The Nitecore MH12GT is a rechargeable torch with a maximum output of 1000 lumens and offers four brightness levels as well as strobe, SOS and location beacon.
The torch is operated with the tail clicky switch and also a side mode button. The tail switch provides momentary illumination with a half press and a full press turns the torch on and off. With the light switched on, each press of the mode switch will cycle through ultra-low, low, mid, high and holding the mode switch for 1 second will enter strobe mode. Press and hold the button again to cycle through SOS, location beacon and strobe settings. A single press will revert back to regular brightness settings.
As with all the Nitecore GT models, the MH12GT also features the Cree XP-L HI V3 LED with the domeless design that gives the torch a long, concentrated range with a maximum beam distance of 320 meters.
Powered by a single rechargeable 18650 lithium-ion battery, the MH12GT has the ability to charge the battery inside the torch. Simply turn the torch on first and then plug the supplied charging lead into the USB port and the other end into the computer, or with suitable adaptors it can be plugged into the mains or car charger. The blue indicator light will blink once per second to show charging is in progress and will go out once charging is complete.
The MH12GT can also use two CR123A lithium metal non-rechargeable batteries or two RCR123A/16340 lithium-ion rechargeable batteries however these batteries cannot be charged inside the MH12GT.
Mode switch offers access to four brightness levels and three special modes
Integrated power indicator light displays remaining battery power (patented)
Power indicator’s secondary function displays battery voltage (accurate to 0.1 V )
Charging module with a micro USB port charges lithium-ion batteries rapidly
Features intelligent memory effect (except for SOS and location beacon modes)
Reverse polarity protection and high efficiency constant current circuit board
Tail stand capability
Using two CR123A lithium metal primary single-use batteries:
High: 1000 lumens; 1 hour run-time*
Mid: 280 lumens; 3 hours, 15 minutes run-time
Low: 55 lumens; 20 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 300 hours run-time
Using one Nitecore 18650 3400 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery:
High: 1000 lumens; 1 hour, 15 minutes run-time*
Mid: 280 lumens; 6 hours run-time
Low: 55 lumens; 28 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 520 hours run-time
* The advanced temperature regulation will automatically reduce the output of the high mode after 1 minute to protect the LED from overheating, therefore it is an accumulated run-time.
Note: The ATR will regulate the output in all modes and adapt to the ambient environment to maintain optimal performance. Tested to ANSI standards, the data is approximate and may vary between torches, batteries and environments.
Important Battery and Battery Charger Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are not rechargeable.
Rechargeable Cells - This torch is supplied with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and a USB charging cable. Mains and car USB adaptors can be purchased separately.
Please click on the Product Accessories tab above to view compatible batteries and USB adaptors.
Type: Rechargeable LED torch
Operating Modes: Ultra-low / Low / Mid / High / Strobe / SOS / Beacon
Lamp Type: Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
Focus: Fixed focus
Beam Range: 320 m
Batteries Required: 2 x CR123A lithium / 1 x 18650 lithium-ion (included)
Run Time: Up to 520 hours
Charge Time: 6 hours approx. (may vary depending on battery capacity)
Overall Length: 139.2 mm
Head Diameter: 25.4 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 87 grams (excluding battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aircraft grade aluminium
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Switch Type: End cap push button and mode front switch
Impact Resistance: 1.5 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Nitecore MH12GT LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Pocket clip x 1
Tactical Ring x 1
USB charging cable x 1
Spare USB port cover x 1
Spare switch boot x 1
Nitecore 18650 lithium-ion 3400 mAh rechargeable battery x 1
Manual x 1