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Nitecore TIP SE (2020) review

2020
2 x Osram P8 LEDs
700 lm output
2100 cd intensity
integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TIP SE (TIPSE) 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.

It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. The TIP SE flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Nitecore TIP SE (TIPSE) specifications

Brand
Nitecore
Name
TIP SE
Type
TIPSE
Rating
Rated 4/5 based on 141 user votes.
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Launch
2020
Form
flashlight

Body

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

Weight
26 g
Length
60 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black
gray

System

The emitter of TIP SE manufactured by Osram, a German lighting manufacturer. 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.

Emitter
2 x Osram P8 LEDs
Color temperature
6500 K
Reflector
TIR
Lens
TIR
Switch
dual electronic side

Performance

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.

Flux
700 lm
Intensity
2100 cd
Throw
92 m
CD/LM factor
3

Software

The TIP SE 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.

Modes
4 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
no
SOS/Beacon
no

Features

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.

Battery
integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
USB Type-C
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IP54
Impact resistance
1 m
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket.

Package contents
clip

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

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