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Nitecore TIP SS 360lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XP-G2 S3 LED
360 lm output
1400 cd intensity
integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TIP SS flashlight released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-G2 S3 LED, SMO reflector and integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 360 lm output, 1400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 75 m.

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Nitecore TIP SS / TIPSS

The TIP SS flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 4 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight. You can use it with alternative power sources.

Nitecore TIP SS specifications

BrandNitecore
NameTIP SS
TypeTIPSS
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1391 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight32 g
Length60.8 mm
Head diameter24.5 mm
Materialstainless steel
Colorsblack
glacier
tropical

The flashlight weighs 32 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The TIP SS flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, glacier, tropical.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-G2 S3 LED
Color temperature6500 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 smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. 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

Flux360 lm
Intensity1400 cd
Throw75 m
CD/LM factor3.89

360 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. 1400 cd can make things quite bright. It's enough for many everyday tasks. 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 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
ProtectionIP54
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TIP SS flashlight utilizes integrated 500 mAh Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The TIP SS flashlight can charge from a USB power source. This source can be a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The TIP SS 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 can withstand impacts. They can be up to 1 m without causing much harm.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsclasp
clip
keyring

The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight.

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

Cons

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

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David Hagon
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