The Nitecore MH23 torch is the latest addition to the popular MH series of lights, which provide excellent output from a compact body with the convenience of being rechargeable via USB. The MH23 has a maximum output of 1800 lumens from the Cree XHP35 HD and can be powered by 1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123 batteries. Nitecore recommends using the NL1835HP battery with high discharge up to 8A and runtime up to 330 hours (available separately).
Please note: The MH23 can be powered by an 18650 battery, however it MUST have an output of 8A or higher.
The MH23 produces a wide uniform beam thanks to the precision reflector with a range of up to 294 meters yet weighs only 96.2 grams with a length of 11.1cm making it truly palm sized.
The MH23 features a built-in intelligent micro-USB charging circuit with integrated overcharge and over-discharge protection. Charging terminates automatically once complete and has a protective cap which prevents damage to the USB port. A blue light inside the on/off switch displays the battery voltage when new cells are inserted and also flashes when charging is in progress, turning solid when charging is completed.
The flashlight has an excellent range of outputs, including five brightness levels ranging from 1 to 1800 lumens plus strobe, SOS and location beacon. The MH23 is operated by a two stage side switch which allows for easy one-handed operation, even when wearing gloves. Fully press the switch to turn the light on and off, then halfway press to cycle through the brightness levels.
Brightness Levels and runtimes (using 18650 3500mAh):
Turbo: 1800 lumens - 30 minutes runtime
High: 760 lumens - 2 hours runtime
Mid: 260 lumens - 5 hours 15 minutes runtime
Low: 55 lumens - 21 hours runtime
Ultralow: 1 lumen - 330 hours runtime
Plus Strobe, SOS and Beacon (all at 1800 lumens).
Direct access to Turbo / Ultralow:
Turbo: When the light is off, press and hold the switch all the way down to enter momentary turbo. Release to exit.
Ultralow: When the light is off, pres the switch half way for 0.6 seconds to enter ultralow mode.
Maximum beam distance 294 meters, waterproof to IPX-8 and resistant to impacts up to 1.5 meters.
Includes: Belt holster, USB lead, wrist lanyard, removable pocket clip and spare o-ring.
- Maximum Beam Intensity: 21600 cd
- Beam Colour: White light
- Head Size: 31.8 mm / 1.25"
- Length: 111.3 mm / 4.38"
- Weight: 96.2 g / 3.39 oz.
- Reflector: Smooth
- Pocket Clip: Detachable Deep Carry
- Weterproof: IPX8
- Range: Up to 294 meters
- Tail stand capability