The Nitecore MH1C is a compact rechargeable torch with a maximum output of 550 lumen from the Cree XM-L2 U2 white LED.
Powered by a the included rechargeable 16340 (RCR123A) lithium-ion battery, the MH1C has the ability to charge the battery inside the torch. Firstly ensure the torch is turned ON, then plug the supplied charging lead into the micro USB port, which is revealed by unscrewing the middle section of the torch that covers the port, and the other end into a computer or a USB mains / car charger.
The red charging indicator light will blink twice every 2 seconds to show charging is in progress and will go solid red once charging is complete after approximately 2 hours. If the torch is not on or a problem is detected the red light will flash rapidly.
Alternatively the MH1C can be powered by a CR123A non-rechargeable lithium cell, however this battery type can NOT be charged within the torch.
Four brightness levels plus strobe and SOS flashing modes are available, accessible through either the Turbo or user defined mode. The turbo mode is achieved by fully tightening the head and can then be momentarily accessed with a half press of the button, or turned on constantly by fully pressing the tail cap button. After 3 minutes use in turbo the output will drop to prevent the torch from overheating in order to protect the LED.
User defined mode is accessed by loosening the head slightly, and half presses of the tail cap switch will then allow the modes to be cycled through in the order of high, mid, low, SOS, strobe. To select the output simply fully press the button in when on the required setting and this mode will then me memorised each time the tail is fully turned on and off until you change it with the half presses.
With the desired user defined mode selected, you can then easily change between turbo and the selected mode by tightening and loosening the head, which can be useful in many situations. For example in tactical use you may select the strobe output and you can then quickly go between turbo and strobe for when instant strobe access is required, or for general use you may want the option to easily go between turbo and low for different jobs around the house.
A lanyard, pocket and holster are all included to provide versatile ways to carry the torch.
Quick output change with rapid rotary switch
USB charging function charges safely and rapidly
Integrated micro USB port conveniently concealed
Intelligent memory function remembers user defined output
Reverse polarity protection
Stainless steel removable clip
Turbo: 550 lumens, 30 minutes run-time*
High: 220 lumens, 1 hour run-time
Mid: 75 lumens, 3 hours 15 minutes run-time
Low: 22 lumens, 10 hours run-time
Note: *Temperature regulation will automatically drop the output after 3 minutes constant use to prevent the torch overheating and protect the LED
Measured according to ANSI/NEMA FL1 using a Nitecore RCR123 650 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery under laboratory conditions. The data is approximate and may vary between torches, batteries and environment.
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: Professional hand-held LED torchPackaging and Contents
Operating Modes: Low / Mid / High / Turbo / SOS / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 550 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XM-L U2 LED
Focus: Fixed focus
Reflector System: Aluminium reflector
Beam Range: Up to 120 m
Batteries Required: 1 x RCR123 lithium-ion (included) or 1 x non-rechargeable CR123A
Overall Length: 109 mm
Head Diameter: 25.5 mm
Barrel Diameter: 21.5 mm
Weight: 63 grams (excluding batteries)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aircraft grade aluminium
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Lens: Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
Switch Type: Tail push button and rotary head
Impact Resistance: 1.5 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years (torch), battery (1 year)
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Nitecore MH1C LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare switch cover x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Pocket clip x 1
Micro USB charging cable x 1
Nitecore RCR123 rechargeable lithium ion battery x 1
Manual x 1