Nitecore TM03 vs Klarus xt11 gt?

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Posting an open discussion on which flashlight is better for tactical use or nightwatch use since both are comparable.


A little background, I was looking at the Nitecore tm03 for its use of 2800 lumens s and different buttons for fast operation of low mode, highest mode, and strobe all one button pushing instant access sounds nice, so does a deep reflector 2800 lumens, because of a nice throw with lots of corona and side spill. But 130 bucks is a little steep and a proprietary battery holds it back too.


Then I unwittingly bought the Klarus xt11gt battery, just for a good protected cell @ 3100?? mah and 7 amp draw figures that's great and all and found out it is really for a specific flashlight (I'll find out about the use of the battery in my Fenix TK09 when it gets here, I guess it will do alright? )
But the focus is the Klarus xt11 gt has a slightly(?) throwier beam pattern and 2000 lumens that are slightly more stable (shallow drop off) than the 2800 in Nitecore, and
The same function of instant strobe, instant high, and instant memory.


So what else separates these lights than the $85 price of Klarus vs $130 or so for Nitcore and 800 hard-to-recognize lumens? Which will do better long term and which just looks better/better cri/tiny other stuff.


Which light makes more sense for anyone to buy? Would I find it useful to buy the Klarus-keep in mind I have the battery already (perhaps a backup battery if it comes with one?).
 
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The thing that is likely to cause you the most grief with TM03 is the only way to get full output with a specially modified 18650 cell only available from Nitecore, and I am not even sure it is still available. The TM03 really pushes the limits for continuous draw from 18650, which is why Nitecore modded the battery. The created a shorter, an lower resistance path by placing both the + and the - terminal on the top of the battery instead of relying on the spring contact and the body of the flashlight to conduct power from the negative end of the battery.

The TM03 also has access to the special functions via 2nd button on the tail cap.
 
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Posting an open discussion on which flashlight is better for tactical use or nightwatch use since both are comparable.


A little background, I was looking at the Nitecore tm03 for its use of 2800 lumens s and different buttons for fast operation of low mode, highest mode, and strobe all one button pushing instant access sounds nice, so does a deep reflector 2800 lumens, because of a nice throw with lots of corona and side spill. But 130 bucks is a little steep and a proprietary battery holds it back too.


Then I unwittingly bought the Klarus xt11gt battery, just for a good protected cell @ 3100?? mah and 7 amp draw figures that's great and all and found out it is really for a specific flashlight (I'll find out about the use of the battery in my Fenix TK09 when it gets here, I guess it will do alright? )
But the focus is the Klarus xt11 gt has a slightly(?) throwier beam pattern and 2000 lumens that are slightly more stable (shallow drop off) than the 2800 in Nitecore, and
The same function of instant strobe, instant high, and instant memory.


So what else separates these lights than the $85 price of Klarus vs $130 or so for Nitcore and 800 hard-to-recognize lumens? Which will do better long term and which just looks better/better cri/tiny other stuff.


Which light makes more sense for anyone to buy? Would I find it useful to buy the Klarus-keep in mind I have the battery already (perhaps a backup battery if it comes with one?).


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Default Nitecore TM03 vs Klarus xt11 gt?
Posting an open discussion on which flashlight is better for tactical use or nightwatch use since both are comparable.


A little background, I was looking at the Nitecore tm03 for its use of 2800 lumens s and different buttons for fast operation of low mode, highest mode, and strobe all one button pushing instant access sounds nice, so does a deep reflector 2800 lumens, because of a nice throw with lots of corona and side spill. But 130 bucks is a little steep and a proprietary battery holds it back too.


Then I unwittingly bought the Klarus xt11gt battery, just for a good protected cell @ 3100?? mah and 7 amp draw figures that's great and all and found out it is really for a specific flashlight (I'll find out about the use of the battery in my Fenix TK09 when it gets here, I guess it will do alright? )
But the focus is the Klarus xt11 gt has a slightly(?) throwier beam pattern and 2000 lumens that are slightly more stable (shallow drop off) than the 2800 in Nitecore, and
The same function of instant strobe, instant high, and instant memory.


So what else separates these lights than the $85 price of Klarus vs $130 or so for Nitcore and 800 hard-to-recognize lumens? Which will do better long term and which just looks better/better cri/tiny other stuff.


Which light makes more sense for anyone to buy? Would I find it useful to buy the Klarus-keep in mind I have the battery already (perhaps a backup battery if it comes with one?).
Real cute. If you wanted to bump my post why not just bump my post. Why copy and paste it into your own b.s.? What is wrong with you?
 

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