Nitecore TM9K (2019) review

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.

This light has 5 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. The TM9K flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Nitecore TM9K (TM9K) specifications

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

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


The emitter of TM9K manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The TM9K has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

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


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.

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


The TM9K 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 TM9K is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with any USB power source. 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.

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


The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contentsUSB Type-C cable
nylon holster

The performance of the Nitecore TM9K 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 TM9K, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Nitecore TM9K (TM9K) pictures

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