MH25GTS Nitecore

31 October 2018 Author : 

Created in 2007 in Canton, the largest coastal city in southern China, Nitecore has been at the forefront in offering and producing LED flashlights, lithium-ion batteries and highly specialized battery chargers.

The Nitecore MH25GTS is one of the last releases, and from the first glance leaves no doubt about its tactical connotation. Made of aeronautical aluminum and anodized HA grade III on military specifications, the MH25GTS is 15cm long, a dimension that makes it easy to handle even with gloves. The tube of 2.54cm (1 inch) in diameter, is finely knurled, providing an optimal grip, while near the head (diameter 3.4cm) the cooling fins, ensure better heat dissipation.

Thanks to the removable tactical ring, supplied with the torch, it is possible to apply both one-handed shooting techniques (see Rogers or Chapman) and to further improve grip. The bezel head makes the torch more effective if used as an impact tool. The torch is equipped with a Micro-USB chargin port located beside the tactical tail switch; it allows you to recharge a battery of type 18650 (included in the package) without having to extract it from the torch.The Nitecore MH25GTS is equipped with CREE XHP35 HD LEDs with a life cycle of 50000 hours, glasses and head with anti-reflection treatments, crystal coating and PDOT (Precision Digital Optics Technology).

The power-on and intensity selection switches are placed in two different zones: the ignition button, in rubber, is located, as you can expect from a tactical flashlight, on the tail. At the sides of the button, there are two protrusions of the cap that, besides preventing inadvertent activation, allow the "candle" positioning of the torch and the fixing of the lanyard.
The tactical tail switch guarantees both the "momentary switch" (temporary lighting), if pressed halfway, alternatively to fixed light, if pressed deeply. The selection of light intensities is carried out by means of the metallic side switch. The dimensional choice is excellent, as it requires the full intention of the operator in wanting to select the desired function. The available intensities are 5: from 1 lumen to a maximum of 1800 lumens (with a maximum range of 304 meters), and 3 special functions: strobe, S.O.S. and position indicator. Attached to the side switch there is an integrated potentiometer with indicator that shows the residual charge and residual voltage of the battery. The ATR (Advanced Temperature Regulation) system which, by recording the ambient temperature, maintains the torch's performance in the most disparate environmental conditions.

The MH25GTS comes with wrist strap, belt cordura sheath, spare o-ring, clip, removable tactical ring, USB / Micro-USB charging cable, NL1835HP battery. According to the specifications of the producer, the torch is water proof, as per standard IP68, up to 2 meters depth for 30min and impact resistant (withstand falls from 1m in height).

The product examined is undoubtedly of excellent quality and, although the torch is able to fulfill the most disparate uses, its vocation remains the tactical one. The size and weight (124 grams without battery) make it suitable for daily use. Despite the rich after market, the accessories already present in the package is more than enough for use and maintenance.

The price of the Nitecore MH25GTS is 115 €

Led: 1x Cree XHP35 HD - with a life cycle of 50,000 hours.

Operating Modes: 5 light modes and 3 special modes all electronically regulated
Powers and Durations: 1800 Lumens (0.5h) -> 950 Lumens (2.15h) -> 240 Lumens (5.45h) -> 70 Lumens (19h) -> 1 Lumens (250h.) -> Strobo -> Beacon -> S.O.S.
Power peak: 23100 candles
Maximum illumination distance: 304m.

Power on switches: Rear button with "Momentary On" system for luminous signals

Light selection method: Front button located under the head

Head: aeronautical aluminum
Body: aeronautical aluminum
Finishing: anodized, Type III
Lens: ultra-clear hardened glass with anti-reflective coating.

Battery: included in the package, 1x Li-ion 18650 rechargeable from 3.7V, 8A, 3500mAh - If necessary it can also work with 1x 18650 Li-Ion 3.7V or 2x CR123 from

3.0V without however being able to reach 1800 lumens of power
Measurements: 15cm (L) - 2.54cm (D stem) - 3.4cm (D head) - 2.60cm (D shank)
Weight: 124g. without the battery inserted.

Waterproofing: as per IP68 standard, submersible up to 2m. of depth for 30min.

Impact resistance: withstands falls from 1m in height.

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