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Nitecore CR6 440lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

1 x Cree XP-G2 R5 LED, 1 x Cree XP-E R2 LED (red)
440 lm output
9000 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore CR6 (CR6) released in 2014. It uses 1 x Cree XP-G2 R5 LED, 1 x Cree XP-E R2 LED (red), 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 CR6 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. This light has 5 + 3 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Nitecore CR6 (CR6) pictures

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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 CR6, then tell us.

Nitecore CR6 (CR6) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameCR6
TypeCR6
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1349 user votes.
Launch2014
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Body

Weight138 g
Length143 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 138 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the CR6 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The CR6 flashlight is available in black.

System

Emitter1 x Cree XP-G2 R5 LED, 1 x Cree XP-E R2 LED (red)
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side, mechanical rear

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

The CR6 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation. It enables rapid response and tactical moves.

Performance

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

440 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The CR6 flashlight has 9000 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software

Modes5 + 3 modes
Mode memoryno
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. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

Features

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

The CR6 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. The CR6 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

This light does not have temperature control feature. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. A flashlight has separate auxiliary LEDs. This removes the need for extra lights or filters.

Accessories

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

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. The lanyard of the CR6 protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Nitecore CR6 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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