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Mateminco MT18S flashlight review

18 x Luminus SST20 LEDs
15000 lm output
95000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Mateminco MT18S flashlight was released in 2019. It uses 18 x Luminus SST20 LEDs, TIR reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 15000 lm output, 95000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 616 m.

Wondering if this Mateminco flashlight is a must-have? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • Mateminco MT18S specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Mateminco MT18S, then tell us.

Mateminco MT18S / MT18S

The MT18S flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the MT18S flashlight. The MT18S's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Mateminco MT18S specifications

BrandMateminco
NameMT18S
TypeMT18S
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1449 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

Flashlights let you navigate in the dark. They help you find supplies and signal for help. They also provide comfort and security in tough times.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight498 g
Length122 mm
Body diameter54 mm
Head diameter72 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
blue
green
purple
red
sand
silver

The flashlight is a bit heavy, its weight is 498 g. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for MT18S flashlight. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This flashlight offers many color options. You can choose from a wide range of hues. They will suit your style and preferences.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter18 x Luminus SST20 LEDs
Color temperature4000 K, 5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

Luminus is a US-based LED manufacturer. In the lighting industry, it has gained recognition as reputable. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The MT18S's TIR lens is made of a single piece of transparent material. This material is typically acrylic or polycarbonate. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux15000 lm
Intensity95000 cd
Throw616 m
CD/LM factor6.33

The flashlight has 15000 lm, this is an extremely high lumen output. It offers a very bright and powerful beam of light. 95000 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

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Software, user interface, modes

FirmwareAnduril
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Anduril lets users customize many parameters. These include mode spacing, mode order, and shortcuts. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. The MT18S flashlight has ramping mode. Its user interface lets you control the brightness by pressing and holding a button. The MT18S is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx7
AUX LEDsyes
Magneticno

The Mateminco MT18S flashlight is powered by 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The MT18S doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

The "7" in the IPx7 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged. It has auxiliary LEDs which make it really nice looking.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
lanyard
tripod mount screw

The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the MT18S flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Mateminco flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • super bright
  • Anduril firmware
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • auxiliary LEDs

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • non-magnetic

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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