Sold on Nitecore
May 4, 2015
Not withstanding the fact that the Nitecore NL183 comes packaged with some of the Nitecore flashlights, these batteries are worth the price you pay to keep a few extras on hand as backups. I have had no complaints whatsoever about Nitecore products.
From the first Nitecore flashlight I purchased, I just stuck with the brand. Based on the superior quality of Nitecore flashlights, and having already used, charged and reused the NL183's, I can see the NL183 holding up for about 10 years of use, burning one hour a night, at 500 charges.
And, unlike other reviewers I've read, I have not had any problem with the batteries overheating to the point of automatically cutting off. The only concern I have is whether to keep them in the refrigerator to prolong their life, or not.
Pros:They are protected, charge very well, seem to hold the charge as advertised, and are made quite well. Less costly than the NL189, not to mention saving hundreds of dollars you would otherwise waste on non-rechargeables. They are reliable. And because they are rechargeable, they are by default environmentally friendly, and I support that.
Cons:None so far!