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Nitecore MT22C 1000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HD V6 LED
1000 lm output
8600 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore MT22C (MT22C) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HD V6 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 8600 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 185 m.

The MT22C lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the MT22C, it will start from the default or first mode in the sequence. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers

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Nitecore MT22C (MT22C) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameMT22C
TypeMT22C
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 1265 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

Flashlights enable you to navigate in the dark, locate supplies, signal for help, or provide comfort and security in challenging circumstances.

Body

Weight92 g
Length136 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The 92 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. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for MT22C flashlight. The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

System

EmitterCree XP-L HD V6 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, rotary front

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The MT22C 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 MT22C uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. This is particularly helpful in situations where you need to hold or manipulate objects with one hand while using the flashlight with the other hand.

The MT22C 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. With a rear switch of MT22C flashlight, the operation of the flashlight is often straightforward and easy to grasp. 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

Flux1000 lm
Intensity8600 cd
Throw185 m
CD/LM factor8.6

The 1000 lm output of MT22C provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 8600 cd, the MT22C flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances. 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.

Software

Mode memoryno
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

The MT22C flashlight with ramping mode has a user interface that enables you to control the brightness level by pressing and holding a button. The strobe function on the MT22C flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect.

Features

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

The power source of the MT22C flashlight is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The MT22C 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. When the MT22C flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.

The MT22C has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The MT22C flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.

Accessories

Package contentsclip
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover
tactical ring

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 MT22C 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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