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Nitecore Multitask Hybrid MH12 USB Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight - CREE XM-L2 U2 LED - 1000 Lumens - Uses 1 x 18650 (Included) or 2 x CR123As

Nitecore MH12 LED Flashlight With Smooth Reflector
Side Shot of Nitecore MH12 Complete with Diamond Knurling
Standing Shot of Nitecore MH12
Close-Up of Nitecore MH12's CREE XM-L2 U2 LED
Close-Up of Nitecore MH12's Tactical Tailcap Switch and U-Shaped Tailcap
Close-Up of Nitecore MH12's Mode Switch Located Below the Head
Close-Up of Nitecore MH12's Micro-USB Charging Port Located Below the Head
In-Hand Shot of Nitecore MH12
Nitecore MH12 Comes With Nitecore NL188 18650 Battery, Micro-USB Charging Cord, Lanyard, Pocket Clip, Tactical Cigar Ring, Holster, Spare Micro-USB Port Cover, Spare Rubber Tailcap Boot, and Spare O-Rings
Nitecore MH12 Comes in Retail Box
Nitecore MH12 LED Flashlight With Smooth Reflector
Side Shot of Nitecore MH12 Complete with Diamond Knurling
Standing Shot of Nitecore MH12
Close-Up of Nitecore MH12's CREE XM-L2 U2 LED
Close-Up of Nitecore MH12's Tactical Tailcap Switch and U-Shaped Tailcap
Close-Up of Nitecore MH12's Mode Switch Located Below the Head
Close-Up of Nitecore MH12's Micro-USB Charging Port Located Below the Head
In-Hand Shot of Nitecore MH12
Nitecore MH12 Comes With Nitecore NL188 18650 Battery, Micro-USB Charging Cord, Lanyard, Pocket Clip, Tactical Cigar Ring, Holster, Spare Micro-USB Port Cover, Spare Rubber Tailcap Boot, and Spare O-Rings
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Description

Nitecore MH12 LED Flashlight

Rechargeable P12?

The Nitecore MH12 LED Flashlight is the newest addition to the Multi-Task Hybrid Series. Now I know what you're thinking to yourself, is that a rechargeable P12? The long and short answer to that is yes, the MH12 is almost identical to the P12 in size, shape, and output. However, what takes the MH12 to the next level is its integrated micro-USB charging port, making life much easier when it's time to charge it back up. Measuring in at 5.47" and weighing just over three ounces, the MH12 just may be the perfect, portable, and lightweight EDC flashlight out today. The MH12 produces a blistering 1000 Lumens, with a maximum throw of 232 meters, which is accessed via the intuitive two-button user interface. Combine that with its three special modes, Strobe, SOS, and Location Beacon, the MH12 is the perfect light for the everyday user, law enforcement, campers, and adventurers.



Lighting Technology

CREE LED

The MH12 is fitted with the latest CREE XM-L2 LED, which will produce an intense 1000 Lumens while in Turbo mode. The tactical tail switch offers momentary illumination, while the mode side switch offers quick access to all of the output modes. To access the various output modes, simply press the mode side switch repeatedly. The MH12 will output 240 Lumens on High, 70 Lumens on Medium, and a single Lumen on Low mode. To access the special modes, press and hold the mode switch for over one second to enter Strobe mode. Repeat to access SOS and Location Beacon mode.



Power

Micro-USB Charging Port

The MH12 is able to be powered by either two Lithium CR123A batteries or a single rechargeable 18650 cell. The MH12 is capable of charging one 18650 Li-ion battery with the included USB charging cable, while the light is on. You can connect the MH12 to either a computer, USB powered charger, in your home or in the car. The integrated power indicator, which is in the side switch, will glow blue throughout the charging process. When charging is complete, the MH12 will end the charge automatically and the battery indicator will turn off. When the light is on, the power indicator will blink once every two seconds when power level drops to 50%; the power indicator will blink quickly when power level is low.



Features:

  • Integrated Micro-USB charging port
  • Integrated power indicator light in side switch measures remaining battery power
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-scratch coating
  • Constructed from aerograde aluminum alloy with HA III military grade hard-anodized finish
  • Features a trio of specialized tactical outputs:
    • Strobe Mode can be used to disorient a target
    • S.O.S. Mode is used as a signal in emergency situations
    • Location Beacon is used to efficiently mark your current position
  • Included Accessories:
    • 1 x NL188 18650 Battery
    • 1 x USB Charging Cable
    • 1 x Holster
    • 1 x Pocket Clip
    • 1 x Tactical Cigar Ring
    • 1 x Lanyard
    • 1 x Spare Tailcap Switch Cover
    • 2 x Spare O-Rings
    • 1 x Spare USB Port Cover


Specifications:

  • LED: CREE XM-L2 (U2)
  • Power Source: 2 x CR123A or 1 x 18650 (NL188 18650 included)
  • IPX Rating: IPX-8 (Waterproof and submersible up to 2 meters)
  • Impact Resistance: 1.5 meters
  • Brightness Output / Runtime (using 1 x 18650):
    • Turbo: 1,000 Lumens / 1 Hour 15 Min.
    • High: 240 Lumens / 6 Hours
    • Mid: 70 Lumens / 28 Hours
    • Low: 1 Lumen / 520 Hours
  • Brightness Output / Runtime (using 2 x CR123A):
    • Turbo: 1,000 Lumens / 1 Hour
    • High: 240 Lumens / 5 Hours 15 Min.
    • Mid: 70 Lumens / 20 Hours
    • Low: 1 Lumen / 300 Hours
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 13,500 cd
  • Max Beam Distance: 232 meters
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 5.47" (139mm)
    • Bezel Diameter: 1" (25.4mm)
    • Body Diameter: 1" (25.4mm)
  • Weight: 3.1 oz (88g) (excluding batteries)
Specifications
TurboHighMediumLowMoonlight
Lumens:1000240-701
Runtime (Hours):1.256-28520
Output Modes:3+ Brightness Levels
Compatible Batteries:1 x 18650, 2 x CR123A, 2 x RCR123A
Batteries Included:Yes
Included Accessories:Batteries, Holster, Lanyard, Pocket Clip, Spare O-ring(s), Spare Tailcap Boot, Tactical (Cigar) Ring, USB Cable
Flashlight Usage:Every Day Carry, Tactical
Throw Distance (Max):232m
LED:CREE XM-L2 U2
Switch Location:Multiple
Product Certifications:ANSI, IPX-8
Brand:Nitecore
Warranty:Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty, Nitecore 5 Year Warranty
Return Policy:Battery Junction Return Policy
Primary Material:Anodized Aluminum
Product Weight:3.1oz
Product Dimensions:5.47" (L) x 1" (Diameter)1" (Head Diameter)
UPC:6952506401642
MPN:MH12-XM-L2
Country of Origin:CN
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Reviews
By stjeepers
Long Beach
December 17, 2018
Only as good as your tools
I purchased my Nitecore MH12 in 2016 to use at my security job at a major Southern California amusement park. I did bag check at the entrance to the park which meant my light was on constantly for at least 7 hours a day, 5 to 6 days a week. At that time, the rechargeable capabilities was not my aim, run time and durability were. I have a Fenix PD35 that is comparable to the MH12 that I purchased in 2014 so I had a charging unit at home I use to charge my 18650 batteries. The MH12 was definately stingy with the power so it would last the whole shift on one battery. The Fenix PD35 was a very capable light but needed a battery change about 2/3 of the way through a shift. The Fenix was relegated to my backup/loaner flashlight. Here I am 4 (Fenix) and 2 1/2 (nitecore) years later and both lights are working great with all their original parts. The nitecore has a better feel to my large hand and now that I'm retired, has become my household and travel light. I own a Travel Trailer and the MH12 goes everywhere with me. Now the USB charging option is handy as my trailer has several USB ports I can use to charge the battery. I also carry it in my suitcase for any trips where I might stay at a hotel. Most hotels have USB ports available for cell phones. I just purchased a new MH12 for my wife's Equinox and feel it's a great choice for someone who would probably never remember to change the battery when it got low or dead. It's easy to leave plugged in to the console and should always be available when needed. For any Fenix owners who might be concerned as to the fate of my PD35, it is working well and is my truck flashlight. I periodically check my batteries so it works well in that capacity for me. My nitecore is in my bed stand as my house flashlight when I'm not on the road.
By Jon
Pittsburgh, PA
February 28, 2018
One year (give or take) review
OK, I got this one from you guys around a year or so ago (maybe more maybe less, my mind is moosh lol). But it's been a while, and I'd like to offer my thoughts on it:

The light itself has held up very well insofar as dings, scratches and the like. Clip is still intact. The buttons and the USB cover haven't been damaged or anything within my environment (I'll admit, I don't fight fires or do much construction stuff, but with 3 little kids around, it does see some rough stuff lol).....that all being said, nothing on it cosmetically has torn or busted.

Insofar as performance goes, it's more than held up it's end of the bargain. Plenty bright, and no malfunctions so far as toggling between the various levels of light. As an aside, it's doubled as a nightstand light a couple of times when the power has gone out, and even with the 2nd level brightness, it's got enough spill on it to be an effective lamp. On the highest setting, it's got a boatload of throw to be effective in that capacity. The low battery indicator (the blinking blue mode toggle switch) works very well when the battery is starting to get low.

Insofar as the battery life, for my own use, it lasts quite a while (one caveat is I rarely run it on the upper settings too much unless absolutely neccessary, so your millage may vary). I'd say in the time that I've owned the light, I've only had to charge the battery maybe 2 or 3 times.

One thing I should note. I do not use the USB port to charge it up. I had a gentleman at a vape shop tell me it's better for the battery life to use a portable battery charger (meaning taking the battery out of the light, and throwing it on one of those multislotted deals). I did purchase a Nitecore charger (can't remember the model number), but it's worked well, and charges within a reasonable amount of time. The same gent mentioned that using the charger provides a more "robust" charge to the battery (whatever that means lol) than using a micro USB cord with the port. However that all said, if I'm in a jam, it's reassuring to know I can bust out the cord, and make use of the port if need be.

As an EDC light, it carries pretty well for it's size and weight. If I clip it to my front pocket near the rear, I barely know it's there (and that's standing, sitting, squating etc etc to boot, it's never gotten in the way once). From an empirical standpoint, I'm 6' 1", and weigh about 180 lbs, so again, ymmv. (meaning what works for me may not work for you)

Overall, for the price, it's a pretty good bargain if you're looking for a simple, solid light to tote around or even keep in your backpack/car. I definitely give it 5 stars (for it's use and performance in my urban EDC environment

-Jon
Pittsburgh, PA



ProsSlim and easy to carry
ConsNone that I can think of
By Maurice
El Paso, Tx
January 27, 2018
Handy Rechargable Light
I use this as my vehicle emergency light since I can easily charge it anywhere. Perfect light for emergency situations. Zero complaints on form and function
ProsEverything
ConsNothing
By John
West Branch, IA
January 22, 2018
Can€™t believe this pocket flashlight Is so powerful
This light does a great job for the farm. Leave it in your coat pocket are throw it in the pickup. Holds a charge great if you don€™t use turbo setting. It€™s too bright for haying horses unless you want to chase them away. It functions well in cold weather. Feels good in the hand and fits in youy pocket. I could mount it on a gun if I needed as well. A bit spendy though.
By Joe
NJ
June 28, 2017
Solid 18650 Light
This is a very good choice for a light in the 18650 category. I will say this. If you need or want the USB recharge option this light is a great option. I have also had the MH20 and MH20GT, which I prefer for EDC since they are shorter. However, if you do not need the USB recharge option, the MH10 might be a better option (it is a little shorter and better waterproofing.)

Overall, mode spacing is very good. Run time is excellent, and it is a well built light. You can not go wrong with this light or any I mentioned above.
ProsBright Multiple modes Nice low mode Battery indicator Built in Charger
ConsSlightly long for pocket carry
Q&A
7 Questions & 7 Answers
Doug
from Vancouver, WA asked:
July 28, 2015
Does the strobe operate at 1,000 lumens?
1 Answer
Yes.
Customer Service
on July 28, 2015

Brad
from Fargo asked:
March 10, 2015
Does this light have memory mode for strobe?
1 Answer
Yes, the MH12 has memory effect to ensure direct access to the previously used brightness level and strobe when it is resumed.
Customer Service
on March 11, 2015

Bob
from Calgary asked:
February 24, 2015
Is this flashlight capable of using standard batteries, as well as a rechargeable battery?
1 Answer
Yes, the MH12 is compatible with primary Lithium CR123 batteries, as well as rechargeable Lithium-Ion 18650 batteries.
Customer Service
on February 24, 2015

Dave
from Merrimack, NH asked:
February 24, 2015
Is the included 18650 battery a Nitecore NL188 or another brand?
1 Answer
The included battery is a Nitecore NL188 3100mAh 18650.
Customer Service
on February 24, 2015

Dave
from Merrimack, NH asked:
February 24, 2015
Can the flashlight stand up on its tactical tail switch, or is it too round to stand on end?
1 Answer
Yes, the MH12 does has have tail stand capability.
Customer Service
on February 24, 2015

A.K. Wong
from Scottsdale AZ asked:
February 24, 2015
What differentiates the MH10 from the MH12?
1 Answer
The MH10 does not feature a tail cap switch, like the MH12. Also, the MH10 includes an 18650 with 2300 mAh versus the MH12's 18650 with 3100 mAh.
Customer Service
on February 24, 2015

William Biss
from Hanover PA asked:
February 24, 2015
Does this unit plug into a standard 110V AC receptacle for charging?
1 Answer
The MH12 includes a USB cable for charging, which can be plugged into an existing charger, computer, or power bank.
Customer Service
on February 24, 2015

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