Nitecore MT06MD 180lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Nichia 219B LED
180 lm output
860 cd intensity
2 x AAA batteries

The Nitecore MT06MD (MT06MD) released in 2017. It uses Nichia 219B LED, SMO reflector and 2 x AAA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 180 lm output, 860 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 59 m.

The MT06MD flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the MT06MD, it will start from the default or first mode in the sequence.

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Nitecore MT06MD (MT06MD) specifications

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Weight22 g
Length128 mm
Head diameter14 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The 22 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for MT06MD flashlight. HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.


EmitterNichia 219B LED
Color temperature4000 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Nichia Corporation is a highly regarded Japanese LED manufacturer known for its high-quality LED products and advancements in LED technology. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The MT06MD features a smooth reflector (SMO). If long-range illumination and throw distance are the primary requirements, a flashlight with a smooth reflector may be more suitable.

The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface. The MT06MD has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The rear switch of MT06MD is designed to be rugged and durable, capable of withstanding harsh conditions and repeated use.


Flux180 lm
Intensity860 cd
Throw59 m
CD/LM factor4.78

If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 180 lm can be adequate. 860 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 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. If accurate color representation is a priority for your specific needs, a flashlight with a CRI of 90 or above is highly recommended. The MT06MD with a CRI of 90 is beneficial in everyday use where accurate color perception enhances the overall visual experience. It can make colors appear more vibrant, natural, and distinguishable, allowing for a more immersive and enjoyable lighting environment.


Modes1 mode
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno


Battery2 x AAA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The power source of the MT06MD flashlight is 2 x AAA batteries, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The MT06MD doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. The MT06MD flashlight doesn't have built-in LVP, it is recommended to use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. The protective circuit of battery helps safeguard the battery from various potential risks and ensures safe and reliable operation.

Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions, such as prolonged high-output use or exposure to high ambient temperatures. The MT06MD flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.


Package contentsspare o-ring

Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the Nitecore MT06MD 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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