The MH27UV has a maximum output of 1000 lumens from the Cree XP-L HI V3 LED, offering four brightness levels in total, plus independent red, blue and Ultraviolet LEDs. Special modes of strobe, SOS, location beacon and police warning signals are also available.
Featured is a 365 nm wavelength 500 mW Ultraviolet LED which can be used in gemological appraisal, document examination, currency detection, forensic science and many other applications.
Low illumination red light is useful for tactical applications such as preserving night vision and animal spotting, while the blue light can be used to trace blood.
By utilising the revolutionary SC5 technology that the Cree XP-L HI V3 LED employs, the MH27UV produces a powerful beam capable of reaching up to 462 meters, which is normally only achievable with a searchlight with a much larger reflector.
As with all the MH series, the battery is charged inside the torch. Simply plug the supplied charging lead into the USB port, and away you go. Alternatively the MH27UV can be powered by two RCR123A lithium-ion cells or two CR123A non-rechargeable lithium cells, however these batteries types can NOT be charged within the torch.
Featuring a tail switch for momentary illumination and on/off functions, there is also + and - side mode switches that cycle through the modes in the order of UV, red, blue, ultra-low, mid, high and turbo when pressing the + button and in reverse order when pressing the - button.
Pressing the + and - simultaneously will enter into the specials modes, cycling through blue flash, red flash, blue/red alternate flash, strobe, beacon and SOS modes using the + and - buttons. Directly access turbo mode by holding the + button with the torch on, and directly access UV by holding the - button with the torch on.
For ease of use the intelligent memory circuit will remember the last setting used, apart from location beacon and SOS.
Integrated power indicator notifies battery voltage (accurate to 0.1V)
Charging module with a micro USB port charges Li-ion batteries rapidly
Features advanced temperature regulation (ATR) technology
Stainless steel retaining ring protects core components from damage
Reverse polarity protection
Detachable pocket clip
Instant access to turbo / UV output
Tail stand capability
Using 2 x Nitecore CR123A lithium metal primary single-use batteries:
Turbo: 1000 lumens; 45 minutes run-time
High: 250 lumens; 4 hours, 45 minutes run-time
Mid: 55 lumens; 20 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 505 hours run-time
Red: 13 lumens; 19 hours run-time
Blue: 3 lumens; 19 hours run-time
UV: 19 hours run-time
Using 1 x Nitecore 18650 3400 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery:
Turbo: 1000 lumens; 1 hour run-time
High: 250 lumens; 6 hours, 15 minutes run-time
Mid: 55 lumens; 28 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 708 hours run-time
Red: 13 lumens; 28 hours run-time
Blue: 3 lumens; 28 hours run-time
UV: 28 hours run-time
Note: Advanced temperature regulation technology allows the MH27UV to dynamically adjust output performance according to its body temperature. This prevents damage from overheating and prolongs it's working life.
Tested to ANSI standards, the data is approximate and may vary between torches, batteries and environments.
Important Battery Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are not rechargeable.
Rechargeable Cells - We offer a FREE Nitecore 18650 (2600 mAh) lithium-ion rechargeable battery with this product, or you can upgrade to the 3200 mAh 18650 or the 3400 mAh 18650.
Please click on the Product Accessories tab above to view compatible battery alternatives.
Type: Tactical LED torch
Operating Modes: Ultra-low / Mid / High / Turbo / Red / Blue / UV / special modes
Lamp Type: Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
Focus: Fixed focus
Reflector: Smooth aluminium
Beam Range: 462 m
Batteries Required: 2 x CR123A lithium / 1 x 18650 lithium-ion
Run Time: Battery dependent, see information above
Overall Length: 154 mm
Head Diameter: 40 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 170 grams (excluding battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aircraft grade aluminium
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Window:Toughened mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
Switch Type: Tail cap switch and two front mode 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 MH27UV LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Pocket clip x 1
USB charging cable x 1
Spare USB port cover x 1
Spare rubber switch boot x 1
Nitecore 18650 battery x 1 (options above)
Manual x 1