Nitecore MH10S (2020) review

Luminus SST40 LED
1800 lm output
21600 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore MH10S (MH10S) released in 2020. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 21600 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 294 m.

This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. The MH10S flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Nitecore MH10S (MH10S) specifications

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

Weight69.7 g
Length131.3 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish


The emitter of MH10S manufactured by Luminus, a US-based LED manufacturer. The MH10S 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.

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED
Color temperature6500 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side


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.

Flux1800 lm
Intensity21600 cd
Throw294 m
CD/LM factor12


The MH10S has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The MH10S is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with any USB power source. 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.

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1 m


It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your MH10S. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents18650 battery magazine
NL2140 battery
NTH10 tactical holster
USB Type-C cable
spare o-ring
tail switch cover

The performance of the Nitecore MH10S 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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Nitecore MH10S (MH10S) pictures

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