Nitecore Tube 45lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

unspecified LED
45 lm output
150 cd intensity
integrated Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore Tube (TUBE) released in 2017. It uses unspecified LED, no reflector and integrated Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 45 lm output, 150 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 24 m.

The Tube lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 2 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the Tube, it will start from the default or first mode in the sequence. The flashlight is designed to be powered by rechargeable batteries that can be easily recharged using a USB cable connected to a power source such as a computer, power bank, or wall adapter.

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Nitecore Tube (TUBE) specifications

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This Nitecore flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.


Weight9.6 g
Length56.5 mm
Head diameter21 mm

The 9.6 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. This flashlight offers a wide array of color options, allowing you to choose from a diverse range of hues to suit your personal style and preferences.


Emitterunspecified LED
Color temperature5000 K
Switchelectronic side

Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The Tube utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.


Flux45 lm
Intensity150 cd
Throw24 m
CD/LM factor3.33

If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 45 lm can be adequate. 150 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 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.


Modes2 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.


Batteryintegrated Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portmicroUSB
Thermal regulationno
Impact resistance1 m

The Nitecore Tube flashlight is powered by integrated Li-Ion battery. The Tube flashlight can be charged directly from a USB power source, such as a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. This allows for convenient and versatile charging options, as you can utilize various USB power sources to recharge the flashlight's internal battery. The Tube flashlight doesn't have built-in LVP, it is recommended to use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. The protective circuit of battery helps safeguard the battery from various potential risks and ensures safe and reliable operation.

This light does not have temperature control feature. The "6" in the IP65 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the Tube flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The IP65 rating indicates that the Tube flashlight has a protection against water jets. With an impressive impact resistance rating of 1 m, the Tube flashlight is built to endure accidental drops or impacts, ensuring its resilience and dependable performance in demanding situations.


Package contentskeyring

The performance of the Nitecore Tube 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.

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