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Nite Ize INOVA T2 385lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

unspecified LED
385 lm output
6162 cd intensity
2 x CR123A Li-Ion batteries

The Nite Ize INOVA T2 (INOVAT2) released in 2017. It uses unspecified LED, OP reflector and 2 x CR123A Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 385 lm output, 6162 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 157 m.

The INOVA T2 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations or when you need instant visibility. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The mode memory of INOVA T2 eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers

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Nite Ize INOVA T2 (INOVAT2) specifications

BrandNite Ize
Rated 3/5 based on 1274 user votes.

Flashlights are compact and lightweight, making them highly portable. They can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.


Weight120 g
Length138 mm
Body diameter22 mm
Head diameter22 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The INOVA T2 generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. Aluminium body of INOVA T2 is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.

The HAIII coating can also enhance the visual appearance of the flashlight. It offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The INOVA T2 flashlight is available in black.


Emitterunspecified LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The INOVA T2 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. The INOVA T2 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches are known for their durability and reliability. They are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. The INOVA T2 uses a reear switch. Rear switches are commonly found on tactical flashlights designed for law enforcement, military, and self-defense purposes. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary activation or constant-on activation, enabling rapid response and tactical maneuvering.


Flux385 lm
Intensity6162 cd
Throw157 m
CD/LM factor16.01

385 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks, it may not be sufficient for certain scenarios or individuals with specific requirements. With 6162 cd, the INOVA T2 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.


Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The INOVA T2 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The strobe function on the INOVA T2 flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect.


Battery2 x CR123A Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The power source of the INOVA T2 flashlight is 2 x CR123A Li-Ion batteries, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The INOVA T2 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. A protected battery is recommended as the light itself does not have low voltage protection (LVP). Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions, such as prolonged high-output use or exposure to high ambient temperatures. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.


Package contents2 x CR123 batteries

The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items, enabling convenient hands-free carry. This is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks.

The performance of the Nite Ize INOVA T2 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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