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Nitecore TM28 flashlight review

4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs
6000 lm output
107200 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Nitecore TM28 flashlight was released in 2017. It uses 4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs, SMO reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 6000 lm output, 107200 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 655 m.

Want to know if this Nitecore flashlight stands out? Keep going!

Table of Contents

  • Nitecore TM28 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 TM28 / TM28

The TM28 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. This light has 5 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the TM28 and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Nitecore TM28 specifications

BrandNitecore
NameTM28
TypeTM28
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1444 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

This Nitecore flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight414 g
Length142 mm
Body diameter50 mm
Head diameter68 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight is a bit heavy, its weight is 414 g. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The body of TM28 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR 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 TM28 uses a smooth reflector. A smooth reflector is different from an orange peel reflector. It has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux6000 lm
Intensity107200 cd
Throw655 m
CD/LM factor17.87

The TM28 flashlight has 6000 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The flashlight has 107200 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. 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

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

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. The TM28 flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
SpecialsOLED display

The TM28 flashlight utilizes 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. The TM28 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentscharging port cover
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring
wall adapter

The flashlight package is thoughtful, it has a holster. It offers you a practical and secure way to store your flashlight. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TM28 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

  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • OLED display
  • adapter included
  • 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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