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Nitecore TM10K flashlight review

6 x Cree XHP35 HD LEDs
10000 lm output
20000 cd intensity
integrated 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TM10K flashlight was released in 2018. It uses 6 x Cree XHP35 HD LEDs, SMO reflector and integrated 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 10000 lm output, 20000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 283 m.

Curious if this Nitecore flashlight is great? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • Nitecore TM10K specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Nitecore TM10K / TM10K

The TM10K flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The TM10K mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. The flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

Nitecore TM10K specifications

BrandNitecore
NameTM10K
TypeTM10K
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1460 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

The TM10K flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight246.5 g
Length110 mm
Head diameter41 mm
Dimensions110 x 41 x 31 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The heavier flashlight may be tiring to hold for a long time. It may also be unsuitable for activities that need light weight. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the TM10K has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The TM10K flashlight is available in black.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter6 x Cree XHP35 HD LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux10000 lm
Intensity20000 cd
Throw283 m
CD/LM factor2

The TM10K flashlight has 10000 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The TM10K flashlight has 20000 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 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 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
SpecialsOLED display

The TM10K flashlight's power source is integrated 21700 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. USB rechargeable flashlights are more popular now. They are popular because they are convenient and sustainable. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsUSB Type-C cable
lanyard
nylon holster

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard of the TM10K protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TM10K 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
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • integrated battery
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • OLED display
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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