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Review of Nitecore MH20GT CREE XP-L 1000 Lumens LED Flashlight

Review of Nitecore MH20GT CREE XP-L 1000 Lumens LED Flashlight


Here, is the Nitecore MH20GT. It’s a very
compact flashlight using Cree XP-L led with 1000 lumens output. Max distance is 362 meters, it can run on
680 hours which most likely at its lowest, it is also shockproof and waterproof. It has 5 lighting levels and 3 special modes.
Special modes are for the SOS and emergency blinkers. This is really well-made EDC flashlight, short
for everyday carry with a big rubber button that is perfectly positioned where your thumb
is. It can take 3 kinds of batteries, 18650, two
CR123 and two CR123A. If you are using rechargeable batteries, you can charge them without taking
them out of the flashlight by using a microUSB cable. Just make sure to close the rubber
plug to make the flashlight stay waterproof. The only challenging task is to put the lanyard
in the tiny hole on the tip of the flashlight; I had to use the tip of a precision screwdriver
to push in the string. The DPC clip sits close to the very end of
the flashlight. You won’t hardly see the flashlight at all if it is clipped in your pocket. It
includes a tough nylon pocket that clings to your belt with a wide Velcro strap. It comes with an extra pair of o-rings, and
rubber cover for the USB port. As I mentioned before, the flashlight will
run for 680 hrs on the dimmest level and 1 hour on the most intense 1000 lumen output
level. To operate the flashlight, click the button
all the way to turn it on. If you press the button halfway, it will cycle through 5 light
levels. I like that the flashlight has a feature that it remembers at what level it was left
on. To activate the strobe modes, the flashlight
should already be on, then press the button all the way for a second. Use the halfway
press to again cycle through the different strobe modes. The flashlight does not have
a memory function during the strobe mode, once you turn it off, it will go back to its
normal mode. On the off position or standby mode, you can
have the flashlight’s blue LED, to blink every 3 seconds by pressing the button halfway,
this way you can easily find it in total darkness. An 18650 battery will last for a year with
the blue led blinking. Press halfway again if you want to turn off this feature. This flashlight is very powerful and performs
great. It has many features, it accept 3 kinds of batteries and I love that in can be charged
using a USB source. This is one of the best compact led flashlights that I have tried.

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