Nitecore MT1A LED Torch
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The Nitecore MT1A is part of the Multi-Task series of lights, which offers incredible performance from just one AA NiMH battery.
Useful design features include a removable and reversible pocket clip, anti-roll head, forward click switch with momentary-on ability, smooth parabolic reflector for a long throw and tail stand capability for use as a candle.
Powered by one AA alkaline primary cell or one AA NiMH rechargeable cell, the MT1A has four brightness levels plus strobe and SOS flashing modes.
With the head in the tightened position the light will activate in turbo mode, lowering the output after three minutes to prevent over-heating, with the head slightly loosened the light will cycle through the other three brightness levels and two flashing modes.
Turbo: 180 lumens; 1 hour, 30 minutes run-time
High: 55 lumens; 5 hours, 30 minutes run-time
Mid: 22 lumens; 18 hours run-time
Low: 5 lumens; 60 hours run-time
Note: Accurate ANSI performance numbers indicate real world light output and run times when using a 2400 mAh AA NiMH battery. The data is approximate and may vary between torches, batteries and environments.
Type: Professional hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: High / Mid / Low / SOS / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 180 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XP-G2 R5 LED
Focus: Fixed Focus
Reflector System: Smooth reflector
Beam Range: 115 m
Batteries Required: 1 x AA alkaline or 1 x AA NiMH (not included)
Run Time: Up to 60 hours
Overall Length: 105 mm
Head Diameter: 22.5 mm
Barrel Diameter: 21.5 mm
Weight: 55 grams (excluding battery)
Colours Available: Black
Body Material: Aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Lens: Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
Switch Type: End cap push button
In-Built Technology: Intelligent memory circuit
Other Technology: Built-in advanced power management circuit
In-built Protection: Reverse polarity protection
Impact Resistance: 1.5 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Nitecore MT1A LED torch x 1
Lanyard x 1
Pocket clip x 1
Spare switch boot x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Manual x 1
My situation and preference is for a torch that has 'sufficient' output, but a long run time. In this the MT1A is excellent.
I don' t use turbo but the high of 55 lumens is quite sufficient to navigate off the hill at night, and mid is perfect for camp tasks. After only a weeks use I suspect the run times (5.5 and 18 hrs) are actually pessimistic, so I can get a full weeks camp out of a single battery. (Low is great as a background light, and seems to go on forever).
I usually carry CR123 torches, with these (MT1A and LA10) as backup (due to easy availability of AA's) but I'd be happy enough if I only had these.
Small and light enough you can forget you're carrying, yet reliable and more than sufficient, what's not to like?
The MT1A arrived well packaged and in good time. Very light in weight, and with sealant spares, plus a clip which, if you attach it to a base-ball-cap peak, will give you a head torch. My need was to be able to see my dog in the garden at night and I now can follow him clearly with the powerful beam. The garden length is about 30 feet.