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Nitecore MH12 1000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
1000 lm output
13500 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore MH12 (MH12) released in 2015. It uses Cree XM-L2 U2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 13500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 232 m.

The MH12 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 4 modes of lighting. The MH12 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. This Nitecore USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

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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 MH12, then tell us.

Nitecore MH12 (MH12) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameMH12
TypeMH12
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1346 user votes.
Launch2015
Formflashlight

The MH12 flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

Body

Weight88 g
Length139 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The MH12 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the MH12 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. The MH12 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

System

EmitterCree XM-L2 U2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The MH12 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

Performance

Flux1000 lm
Intensity13500 cd
Throw232 m
CD/LM factor13.5

With 1000 lm, the MH12 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The MH12 flashlight has 13500 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software

Modes4 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 MH12 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 portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The MH12 flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contents18650 battery
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare USB plug
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover
tactical ring

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Nitecore MH12 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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