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Nitecore R40 v2 1200lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L2 V6 LED
1200 lm output
29500 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore R40 v2 (R40V2) released in 2020. It uses Cree XP-L2 V6 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1200 lm output, 29500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 344 m.

The R40 v2 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 5 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the R40 v2 and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors. This USB rechargeable flashlight is small and light. It is easy to carry.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Nitecore R40 v2, then tell us.

Nitecore R40 v2 (R40V2) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameR40 v2
TypeR40V2
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1387 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

A flashlight provides reassurance and confidence. It is helpful in unfamiliar or dangerous places.

Body

Weight211 g
Length159 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 211 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. 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. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

System

EmitterCree XP-L2 V6 LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The R40 v2 uses a smooth reflector. A smooth reflector is different from an orange peel reflector. It has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance

Flux1200 lm
Intensity29500 cd
Throw344 m
CD/LM factor24.58

The 1200 lm output of R40 v2 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The R40 v2 flashlight has 29500 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

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 R40 v2 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Features

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C, wireless
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The R40 v2 flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. It works with a USB power source. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. The R40 v2 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The flashlight has an IP68 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
21700 battery
USB Type-C cable
car adapter
desktop cradle
lanyard
nylon holster
wall adapter
wall mount cradle

The included battery is picked by the manufacturer. It is picked for the best compatibility and performance with the R40 v2 flashlight. The flashlight package is thoughtful, it has a holster. It offers you a practical and secure way to store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Nitecore R40 v2 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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