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Nitecore Ci6 440lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-G2 R5 LED
440 lm output
9000 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore Ci6 (CI6) released in 2014. It uses Cree XP-G2 R5 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 440 lm output, 9000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 190 m.

The Ci6 is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. This light has 5 + 5 modes of lighting. The Ci6'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.

Nitecore Ci6 (CI6) pictures

Nitecore Ci6 / CI6 photo 1.
Nitecore Ci6 / CI6

We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Nitecore Ci6, then tell us.

Nitecore Ci6 (CI6) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameCi6
TypeCI6
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1347 user votes.
Launch2014
Formflashlight

A flashlight provides reassurance and confidence. It is helpful in unfamiliar or dangerous places.

Body

Weight156 g
Length143 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 156 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

System

EmitterCree XP-G2 R5 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side, mechanical rear

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. Flashlights use the smooth reflector when long-range light is important. This includes searchlights and thrower flashlights. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments.

The Ci6 uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

Performance

Flux440 lm
Intensity9000 cd
Throw190 m
CD/LM factor20.45

You mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys or navigating in dimly lit areas. 440 lm can be enough. It can also be enough for occasional use around the house. The Ci6 flashlight has 9000 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. 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.

Software

Modes5 + 5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. 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 Ci6 flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsyes
Magneticno
SpecialsIR light
blue light
green light
red light
white light

The Nitecore Ci6 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. The Ci6 doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions.

The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this. Auxiliary LEDs usually use less power than the main light source. For example, a white LED. An IR flashlight lets wildlife enthusiasts and researchers observe animals. It does so without causing disturbance or changing their behavior.

Accessories

Package contentsclip
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover
tactical ring

The flashlight package is thoughtful, it has a holster. It offers you a practical and secure way to store your flashlight. With a clip, you can fasten the flashlight to a reachable spot. This ensures it is easy to get whenever you need it. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. 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 Nitecore Ci6 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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