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Nitecore MT22A flashlight review

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

The Nitecore MT22A flashlight was 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.

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Table of Contents

  • Nitecore MT22A specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Nitecore MT22A / MT22A

The MT22A flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. This light has 3 modes of lighting. The MT22A mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Nitecore MT22A specifications

BrandNitecore
NameMT22A
TypeMT22A
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1429 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The MT22A flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight49 g
Length79.9 mm
Head diameter22.6 mm
Dimensions79.9 x 22.6 x 40.6 mm
Materialpolycarbonate
Colorsblack
sand
yellow

The MT22A is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Factors can influence the color choice of the flashlight body. These include intended use, environment, personal style, and requirements.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

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

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The designers of the MT22A incorporated an orange peel reflector to enhance the beam. It does this by diffusing the light from the light source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the MT22A is rugged and durable. It can withstand harsh conditions and repeated use.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

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

260 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The MT22A flashlight has 2400 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. The MT22A is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features, battery, protections

Battery2 x AA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The MT22A flashlight's power source is 2 x AA batteries. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The MT22A cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements to dissipate heat. These elements include heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsclip
lanyard
spare o-ring

The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the MT22A flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Nitecore flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • body color options
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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