Nitecore TIP 2 720lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

2 x Cree XP-G2 S3 LEDs
720 lm output
2160 cd intensity
integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TIP 2 (TIP2) released in 2019. It uses 2 x Cree XP-G2 S3 LEDs, TIR reflector and integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 720 lm output, 2160 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 93 m.

The TIP 2 lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. TIR lenses of the TIP 2 are engineered to optimize optical efficiency by reducing light scattering and minimizing lens artifacts. This light has 4 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode. This USB rechargeable flashlight is designed to be compact and lightweight, making them highly portable and easy to carry.

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Nitecore TIP 2 (TIP2) specifications

NameTIP 2
Rated 3/5 based on 1267 user votes.

The presence of a flashlight can provide a sense of reassurance and confidence in unfamiliar or potentially dangerous environments.


Weight38.3 g
Length62.6 mm
Head diameter26.9 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The 38.3 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models, it can be handy for quick and convenient illumination in emergency situations or for close-range tasks. The length of a flashlight can also impact its balance and weight distribution. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue.

The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. Anodizing enhances the corrosion resistance, hardness, and scratch resistance of the aluminum, while also allowing for a variety of attractive finishes. 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 features a captivating black color.


Emitter2 x Cree XP-G2 S3 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
Switchdual electronic side

Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. This TIR lens offers flexibility in achieving various beam patterns, from wide-angle illumination to focused spotlights, depending on the specific design of the lens. The TIP 2 has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences.


Flux720 lm
Intensity2160 cd
Throw93 m
CD/LM factor3

The 720 lm output of TIP 2 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 2160 cd, the TIP 2 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. Flashlights with a higher cd/lm ratio typically excel in long-range throw and focused beam applications, while flashlights with a lower cd/lm ratio may provide a wider and more evenly distributed beam for closer-range illumination or general-purpose use.


Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.


Batteryintegrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1 m

The TIP 2 flashlight utilizes integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery as its power source. The TIP 2 has a battery indicator. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. It helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. USB rechargeable flashlights have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their convenience and sustainability.

LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage. The TIP 2 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 "6" in the IP67 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the TIP 2 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The "7" in the IP67 rating indicates that the TIP 2 flashlight, can withstand being submerged in water up to a certain depth for a limited time without being damaged.

With an impressive impact resistance rating of 1 m, the TIP 2 flashlight is built to endure accidental drops or impacts, ensuring its resilience and dependable performance in demanding situations. The TIP 2 flashlight is magnetic. It allows you to attach the flashlight to metal surfaces, freeing up your hands for other tasks.


Package contentsclip

The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight.

The performance of the Nitecore TIP 2 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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