The LED Lenser MT18 is a compact, super powerful rechargeable torch that can produce a maximum output of 3000 lumens from three Xtreme white LEDs.
Powered by a triangular rechargeable battery pack that consists of three 18650 3400 mAh lithium-ion cells, bundled together to for the ultimate power source with a 10200 mAh capacity in total, the MT18 has a run-time of up to 5 hours on the highest setting (down to 1 lumen).
The battery pack is charged inside the torch via the charging port on the neck of the torch. Lift the dust cover to reveal the charging port and then plug in either the mains adaptor to charge via the wall or the USB cable to charge via a computer/laptop or via car with a suitable USB car adaptor (not included). The charging indicator in the switch will go red to show charging is in progress and turn green once charging is complete.
The MT18 offers three brightness settings and strobe, which are available in three pre-set selectable modes. The torch is factory set to mode 1, which cycles through in the order of high, mid, low and off with each press. Mode 2 cycles through the settings in the opposite direction of low, mid, high and off. Finally mode 3 cycles through the brightness settings the same as mode 1, except when the torch is on in any mode, you can press and hold the button to activate the strobe setting.
Switching between modes is simple and is done by holding down the button while the torch is off. While holding the button the light will blink once to indicated mode 1 after 10 seconds, blink twice to indicate mode 2 after 13 seconds and blink three times to indicate mode 3 after 16 seconds. Once you have reached the setting you desire, release the button and the light will stay in this mode until you change it again.
The MT18 also features a lock out mode to prevent accidental activation when not in use and can be activated the same way as changing modes, except you hold the button for 19 seconds until the light blinks four times. To come out of lock out mode, hold the button for 5 seconds until the light blinks once.
An integrated power indicator in the switch of the torch indicates remaining battery power by displaying a green, yellow or red light. This will automatically happen when you insert the batteries or you can access it any time by holding the button for two seconds while the torch is off.
The advanced focus system allows you to focus the light from spot to flood by sliding the head of the torch forwards and backwards. On the highest setting when focused into a spot, with a fully charged battery, the MT18 can throw the beam up to 540 metres range.
Three brightness settings and strobe
Three selectable modes
Lock out function
Built-in battery power indicator
Low: 30 lumens; 96 hours run-time; 80 m beam range
Mid: 600 lumens; 9 hours run-time; 260 m beam range
High: 3000 lumens; 5 hours run-time; 540 m beam range
The above parameters are tested in lab conditions using the included battery pack with energy saving mode (down to 1 lumen) and data may vary between torch, batteries, environment and individual usage habits.
Type: Hand-held rechargeable torch
Operating Modes: Low / Mid / High / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 3000 lumens
Lamp: 3 x Xtreme LEDs
Beam Range: Up to 540 m
Run Time: Up to 96 hours on low setting (down to 1 lumen)
Charge Time: 8 hours approx.
Focus: One handed speed focus; spot to flood
Optics: Advanced focus system
Batteries Required: 1 x lithium-ion battery pack (included)
Overall Length: 171 mm
Head Diameter: 86 mm
Weight: 620 grams (including battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aircraft grade aluminium
Electrical Contacts: Gold plated contacts
Switch Type: Side push button
Environmental: Water resistant to IPX4 standard
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail and includes:
LED Lenser MT18 LED torch x 1
Lithium-ion 10200 mAh battery pack x 1
Wrist lanyard x 1
USB charging cable x 1
Mains adaptor and power adaptor charging cable x 1
Manual x 1