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Nitecore MH12S 1800lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

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

The Nitecore MH12S (MH12S) 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.

The flashlight is an indispensable tool for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or night-time exploration, offering guidance and safety. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The mode memory of MH12S contributes to a more seamless and intuitive user experience. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. The flashlight is designed to be powered by rechargeable batteries that can be easily recharged using a USB cable connected to a power source.

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Nitecore MH12S (MH12S) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameMH12S
TypeMH12S
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1300 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

This Nitecore flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Body

Weight75.5 g
Length141 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The 75.5 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for MH12S flashlight. The HAIII coating often has a matte or textured finish, which enhances grip and provides a comfortable feel in the hand. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

System

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

The US-based Luminus is recognized as a reputable LED manufacturer 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 smooth reflector is typically used in flashlights where long-range illumination is a priority, such as searchlights or thrower flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface.

The MH12S uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. Electronic switches on this flashlight provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off, eliminating the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.

Performance

Flux1800 lm
Intensity21600 cd
Throw294 m
CD/LM factor12

The 1800 lm output of MH12S provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. The MH12S flashlight with 21600 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. 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. Strobe can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations. SOS mode of the MH12S produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations.

Features

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Nitecore MH12S flashlight is powered by 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. The integrated charger allows for convenient and versatile charging options, as you can utilize various USB power sources to recharge the battery. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage.

The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. The impact resistance of a flashlight can vary depending on its design, construction, and intended use.

Accessories

Package contents18650 battery magazine
NL2150 battery
NTH10 tactical holster
USB Type-C cable
clip
lanyard
spare o-ring
tail switch cover

Obtaining a flashlight with an included battery saves you the time and effort of searching for a compatible battery or waiting for a separate battery to arrive. The package comes complete with a holster designed specifically to provide a secure and protective storage solution for your flashlight. With a clip, you can securely fasten the flashlight to a reachable location, ensuring it is easily accessible whenever you need it.

By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the Nitecore MH12S 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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