Nitecore TM9K TAC Rechargeable LED Torch
Nitecore TM9K TAC Rechargeable LED Torch is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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The Nitecore TM9K TAC is a compact rechargeable searchlight that upgrades the TM9K, now offering a maximum brightness of 9800 lumens momentary output from 9 updated Cree XP-L2 HD LEDs.
Due to the heat created from such a high output torch, the TM9K TAC has a lightweight and rigid CNC machined unibody design made from aluminium alloy to provide superior heat dissipation capabilities.
A 5000 mAh 21700 lithium-ion battery is built-in to the TM9K TAC and is charged up via the USB-C charging port that is on the head of the torch. Remove the dust cover from the charging port and insert the USB-C end of the included cable into the charging port, then pluf the standard USB-A end into a USB power source.
Thanks to the Quick Charge charging circuit the TM9K TAC is capable of charging the battery in approximately 3 hours, 15 minutes when using a Quick Charging USB adaptor. The torch will automatically access the Quick Charge mode when connected to a quick charge adaptor and the power indicator will flash quickly to show charging in progress. If using a 5 V, 2 A adaptor the power indicator will flash slowly and a full charge will take approximately 5 hours in regular charging mode. Once charging is complete the indicator will be solid blue.
Five brightness levels as well as strobe are available and are operated with the dual tail buttons. The light is turned on and off with the circular tail cap button, which can also be half pressed to provide momentary illumination until it is released. Once turned on single press the mode button (turbo ready lever) to cycle ultra-low, low, mid, high and the setting will be remembered next time the torch is turned on. Momentary turbo is accessed by holding down the mode button with the light on or off, and once released the light will return to the previous setting.
The strobe can be accessed with the torch on or off by double pressing the mode button, and a single press will exit. Strobe will be remembered next time the torch is turned on if it is the last used mode.
The torch can be locked out to prevent accidental activation by clicking the circular button while holding down the mode button, and releasing both buttons. To exit the lockout mode triple press the mode button. The thermal protection will automatically lower the output when used in turbo or high for prolonged periods to prevent overheating.
Extra features include a battery power indicator that displays voltage when the torch enters lockout mode, and shows the power level while turned on.
Turbo momentary output
Fast charging available
Thermal protection prevents overheating
Turbo: 9800 lumens; 280 m beam range*
High: 2000 lumens, 3 hours run-time; 118 m beam range*
Mid: 500 lumens, 4 hours run-time; 59 m beam range
Low: 130 lumens, 14 hours run-time; 30 m beam range
Ultra-low: 30 lumens, 60 hours run-time; 15 m beam range
Strobe: 9800 lumens
Note: *The turbo and high brightness levels may reduce if the torch becomes too hot due to the thermal protection.
Tested using the built-in 21700 5000 mAh battery in laboratory conditions. Data may vary slightly during real-world use due to battery, individual usage habits and environmental factors.
Type: High output LED torch
Operating Modes: Turbo / High / Mid / Low / Ultra-low / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 9500 lumens
Lamp Type: 9 x Cree XP-L2 HD LED
Beam Range: Up to 280 m
Batteries Required: Built-in 21700, 5000 mAh lithium-ion (included)
Overall Length: 125 mm
Head Diameter: 40 mm
Barrel Diameter: 26 mm
Tail Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 218.5 grams
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Switch Type: Dual tail buttons
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IP68 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 2 years free repair, limited warranty thereafter
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail box and includes:
Nitecore TM9K TAC LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Wrist lanyard x 1
Pocket clip x 1
USB-C to USB-A charging cable x 1
Manual x 1
So I work as a Police Officer and I wanted a torch that was actually useful. I did my usual youtube research and come across the TM9K. The reviews said it was a tiny torch, it didn't look like it but I took a chance and bought it from these guys. Can't fault the customer service it was excellent, it arrived earlier than expected, and the engraving is definitely a service worth having, especially if you're a bit of a kit junkie. Torch itself is DECEPTIVELY small, but it got some weight to it you can tell its no piece of junk, and the build quality is solid. The three main settings low mid and high, are all good for the applications they're meant for. The high setting is great for lighting things up. However, the "turbo" button where you let loose all 9800 Lumens out at the same time, is where this thing gets the nickname "Lighthouse". Because you hit this button and anything that gets caught in it is getting lit up like a Christmas tree....only lasts 15 seconds before it cuts out, and you have to cycle again, but this thing gets really hot, So I can handle that.Overall, would definitely buy another one, if a more powerful version comes out!
Good size for my pocket, easy to feel for the on switch in the dark, the boost is excellent.