The Nitecore MT20C is a new edition the MT range for 2015. It offers a maximum 460 lumens output from a Cree XP-G2 R5 LED, which emits a smaller, more focused and further reaching beam than the Cree XM-L2 LED.
Powered by either two CR123A non-rechargeable lithium batteries or one 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, the MT20C has an accumulated run-time of up to 1 hour, 45 minutes on turbo setting.
In addition to the white LED, there is also a red LED that provides low level lighting to preserve night vision and also a flashing mode to attract attention. It also blinks once every three seconds when in standby mode to help you locate your torch in the dark.
Featuring a tactical tail switch with momentary illumination, the MT10C has five brightness levels, three special modes, two red modes and a red low battery indicator. The tail switch controls on/off, while the brightness levels are selected using the dual side switch 'step up' and 'step down' buttons.
The step down button provides instant access to the red light mode and the step up button provides instant access to turbo. A combination of both buttons activates the red power indicator and controls the three special modes of strobe, location beacon and SOS.
The MT20C features a memory function that remembers the last mode used (except SOS and location beacon), which is a useful feature for many professions.
Integrated precision digital optics technology
Dual-switch design ensures unprecedented ease of use
Secondary red LED provides constant / flashing illumination
Indicates battery voltage with a red flashing LED (accurate to 0.1V)
Direct access to red and turbo output
Intelligent memory function
Reverse polarity protection prevents damage from an incorrectly inserted battery
Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
High efficiency constant current circuit
Stainless steel titanium plated clip
Tail stand capability
Using 1 x 18650 lithium-ion battery:
Turbo: 460 lumens; 1 hour, 45 minutes run-time*
High: 210 lumens; 4 hours, 45 minutes run-time
Mid: 100 lumens; 12 hours run-time
Low: 20 lumens; 60 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 480 hours run-time
Using 2 x CR123A lithium metal batteries:
Turbo: 460 lumens; 1 hour, 15 minutes run-time*
High: 210 lumens; 4 hours, 15 minutes run-time
Mid: 100 lumens; 10 hours run-time
Low: 20 lumens; 50 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 320 hours run-time
Note: *After 3 minutes the MT10C will automatically lower the turbo brightness level to prevent over-heating and ensure the battery run-time.
Important Battery and Battery Charger Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are not rechargeable.
Rechargeable Cells - If you are intending to use lithium-ion rechargeable batteries then you will also need to purchase a suitable battery charger if you do not already have one.
Please click on the Product Accessories tab above to view compatible batteries and battery chargers.
Type: Professional hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: Ultra-low to Turbo / Strobe / SOS / Location / Red Light
Luminous Flux: Up to 460 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XP-G2 R5 LED
Focus: Fixed focus
Reflector System: Smooth aluminium reflector
Beam Range: 180 m
Batteries Required: 2 x CR123A primary or 1 x 18650 lithium-ion
Run Time: See information above
Overall Length: 104.4 mm
Head Diameter: 25.4 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 72.3 grams (excluding batteries)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Switch Type: Tail cap button / dual side buttons
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 MT20C LED torch x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare switch boot x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Pocket clip x 1
Manual x 1
Batteries included (see options)