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Nitecore SRT9 Flashlight Review. UV, Red, Green, Blue, & White Tactical Torch

Nitecore SRT9 Flashlight Review.  UV, Red, Green, Blue, & White Tactical Torch


You saw my Acebeam X80 review and were like… 25,000 lumens is just to durn bright, but
I do like the tasteful Christmas tree and Crime Scene Investigator color modes- and
also I wish it did a Red and Blue Strobe. Well say hello to the Nitecore SRT9 with red,
green, blue, U/V, strobe and white color modes. You’re like uh no infrared? Well I guess I’ll wait for the upgrade. The SRT9 is made from aluminum, uses a Cree
XHP 50 cool white main white light output mode, and operates all those modes easily
off a control ring. The reflector is an orange peel textured,
with the main LED in the center and the smaller colored and U/V LEDs around the edge of the
reflector. It comes with the light, a holster, a lanyard,
a manual, the damn box, and some rubber tailcap replacement things, and all the colors of
the rainbow. The Output modes, starting with the luscious
colors, my figures and Nitecores are on screen. Let’s do the colors firsts First is Toilet
Mint Blue. Then is Cash rules everything around me Green,
C.R.E.A.M. Then is adultry Red, then is U/V. Then is
White mode, which can be dimmed from the lowest setting all the way up to it’s Highest- Which
I measured to be between 2.1 lumens to a little over 2200 lumens. As always if you’re looking for a low moonlight
mode, Nitecore isn’t the best at that. Ok the UI. It’s easy and all on a control ring. You have a hard power on and off on the tail
where you put in the batteries, arranged in the series configuration… pop on the tailcap,
which you have to press the two buttons down for. It’s kind of awkward, and you have to apply
a moderate amount of pressure to get it to lock. Cool. The good thing is you can feel for the clicks
and smooth parts of the control ring and get a feel of what mode you want before you turn
it on. I’ll feel for the standby mode and turn on
the light. The power light blinks in standby, letting
you know it’s on. Turning the control ring right gives you white
light from lowest to high, there’s a click stop, and another click gets you tactical
strobe and you can’t turnb the ring further… turning it left goes back through white light,
then a click through standby, then a click to U/V, a click to red, then green, then blue,
then blue and red strobe, for who knows what, then beacon strobe. The colors U/V and strobes aren’t dimmable. Remember turn off the tailcap when not in
use to keep the light from draining batteries. And it is possible to turn on low white mode
and turn back a hair to get it dimmer but not much less than 2 lumens. If you’ve ever owned the RRT-01 from Jetbeam,
that one went extremely low, way lower than this. The control ring is smooth, and you can always
get to easy to find special modes, by counting the clicks when it’s off. The UI is great, I just wish the low end of
the dimming gave you lower options. It would be perfect then. The runtimes. I used Sanyo Panasonic 3500 mah 18650 GAs
for this. The SRT 9 does not use low voltage protection-
Who knows why it doesn’t… it gives you plenty of warning though by entering an erratic strobe
when the batteries are near drained. Only button tops work in this light, please
use protected cells only. Ok first Turbo I used unprotected cells for
this test, because I guess I didn’t know. And didn’t reset the clock. In the first 3 minutes there’s a 12 % drop
And by 7 minutes in brightness stabilizes and we’re had about a 46% drop in brightness
overall. Which is somewhere north of 1100 lumens. SAs the first hour passes we’re at a 51% drop
overall, then comes 2 hours which is 54%. After about 2 hours the brightness starts
dropping hard.� It continues to run and somwhere in the mid three hour range it starts
the low voltage erratic voltage blink.� Ending voltage when I checked it t about 8
hours with the cvrazy blinking faintly happening was about 2.2 vots per battery.� Not good.�
You should recycle your batteries at this point.� Using protected cells keeps this
from happening. For this test I set my light to somewhere
in the 500 lumen range. I used protected Sanyo GAs this time. In the first hour it looks like it gains output,
but i think my light sensor cord is moving ever so slightly. So let’s say it holds its brightness constantly. I have said before this wasn’t scientific. It stops moving around 1 hours and just holds
it’s brightness for about 5 and a half hours before dropping in brightness. And the batteries low voltage protection kick
in at about 6 hours and 37 minutes. Now the beamshots. Here are the lights I’l be comparing the SRT9
to. Some pocketable some holsterable, did Ijust
make up a word – but between 1000 and 2200 lumens. First the SRT9. It’s not an ultra throwy light, it has a decent
amount of spill and spot. It’s a cool white tint, I wish it was Neutral
but I wish a lot of things. Then is the O-O-Olight R50 seeker. It’s cool and has a USB rechargeable feature. I don’t use this light a lot because it doesn’t
have a decent low mode. Back to the SRT9. Both this and the R50 use the same basic cree
emitter. That’s why I included them. Duh. Then the Nitecore MH20GT. Not as bright but way more pocket friendly,
and throwier. It’s a good general purpose small light. Every light in this seen here has been reviewed
by me. The SRT9 for a minute, which I detected no
visible pwn on any modes. before going to the Zebralight SC600 mk III. This is one of my main EDC light because of
it’s size, excellent low modes, and maximum 1000 lumenish brightness in case I need it. Also a nicer tint. Then the SRT 9 before going to a less bright
but further traveling beam the Astrolux SS. Great tint, great light, a bit heavy but a
nice amount of throw. A bit nicer for longer range stuff. Ok let’s wrap it up. And by wrap it up I mean Ill talk about color
modes for the next 5 minutes. Now there’s literature on what the color modes
are useful for online, and none are useful to me. Maybe U/V to see if murder or sex has happened
at various locations. Sometimes that usefulness is dependent on
how bright or dim the colored modes are. If you’re a person who uses color modes, a
filter might be a good option to retrofit a light with just white modes. None of the color modes are very dim, but
all are bright enough for short range outdoor and indoor stuff. The U/V is the type that you see a little
light from but illuminates stuff with U/V reflective capabilities. I like the Nichia U/V on the Acebeam X80 more
because it seems a bit more intense on the U/V illumination. The construction on this light is pretty good,
I have no idea why Nitecore just doesn’t put Low Voltage Protection in all of their lights-
when most other companies do. Low voltage protection in theory keeps the
light from draining batteries lower 2.5 volts. The control ring is a great way to operate
a light with this many modes- it’s smooth and not jiggly. If you need them. If you like this review, subscribe, like,
and comment. This light was provided by Gear Best for review-
check the description for more details. Thanks for watching.

Comments (40)

  1. Can you baton with it?

  2. I'm pretty new to fancy torches…. What makes this "Tactical"? Is it the lanyard?

  3. Advanced Knife Ho makes better flashlight review videos than his pimp Marshall @ Going Gear.

  4. Nitecore not the best in firefly mode? I think it's pretty okay don't you?

  5. i'm expecting your review on Astrolux MF01
    btw,nice review as always

  6. As always, an interesting and entertaining review. What do you reccomend for a hard use light? Looking for 3 levels of output- low-med-hi with a max of about 300-500 lumens. Hard use and simplicity are key. Thanks Bro!

  7. ty for thw wu-tang reference

  8. I swear I'm going to get a decent flashlight and a multi tool next time I get paid.

  9. Words you should say in all your reviews: aluminum, urinal mint, erratic, forty six. Nice review as always.

  10. Erotic strobe doesn't blink, it throbs.

  11. I will always "like" your videos, even if I don't give a damn about the item being reviewed. Like here, for instance.

  12. Sorry, I'm having a flea problem in my home created by my neighbors who don't like to mow their lawn for 5 FUCKING weeks… Can you help me?

  13. Enjoy your videos as always but I have a flea allergy and I'm currently dying. No one else is getting bit but me FML!!! Love you dude.

  14. Great review, as always! Not a knife guy but I love your flashlight vids. You should really check out the Emisar D4 and D1. Two of the best compact semi-budget flood/throw combos out right now. The D4 with XP-L HI 6500K (yeah, I know) is as bright on a full charge as my M1vn with XHP70.2 @ ~4k lm. Also best UI in the biz right now imo with the new ZL and DQG Tiny 26650 coming in close 2nd and 3rd with maybe the SRT series/V11R/Acebeam mag ring coming in 4th. Subjective obviously.

  15. No idea anything about flashlights what would you recommend to learn the basics and shit. Besides a quick Google

  16. Adultery Red made me laugh.

  17. why your reviews so good ?

  18. Why did they make this again?

  19. Bro do a review on imalent dx80 & Comparesion BTWN DX80 & X80 & X7R I wanna see which one is better… I going on a trip I need a good super bright flashlight TYVM

  20. Great view it as always brother thank you I really wish I could afford a good flashlight like that maybe one day right

  21. I, am doing the comment!

  22. yoo ess bee? you mean USB!

  23. "Erratic strobe.. *laugh*", how dare you laugh during such a serious review! BTW, will you be reviewing the Q8 soon?

  24. Did you buy the BLF Q8? If so, will you be doing yet another AKB gripping review?

  25. Hey man, if you have a PO box I then have a Fenix TK20R for you to review 😉

  26. Nice, I am looking to upgrade my 10 year old flashlight, slowly going through your reviews to help choose, keep it up!

  27. For fun plz do a review of one of those outdated big halogen spotlights you see on amazon and walmart. Like the Cyclops Thor 18,000,000 candlepower one lol

  28. Nice review, but two lanyards:) ?

  29. Dude! Your kid can walk already?!?

  30. this shall be my new murder/sex detecting light as well as my 'I'm a cop, pull over' light. but, is it 'tactical'? I don't know.

  31. God do you have to shoe horn in a shitty(its funny because I'm aware its not funny) joke ever ten seconds? It's really annoying.

  32. First time I've EVER heard an American say Aluminium!! Perhaps you can inspire the rest of your country to look beyond the year 1812 and join us in the 21st century 😉

  33. After watching this and doing some research, I'm still not sure that I have a good grasp on what low voltage means for a flashlight, and how you can distinguish between protected and unprotected cells (other than checking the manufacturer website). Any chance of seeing an educational video from you on the subject?

  34. Your reviews are always excellent and I imagine this will be one of the most viewed videos of the SRT9. In fact it's the reason I bought one. The only thing I dislike about this design is that tailcap spring-lock thingy. It never seems to close completely flush to the housing, and there's a tiny bit of give in there even when it's supposedly 'locked'. If I can see a tiny bit of light coming through the side profile then I would assume water could get in there too. How much moisture do you think it would take to get in there to fry out those PCBs and leave you with an expensive paperweight?

    If you use your flashlights in high-moisture areas or in the rain (as I often do) then I would not recommend using this one in those situations. Or wrap that tailcap in electrical tape. I don't trust that IPX rating. Leave it to Nitecore to come up with a design flaw no one has ever thought of.

  35. RGBW…is that like LGBST?

  36. Appreciate the measurement of low lumen output. Good review, as usual.

  37. I dont understand why all good flashlights comes with loud clicking switches

  38. Thank you! You answered all my questions about this light. I was especially interested in the UV output. Well done as usual!

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