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Nitecore MT22C flashlight review

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

The Nitecore MT22C flashlight was 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.

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Table of Contents

  • Nitecore MT22C 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 MT22C / MT22C

The MT22C flashlight 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. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Nitecore MT22C specifications

BrandNitecore
NameMT22C
TypeMT22C
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1428 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

Flashlights let you navigate in the dark. They help you find supplies and signal for help. They also provide comfort and security in tough times.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

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

An extremely lightweight handheld flashlight weighs 92 g. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for MT22C flashlight. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

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. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. If you need long-range light, get a flashlight with a smooth reflector. It will have more throw distance. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. The MT22C uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation.

Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The MT22C flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

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

The 1000 lm output of MT22C provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The MT22C flashlight has 8600 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Mode memoryno
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

The MT22C flashlight has ramping mode. Its user interface lets you control the brightness by pressing and holding a button. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations.

Features, battery, protections

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

The MT22C flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The MT22C doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

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

The package includes a holster. It is designed to protectively store your flashlight. When you clip the flashlight to a good spot, you can angle or position it. This will give you hands-free light. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. 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 MT22C 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
  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • rotary switch
  • adequate performance
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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David Hagon
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