The Nitecore MT42 utilises a Cree XHP35 HD LED and has a maximum output of 1800 lumens with 470 metres beam range on the turbo setting.
It is powered by two button top 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable batteries only, it is not compatible with any other battery type.
Five brightness levels as well as three special modes are available. The tail switch provides momentary operation by half press and holding the button and turns the light on/off with a full press of the button. With the torch turned on, the brightness level is cycled through with the side button in the order of ultra-low, low, mid, high and turbo.
Instant access to turbo is achieved by pressing and holding the side switch while the light is on and when the switch is release the light will go back to the previous brightness level. To access the special modes quickly double press the side switch with the light on to turn on strobe and once strobe is on then press the button and hold to cycle through beacon, SOS and strobe.
A blue power indicator sits under the side switch and shows battery power by pressing and holding the mode button with the light off and then clicking in the tail switch at the same time. Three flashes indicates above 50%, two flashes indicates below 50% and one flash indicates below 10%.
A holster, lanyard and stainless steel pocket clip are all included to provide you with a number of ways to carry your torch when not in use. The tactical tail switch is seated inside a U shape to minimise the chance of accidental activation.
The advanced temperature regulation module allows the MT42 to regulate its output and adapt to the ambient environment to maintain optimal performance. The torch is compatible with the GM02 gun mount and the RSW1 pressure switch which can be found under the product accessories tab.
Tactical tail button and side mode switch
Stainless steel pocket clip
High efficiency constant current circuit
Full metal tactical anti roll ring
Advanced temperature regulation to prevent overheating
Turbo: 1800 lumens; 1 hour run-time; 470 m beam range
High: 800 lumens; 3 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 312 m beam range
Mid: 280 lumens; 12 hours run-time; 175 m beam range
Low: 68 lumens; 45 hours run-time; 92 m beam range
Ultra Low: 1 lumen; 530 hours run-time; 10 m beam range
Strobe/Beacon/SOS: 1800 lumens
Please note: Advanced temperature regulation technology allows the MT42 to dynamically adjust the output performance according to it's temperature to prevent damaged from over heating. The turbo run-time is tested without the advanced temperature regulation, therefore results may vary between torch, battery and environment.
Tested to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards using 2 x Nitecore 3500 mAh 18650 lithium-ion batteries.
Important Battery and Battery Charger Information
Rechargeable Cells - If you do not already have compatible lithium-ion rechargeable batteries you can select them from the battery options at the top of the page and 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: hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: Ultra Low / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / Strobe / SOS / Beacon
Luminous Flux: Up to 1800 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XHP35 HD LED
Beam Range: Up to 470 m
Batteries Required: 2 x 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
Run Time: See information above
Overall Length: 228 mm
Head Diameter: 50 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 231.5 grams (excluding battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Switch Type: Tail button and side switch
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and contains:
Nitecore MT42 LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Anti roll ring x 1
Pocket clip x 1
Spare rubber switch boot x 1
Manual x 1