JETBeam PA40 XM-L Review

The terms of the JETBeam PA40 are in my view an AA-based flashlight pretty neat-as many other flashlight makes already limp. Although the PA40 can also be operated with standard AA batteries, I recommend also to work with NiMH batteries, for example by eneloop. I for one think it is just more environmentally friendly and economical, not always having to dispose of four batteries when they are empty.

Technical Details

  • Four light modes
  • Mode Memory
  • Aluminium-Reflector
  • Lens made of reinforced mineral glass
  • Anodisierung nach HA Type III
  • Power supply: 4 x AA battery / NiMH battery
  • 468 ANSI lumens max.(Manufacturer)
  • Batteriestandanzeige
  • Carbon Fabric Reinforced lamp body for use in harsh environments
  • Waterproof to IPX-8
  • Length: 18.3 cm
  • Weight: 185 grams (without batteries)


  • JETBeam PA40
  • Lanyard
  • Ersatzendschalterkappe
  • Replacement O-ring
  • Holster

Luminance / luminance Characteristic

With its specially developed reflector the PA40 for ensures complete success illumination, ie the light is about 170 meters into the distance, while at the same time also covers the short-range good. In this respect the JETBeam PA40 offers exactly the right mix of Flood and Throw. The JETBeam PA40 incidentally produces a warm light and could thus also for Neutral White Pendant be interesting.

+ Very good quality and workmanship
+ Easy to use
+ battery level indicator



The JETBeam PA40 my view met all the requirements to enter back into the successful footsteps of its predecessor from the Performance Series of JETBeam. A flashlight that can be powered by four standard AA batteries and beyond with their modern and energy efficient CREE XM-L LED delivers a whopping 468 ANSI lumens, is a clear message. A smart idea is the battery indicator, the one at any time provides a clear overview of the remaining residual capacity and thus effectively to is that you can not suddenly in the dark is-so what was not yet in this price range usual, so I be innovative gimmick would designate.

In my view the JETBeam PA40 is a very good flashlight for all those who do not want to rely on lithium-ion technology, but rather a powerful flashlight prefer, which can be operated with standard AA cells. Whether for use in geocaching, hunting, police, rescue services, THW etc-The JETBeam PA40 can shine in virtually any application. In connection with a stable storage box for AA cells you have eight or rechargeable batteries at the man and four in the lamp, which probably should even be sufficient for a longer Amazon expedition…

In short: The JETBeam PA40 is a brightest flashlight with a  reasonable price / performance ratio, which for absolutely offered performance okay.