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Nitecore TIP SE flashlight review

2 x Osram P8 LEDs
700 lm output
2100 cd intensity
integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TIP SE flashlight released in 2020. It uses 2 x Osram P8 LEDs, TIR reflector and integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 700 lm output, 2100 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 92 m.

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Nitecore TIP SE / TIPSE

The TIP SE flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of TIP SE. This light has 4 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The TIP SE's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. This Nitecore USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

Nitecore TIP SE specifications

BrandNitecore
NameTIP SE
TypeTIPSE
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1421 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The TIP SE flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight26 g
Length60 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
gray

The TIP SE is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the TIP SE has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The TIP SE flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, gray.

Nitecore TIP SE / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter2 x Osram P8 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchdual electronic side

People know Osram LEDs for their high performance, energy efficiency, and reliability. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The TIR lens of the TIP SE can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux700 lm
Intensity2100 cd
Throw92 m
CD/LM factor3

With 700 lm, the TIP SE flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The TIP SE flashlight has 2100 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the 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.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
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. 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.

Features, battery, protections

Batteryintegrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP54
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TIP SE 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 flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The TIP SE has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "5" in the IP54 rating shows the level of protection against solid objects. It's for dust and foreign particles. This flashlight has an impressive impact resistance rating of 1 m. It is built to endure accidental drops or impacts.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsclip

The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TIP SE 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
  • body color options
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • integrated battery
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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