Nitecore MT22A (2017) review

Cree XP-G2 S3 LED
260 lm output
2400 cd intensity
2 x AA batteries

The Nitecore MT22A (MT22A) released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-G2 S3 LED, OP reflector and 2 x AA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 260 lm output, 2400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 98 m.

This light has 3 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.

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Nitecore MT22A (MT22A) specifications

Rated 3/5 based on 1005 user votes.


Weight49 g
Length79.9 mm
Head diameter22.6 mm
Dimensions79.9 x 22.6 x 40.6 mm


The emitter of MT22A manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The MT22A has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. It has an AR coated lens.

EmitterCree XP-G2 S3 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear


The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 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.

Flux260 lm
Intensity2400 cd
Throw98 m
CD/LM factor9.23


The MT22A has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The MT22A is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The MT22A cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. A protected battery is recommended as the light itself does not have low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature.

Battery2 x AA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno


The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contentsclip
spare o-ring

The performance of the Nitecore MT22A 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Nitecore MT22A, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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