Nitecore MT42 (2018) review
The Nitecore MT42 (MT42) released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, SMO reflector and 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 55400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 471 m.
This light has 5 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 MT42 (MT42) specifications
The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish.
- 231.5 g
- 228 mm
- Body diameter
- 25.4 mm
- Head diameter
- 50 mm
- aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
The emitter of MT42 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The MT42 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.
- Cree XHP35 HD LED
- Color temperature
- 6500 K
- toughtened AR coated glass
- electronic side, mechanical 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.
- 1800 lm
- 55400 cd
- 471 m
- CD/LM factor
The MT42 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 MT42 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.
- 5 modes
- Mode memory
- Ramping mode
The MT42 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.
- 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
- Battery indicator
- Charger port
- Thermal regulation
- AUX LEDs
The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.
- Package contents
spare rubber cover
The performance of the Nitecore MT42 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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