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Nitecore DL10 (2018) review

2018
Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
1000 lm output
12400 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore DL10 (DL10) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HI V3 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this diving light provides up to 1000 lm output, 12400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 223 m.

This light has 2 + 2 modes of lighting. This light does not have memory function. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Nitecore DL10 (DL10) specifications

Brand
Nitecore
Name
DL10
Type
DL10
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 124 user votes.
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Launch
2018
Form
diving light

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
143.1 g
Length
133.1 mm
Head diameter
34 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of DL10 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The DL10 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
Color temperature
5000 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
Switch
dual electronic side

Performance

The throw is the calculated 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. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
1000 lm
Intensity
12400 cd
Throw
223 m
CD/LM factor
12.4

Software

The DL10 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes
2 + 2 modes
Mode memory
no
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
no

Features

The DL10 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. It has auxiliary LEDs which make it really nice looking.

Battery
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
no
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IPx8, depth 30 meters
Impact resistance
1 m
AUX LEDs
yes
Magnetic
no
Specials
red light
white light

Accessories

The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
2 x spare o-rings
lanyard
scuba diving pointer

The performance of the Nitecore DL10 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Nitecore DL10, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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