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Nitecore TM03 (2017) review

2017
Cree XHP70 LED
2800 lm output
21000 cd intensity
1 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TM03 (TM03) released in 2017. It uses Cree XHP70 LED, OP reflector and 1 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2800 lm output, 21000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 290 m.

This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Nitecore TM03 (TM03) specifications

Brand
Nitecore
Name
TM03
Type
TM03
Rating
Rated 4/5 based on 145 user votes.
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Launch
2017
Form
flashlight

Body

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

Weight
213 g
Length
159 mm
Body diameter
30 mm
Head diameter
40 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of TM03 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The TM03 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XHP70 LED
Color temperature
5000 K
Reflector
OP
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
Switch
mechanical rear, mode pedal rear

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
2800 lm
Intensity
21000 cd
Throw
290 m
CD/LM factor
7.5

Software

The TM03 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. The TM03 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

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

Features

The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The TM03 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. 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
1 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your TM03.

Package contents
18650 battery
spare o-ring

The performance of the Nitecore TM03 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 TM03, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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