Nitecore NM02 (2019) review

4 x Cree XP-G3 S3 LEDs
2700 lm output
5400 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore NM02 (NM02) released in 2019. It uses 4 x Cree XP-G3 S3 LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2700 lm output, 5400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 147 m.

It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. The NM02 flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Nitecore NM02 (NM02) specifications

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The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight172.5 g
Length123.4 mm
Body diameter28.5 mm
Head diameter34 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish


The emitter of NM02 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. A TIR lens works on the principle of total internal reflection. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area.

Emitter4 x Cree XP-G3 S3 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
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.

Flux2700 lm
Intensity5400 cd
Throw147 m
CD/LM factor2


The NM02 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.

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with any USB power source. 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.

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1 m


It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your NM02. 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 contents21700 battery
microUSB cable
nylon holster

The performance of the Nitecore NM02 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 NM02, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Nitecore NM02 (NM02) pictures

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