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Nitecore MH12GTS 1800lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XHP35 HD LED
1800 lm output
12760 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore MH12GTS (MH12GTS) released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 12760 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 226 m.

The MH12GTS flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas. 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 USB charger port allows you to charge this flashlight using alternative power sources.

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Nitecore MH12GTS (MH12GTS) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameMH12GTS
TypeMH12GTS
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1343 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This flashlight can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.

Body

Weight99.5 g
Length144 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 99.5 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium body of MH12GTS is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The MH12GTS flashlight is available in black.

System

EmitterCree XHP35 HD LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The MH12GTS has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better.

The Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. Electronic switches on this flashlight provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.

Performance

Flux1800 lm
Intensity12760 cd
Throw226 m
CD/LM factor7.09

With 1800 lm, the MH12GTS flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The MH12GTS flashlight with 12760 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is.

Software

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The MH12GTS is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Nitecore MH12GTS flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. 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 a 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. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contents18650 battery
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare o-ring
tactical ring

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your MH12GTS. 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. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the Nitecore MH12GTS 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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