Nitecore TM9K 9500lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

9 x Cree XP-L HD V6 LEDs
9500 lm output
18000 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TM9K (TM9K) released in 2019. It uses 9 x Cree XP-L HD V6 LEDs, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 9500 lm output, 18000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 268 m.

The TM9K 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. The TM9K 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. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. This Nitecore USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Nitecore TM9K, then tell us.

Nitecore TM9K (TM9K) specifications

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


Weight218 g
Length125 mm
Body diameter28 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The heavier flashlight may be tiring to hold for a long time. It may also be unsuitable for activities that need light weight. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the TM9K has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The body of TM9K flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The TM9K flashlight comes in a stylish black color.


Emitter9 x Cree XP-L HD V6 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, mode pedal rear

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 AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The TM9K 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 is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.


Flux9500 lm
Intensity18000 cd
Throw268 m
CD/LM factor1.89

The TM9K flashlight has 9500 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The TM9K flashlight has 18000 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.


Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

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 TM9K flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light.


Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes

The TM9K flashlight's power source is 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

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.


Package contentsUSB Type-C cable
nylon holster

The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Nitecore TM9K flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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