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Nitecore MH23 1800lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XHP35 HI LED
1800 lm output
21600 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore MH23 (MH23) released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 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 MH23 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The mode memory of MH23 eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers This Nitecore USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

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Nitecore MH23 (MH23) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameMH23
TypeMH23
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1348 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

The MH23 flashlight allows you to illuminate dark areas, identify potential hazards, or deter threats by shining light on them.

Body

Weight96.2 g
Length111.3 mm
Head diameter31.8 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The MH23 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. The aluminium body of MH23 has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The MH23 flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.

System

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

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The primary function of the smooth reflector (SMO) is to precisely focus and project the light emitted from the light source 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 electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches.

Performance

Flux1800 lm
Intensity21600 cd
Throw294 m
CD/LM factor12

With 1800 lm, the MH23 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The MH23 flashlight with 21600 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. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.

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 strobe function is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code consists of three short signals, followed by three long signals, and then three short signals again.

Features

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

The power source of the MH23 flashlight is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The battery indicator helps prevent unexpected power failures during critical situations and ensures that the flashlight is ready for use when needed. USB rechargeable flashlights have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their convenience and sustainability.

When the flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contentsclip
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare USB plug
spare o-ring

The holster provides a reliable and convenient way to keep your flashlight securely protected when not in use. The clip is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks. The lanyard of MH23 helps protect the flashlight from accidental damage by preventing it from falling or hitting the ground. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Nitecore MH23 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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