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Nitecore TM9K Pro 9900lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

3 x NiteLab UHi 40 MAX LEDs
9900 lm output
65400 cd intensity
integrated 5000 mAh Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TM9K Pro flashlight released in 2024. It uses 3 x NiteLab UHi 40 MAX LEDs, OP reflector and integrated 5000 mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 9900 lm output, 65400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 511 m.

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Nitecore TM9K Pro / TM9KPRO

The TM9K Pro 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 6 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The TM9K Pro's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode.

Nitecore TM9K Pro specifications

BrandNitecore
NameTM9K Pro
TypeTM9KPRO
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 27 user votes.
Launch2024
Formflashlight

The TM9K Pro flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight227 g
Length133 mm
Body diameter25.6 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 227 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the TM9K Pro has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The body of TM9K Pro flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The TM9K Pro flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter3 x NiteLab UHi 40 MAX LEDs
Color temperature6000 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, mode pedal rear

The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The designers of the TM9K Pro incorporated an orange peel reflector to enhance the beam. It does this by diffusing the light from the light source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The TM9K Pro flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the TM9K Pro is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux9900 lm
Intensity65400 cd
Throw511 m
CD/LM factor6.61

The TM9K Pro flashlight has 9900 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The flashlight has 65400 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. 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

Modes6 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 5000 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TM9K Pro flashlight utilizes integrated 5000 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 flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The TM9K Pro has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates.

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. This flashlight can withstand impacts. They can be up to 1 m without causing much harm.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsUSB Type-C cable
clip
holster
lanyard

The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. Attaching a lanyard to your TM9K Pro flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TM9K Pro 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

  • Lumin Shield mode
  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • integrated battery
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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