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Nitecore TIP 2 flashlight review

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

The Nitecore TIP 2 flashlight 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.

Want to know if the TIP 2 is a game-changer? Stay with us!

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Nitecore TIP 2 / TIP2

The TIP 2 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. The TIP 2 has TIR lenses. Engineers design them to minimize light scattering and decrease 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 small and light. It is easy to carry.

Nitecore TIP 2 specifications

BrandNitecore
NameTIP 2
TypeTIP2
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1405 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

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

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Body, materials, weight, colors

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

The 38.3 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter2 x Cree XP-G2 S3 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
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. This TIR lens offers flexibility. It can create many beam patterns, from wide angles to spotlights. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux720 lm
Intensity2160 cd
Throw93 m
CD/LM factor3

The 720 lm output of TIP 2 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The TIP 2 flashlight has 2160 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. 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, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences.

Features, battery, protections

Batteryintegrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP67
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes

The TIP 2 flashlight utilizes integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage.

The TIP 2 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "6" in the IP67 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "7" in the IP67 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged.

This flashlight has an impressive impact resistance rating of 1 m. It is built to endure accidental drops or impacts. This flashlight has a magnetic base. It lets it easily stick to metal surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsclip

The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items. This enables convenient hands-free carry.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TIP 2 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
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • integrated battery
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no mode memory
  • no auxiliary LEDs

Photos

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David Hagon
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