Acebeam T35 Tactical Flashlight Review: Almost Perfect!

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I review the Acebeam T35 Tactical Flashlight. It’s been a while, but this one has made it into my top 5 tactical flashlights! Find out why in this video.

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Acebeam provided me with a sample of the T35 for this review. I was not paid to make this video. I have not held back on any negative opinions of this flashlight.

Acebeam T35: Full Review

General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• So I own the Acebeam P16 and though it’s a great light, I don’t carry it around often due to the larger head. So I was excited to find out that Acebeam released their new T35, which has a smaller bezel with excellent long-range performance. In many ways it reminds me of the Fenix PD35, but there are some significant differences too. Acebeam offer this light in two colors (black/coyote – looks greenish/brown) and two tints (5000, 6500K).
• What’s in the box: the light itself, 18650 cell, manual, spare o-rings, USB-c cable, lanyard, holster.
• Comparison with Fenix PD35 V3.0, Convoy S8, Nitecore MH12SE.

Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel and reflector
• Excellent built quality. I’ve always been impressed with the quality control and construction of all the Acebeam lights I’ve reviewed. The T35 has a sleek, miliary-like look, there are no rough spots or flaws in the machining. Some cutouts on the head for better heat-sinking. Checkered knurling which is quite grippy. Matt black anodizing on my model – quite grippy in itself.
• Chunky-looking clip. Glossy paint. There’s a lanyard hole. Takes 18650/CR123 primaries. USB-C onboard charging – port cover feels solid and maintains a nice seal. Aluminium side switch that functions as a battery indicator too. One large protruding rubber tail switch – does not tail stand. Spring under the head and tailcap – helps with shock absorption/recoil.
• Coated stainless-steel crenulated bezel for self-defense. SMO reflector with SFT40 + glass lens.

UI – modes
• Did I mention that I prefer simple UIs? The T35 is as simple as you get.
• Press the tails-witch halfway for momentary mode. You can set this to turbo.
• Once on, press side switch to cycle ML, L, M, H, and Turbo. Press and hold the side switch for a 15hz strobe.

Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• Ceiling bounce test, CRI, CCT
• Perfectly circular and even hotspot – I like that it’s larger as well to illuminate a wider area. Good spill.

• 2600mAh cell – wish they included a 3500mAh one. You can always use another battery like the Samsung 30Q. Port cover
• Price – it’s going to cost you more than twice as much as say a Wurkkos FC12. But in return, you get better quality, better performance, and regulated output.
• Some tactical flashlight enthusiasts don’t like side switches on their lights. It could lead to you accidentally changing the brightness. But a light with only one mode isn’t practical for most people, including myself. I like being able to switch to lower modes for other tasks.

• I’m impressed with the T35. It’s about time Acebeam came up with their own 18650 tube-style tactical light that has a slim bezel. After reviewing over 100+ lights, I find these are the style of lights I actually carry around and use the most due to the balance of comfort and performance. Brightness usually comes at the cost of a large bezel. The T35 is just as good of an option as the Fenix PD35 or similar, which is in my top 5 tactical lights. It was very difficult for me to fault this light. I’d recommend it if you’re looking for a high-performing, pocketable tactical light with all the bells and whistles.

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