Wurkkos TD03: Tactical-style Flashlight With Rotating Switch


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I review the Wurkkos TD03 – a tactical-style flashlight with a unique rotating switch.

Wurkkos TD03 – A ‘Tactical’ light for people who don’t like tactical flashlights!

General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• I reviewed the TD04 the other day, and some of you asked if I could review the TD03 – so I reached out to Wurkkos and they sent me this sample for review! The TD03 is a bit different from the other TD series lights, as it has a rotating switch on the back that allows you to select between lock, stepped, and tactical modes. This allows you to use this light one-handed, whilst still being able to access a variety of modes. The interface reminds me a bit of some Nextorch lights with a similar feature.
• What you get in the box: light itself, 18650 battery, lanyard, USB-C charging cable, instruction manual.
• Comparison with TD01,2,3,4.

Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel and reflector
• Good quality construction, especially at this price point. No rough spots or inconsistencies. Grippy matt black anodizing. The head has a slightly larger diameter than the body, but it’s barely noticeable. I think it’s worth it, as it means Wurkkos can fit a larger reflector in there. The knurling is grippy and pronounced, similar to that of the TD02.
• Single-sided pocket clip, not deep carry. Good call, due to the rotating switch. Speaking of which is quite simple to operate. The metal tail-switch is recessed and requires a confident press to activate. Battery indication light near the base of the head. Onboard USB-C charging on the rear too.
• Aluminium, crenulated bezel – wouldn’t be ideal for striking or breaking glass. But does give the light a nice accented finish. SFT40 paired with SMO reflector for maximum throw. The bezel is unscrewable which is great if you are planning some mods.

UI – modes
• Lock – only momentary strobe is accessible, press and hold
• Stepped mode – almost like a duty mode, so press the tail switch to cycle LMHT

Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• Ceiling bounce test, CRI, CCT
• Impressive throw – even better than the TD02/3! I like the intense hotspot you get with the SFT40 + a decent amount of usable spill.

• Would like a dual-stage switch where momentary turbo was accessible. On the lock mode, you can only access strobe which also has a slight delay. The quick access to turbo through the rotating switch is a great trade-off though.
• Non-regulated FET driver – this is common with low-mid priced flashlights out there, but keep in mind that the brightness will drop, the longer you run this light.

• This is an impressive throwy light from Wurkkos that fits somewhere between a tactical and EDC flashlight. I think it’s perfect if you are someone who needs quick access to turbo/strobe, but also just as easily be able to access some lower modes for general use. It comes with everything you need in the box and would be perfect as a gift too.

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