The XT10 was a really great step for Klarus, a new brand that at the time was able to launch itself into the flashlight market with a great and incredibly reliable flashlight. Now, they have improved on the already impeccable light by introducing the Klarus XT11. Unlike the previous model, the XT11 has an upgraded XML-LED with the new U2, which boosts the lumen output up to an incredible 600 lumens. Another improvement can be found in the new integrative lens of the light, which can be swapped out for a blue, green, red, or frosted lens depending on the required color. Where great things were added to the XT11, Klarus also left the good qualities from the previous XT10 untouched, such as the dual switch on the tail cap and the edged tactical ring to prevent the light from rolling.
The engineers at Klarus were very innovative with the design of the XT10 and XT11 flashlights for tactical purposes, and they got a great response from the users saying that it was a great light for their tactical or home needs, but were a bit bulky for EDC due to their proportions. In response, Klarus released the all new XT series (XT1A, XT2A, XT1C, XT2C), a set of slimmer and smaller lights than the XT10 and XT11 that still use the dual tail switch integration. Just like the P series, the XT series lights are named based on their cell capacity, so it makes it easier to choose which light is more necessary or practical than others. All of the lights do come with the standard high mode output when turned on, and can cycle through the different modes by pressing the tail switch. To access strobe, hold down the second switch while the light is on, and can be accessed for temporary use while the light is off by simply pressing the secondary switch while the light is off.
This review brings light to a new product directly from Jetbeam’s sister company Nitecore: the T0. The Nitecore T0 is a nifty kechain light that has a high quality build with an inexpensive price, this light is very unique for its class thanks to its titanium alloy bezel, which is a great form of lens protection and can help the user find the light if it may have been dropped or misplaced (it’s happened to me before, trust me). While the light does not come with any accessories to use with the light, the light itself comes in multiple color selections (black, blue, purple, gold, and green) which allow for an easy color choice if there’s a particular one that the user may prefer. The light is a simple single mode light that performs with a AAA battery and has a high output of 12 lumens for an impressive run time of 21 hours, so it will come in handy for any situation where any type of light is required.