Fitorch M30R Flashlight Actual User Review

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FiTORCH M30R Flashlight User Review
By: LedSanity

This review is based on our hands-on evaluation and personal assessment. It will mostly cover user experience including its pros and cons. What follows are our honest opinions that may help you assess if this flashlight suits your specific use.

Quick Specs:
Maximum Lumens1800LM
Intensity26,300CD
Beam Distance328 Meters
Maximum Runtime146 Hours
Waterproof RatingIPX-8
Impact Resistance2 Meters

Summary of the Conclusion:

The M30R is a decent flashlight for the pricepoint of around $96. It’s a very good Tactical flashlight with features that make it also EDCable using the side-switch.

Pros and Cons for everyday use and tactical use:

PROSCONS
Very good Holster w/ smooth VelcroNot pocket friendly due to its size
Very good and practical tactical switchTail-stand is almost useless due to tail-switch
Very good anodizationPoor USB port rubber cover
Very fine details with machiningPocket clip is a bit stiff
Tail-switch is forward clicky with momentary onDual tail-switch can be accidentally pressed
Packaging is goodTailswitch is not glove friendly
Complete accessories
Lock feature is practical if you’re not using strobe
USB function is good and capable powerbank
Good thrower

Details of our Experience and Assessment:

Upon unboxing, the packaging seems decently done with all the accessories like spare oring, switch rubber cover, lanyard, usb wire, and holster intact. When we first tested it, without any help from the manual, it seemed a bit difficult to understand its UI. After some time though especially if you get used to it (using both tail and side switches), you will admire its complexity. We were, however, a bit disappointed because when the tail switch is turned on, the mode is fixed to its highest output which cannot be cycled by any means. The tactical tail switch is very intuitive nonetheless since it is quick to deploy for tactical purposes, but the main tail switch is too shallow against the strobe switch. They could have increased the height of the tailcap’s lanyard holder/tailstand and increase the height of the main switch or lower the strobe switch so it won’t be pressed accidentally. The strobe lock is too loose, making it tighter will somehow prevent it from sliding easily and accidentally disengaging the lock. It also wiggles a little but not that significant. The laser engraving and machining of the body are quite good just like those of some famous brands. When carrying the flashlight in the pocket, it doesn’t feel good because of its weight and size but of course it’s more inclined as a tactical light so it is very much expected. But since they included a separate side switch, that would mean Fitorch is also aiming for it to be a multipurpose everyday torch. One thing we don’t like about this flashlight however is it’s inability to tail stand. We were able to make it stand on its tailcap only when we had to take off the rubber switch boots and take out a portion of the rubber from the main switch cover; it allows the switch to sit a little lower than the lanyard holder/tailstand. But, reducing the height also means lesser comfort on pressing it with the thumb. It could have been easily adjusted from the design phase of this light. Usability and engineering will need to have some room for improvement to make this light compete with the famous brands. It has huge potential though considering some unique features imbedded in it. The tail switch assembly isn’t well enough in terms of materials and design compared to other brands. You will enjoy this flashlight very much at home, at the office or when walking at night. BUT it’s not a good EDC flashlight, it will surely be a practical and effective defense and tactical flashlight though.

Here are some photos of the tailstand modification we did and a picture of the tail switch assembly.

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Beamshots and light performance:

This flashlight is strong as expected based on its luminance. The 4 levels of light is practical and the switching from level to level is good with a beautiful fading effect as it goes down 1 level and has a bit of slow glowing effect as it goes up 1 level. This helps our eyes adjust to the light and not get distracted easily especially for our colleagues during a night hike or walk. The beamshot from this flashlight is descent and focused. A good average thrower with a good hotspot.

Here are a few beamshots for you.

Long distance beamshots:

Control:
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Level 1:
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Level 2:
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Level 3:
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Level 4:
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Turbo mode:
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Short distance beamshots:

Control:
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Level 1:
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Level 2:
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Level 3:
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Level 4:
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Turbo mode:
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Beam throw performance:
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We hope you enjoyed this review and helped you decide if you like this light!

For its price, good performance and excellent workmanship, this will be a good tactical flashlight for home and for everyday use.

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