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Nitecore TUP 1000lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HD V6 LED
1000 lm output
8130 cd intensity
integrated 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore TUP flashlight 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.

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Nitecore TUP / TUP

The TUP flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of TUP. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The TUP 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. This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries. It offers a cheaper and more eco-friendly solution.

Nitecore TUP specifications

BrandNitecore
NameTUP
TypeTUP
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1396 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light where you need it.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

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

The TUP is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the TUP has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. Factors can influence the color choice of the flashlight body. These include intended use, environment, personal style, and requirements.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

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

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 TIR lens of the TUP can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

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. The TUP flashlight has 8130 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. 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.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 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 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP54
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
SpecialsOLED display

The TUP flashlight's power source is integrated 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. It works with a USB power source. 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 "5" in the IP54 rating shows the level of protection against solid objects. It's for dust and foreign particles. The flashlight's impact resistance is its ability to withstand physical shocks. It can accomplish this without sustaining any damage.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsclasp
clip

The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks.

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

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • integrated battery
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • OLED display
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no battery indicator
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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