a P20R myself and I'm really happy with it. I mainly got it as a backup powerbank during traveling.
    Good idea, as long as you always have the adapter necessary to use the flashlight as a powerbank. I thinking of getting the P20R myself for similar reasons. The P30R is nice, but the more slender P20R is better for travel as it's more compact. They are otherwise the same flashlight. I'm seriously considering gifting my Zanflare F1 that I got as a travel light and replacing it with the P20R. The power bank function and the cooler tint are the two main reasons. The F1 is great as a general use flashlight, but isn't at all tactical in design and its NW tint is too warm for my liking.

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