Nitecore Tiny Monster TM26 Review 2017

Nitecore Tiny Monster TM26The Nitecore Tiny Monster TM26 is a LED flashlight created with the latest technologies in the industry. As the product name already tells you, the Nitecore Tiny Monster TM26 is available in ‘miniature’ design but it delivers a huge 4000 lumen output. This product boasts a lot of features and impressive specifications lacking in most flashlights of its size. Read our detailed review to know more about this flashlight and its features as well as specifications.

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Nitecore Tiny Monster TM26 Features and Specifications

The Nitecore Tiny Monster TM26 is available in a very tiny design making it impressively portable and flexible. One can hold it as long as they need without being bored or experiencing any hand fatigue. Besides, including it in your luggage will not constitute any problem.

The flashlight can be powered with two different types of batteries: 8 CR123A batteries or 4 18650 lithium ion batteries but the run time of these batteries are not the same. During emergency situation, the flashlight can be powered with either 2 CR123 batteries or just one 18650 battery.

It is made from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy which is anodized to the HAIII military grade. Unlike most products on the market, Nitecore TM26 is completely waterproof to IPX-8 standard. Thus, it can be used under the rain, snow or submerged in water to the depth of 2 meters. It is also immune to other weather conditions such as dust particles and dew. The aluminum body construction is immune to corrosion.

The product is strongly made to last for ages. The core components are protected from damage by the stainless steel bezel it comes with.

It features an innovative and patented user friendly interface which comes with a single two stage switch that makes it easy to operate. With this switch, you can choose from eight modes and brightness levels. The modes are the lowest with a runtime of 1000 hours delivering 3 lumens, low with a 48 hours runtime delivering 95 lumens, medium with a 8.25 hours of runtime delivering 540 lumens, high with a runtime of 2.5 hours delivering 1700 lumens and turbo that delivers 3800 lumens for 45 minutes when it is powered with 4 x 18650 batteries. But when it is powered with 8 x CR123A, the modes, lumens and runtimes are as follow:

  • Lowest: 3 Lumens/750 Hours
  • Low: 95 Lumens/32 Hours
  • Medium: 540 Lumens/5.75 Hours
  • High: 1700 Lumens/2.25 Hours
  • Turbo: 3800 Lumens/1 Hour

Other features that come with the product include the following:

  • AC charging cable
  • Integrated precision digital optics technology
  • Lens with anti-reflective coating made from ultra-clear mineral glass

Additional accessories are wrist strap, 1 x O-ring, silica gel, spare rubber charging port cover and 100-240 ~50/60Hz charger (Output: 12V/1000mA).

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Conclusion

The Nitecore Tiny Monster TM26 is a nice flashlight that delivers very bright light using 4 x CREE XM-L2 U3 LEDs. These LED bulbs which are immune from failure emit light that are capable of dispelling the darkness of the night and brightening the entire room. Given the brightness of the light emitted by this product, it is suitable for patrol, emergency situations, fishing at night and adventures during the night time. It can also be used for self defense as the light will be able to blind an attacker completely.