Nitecore TUP 1000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

1000 lm output
8130 cd intensity
integrated 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TUP (TUP) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HD V6 LED, TIR reflector and integrated 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 8130 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 180 m.

The TUP flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of TUP. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The mode memory of TUP eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time. This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries, offering a more eco-friendly and cost-effective solution.

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Nitecore TUP (TUP) specifications

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The TUP flashlight offers precise and focused illumination. Unlike ambient or overhead lighting sources, flashlights allow you to direct the light exactly where you need it.


Weight53.2 g
Length70.3 mm
Body diameter26.2 mm
Head diameter29.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The TUP is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. The length of the TUP flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of TUP has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components, such as the LED or battery.

HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. The choice of flashlight body color can be influenced by factors such as intended use, environment, personal style, and functional requirements.


EmitterCree XP-L HD V6 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Switchdual electronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The TIR lens of TUP can minimize light loss and achieve high light output by capturing and redirecting a significant portion of the emitted light. This can result in improved overall beam quality, better beam control, and reduced stray light. The TUP has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation.


Flux1000 lm
Intensity8130 cd
Throw180 m
CD/LM factor8.13

With 1000 lm, the TUP flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. With 8130 cd, the TUP flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances.

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output. It quantifies the concentration of light emitted by the flashlight in relation to the total amount of light produced.


Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
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. The TUP has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again.


Batteryintegrated 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portmicroUSB
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1 m
SpecialsOLED display

The power source of the TUP flashlight is integrated 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The USB charger port on a flashlight can be particularly useful in emergency situations where access to power outlets may be limited. When the TUP flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.

The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "5" in the IP54 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The IP54 rated flashlight is protected against dust ingress to a limited extent. The TUP flashlight proudly boasts an exceptional impact resistance rating of 1 m.


Package contentsclasp

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket.

The performance of the Nitecore TUP 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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