The Nitecore TM10K is a compact rechargeable searchlight with a maximum output of 10,000 lumens using six Cree XHP35 HD LEDs, which is absolutely amazing considering its size. The turbo mode of 10,000 lumens can only be activated for 7 seconds at a time due to the heat it produces.
To be able to produce such power the TM10K requires a battery with a high output, which is what led Nitecore to the INR21700 48G battery manufactured by Samsung SDI, that has a capacity of 4800 mAh and a discharge current of 35 A. Due to the heat created from such a high output torch, Nitecore had to come up with an effective cooling design, which has been achieved with a unibody design and a 4 mm thick copper cooling PCB.
The TM10K is equipped with a multi-functional OLED display that will successively show the brightness level & lumens, battery voltage, power remaining, run-time remaining and temperature when the torch is first turned on. When the light is turned off the screen will show "standby" and the current battery voltage briefly before it goes off.
The built-in battery is charged up via the Type-C USB charging port that is on the tail of the torch. Remove the dust cover from the charging port and insert the Type-C end of the included cable into the charging port. The standard USB end can be plugged into a USB port on the computer or charged via the mains with a USB adaptor.
Thanks to the Quick Charge 2.0 charging circuit the TM10K is capable of charging the battery in approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes when using a Quick Charging 2.0 USB adaptor. The torch will automatically access the Quick Charge mode when connected to a quick charge 2.0 adaptor and will display "Q.charge" on the screen. If using a 5 V, 2 A adaptor the screen will display "charging" and a full charge will take approximately 4 hours in regular charging mode. Both charging modes will also display the current battery voltage and when charging is complete the screen will display "chg.finished".
Two buttons are on the side of the torch and controls the functions, with the back power button turning the light on and off with a short press and the mode button cycling through ultra-low, low, mid and high when the light is on. While the light is off direct access to ultra-low can be achieved by long pressing the power button and direct access to high can be achieved by long pressing the mode button.
The default brightness output for the high mode is 1000 lumens, however this can be customised to your individual requirements and can be set between 400 to 2000 lumens and saved. The turbo 10,000 lumens is activated by wither holding down the tail button from off or holding down the mode button while the light is on. To prevent overheating the turbo is limited to 7 seconds use and a countdown will appear on the OLED screen. If the battery is not charged enough to access the turbo then the high mode will be entered instead.
Extra features include location indication, advanced temperature regulations and two lockout functions to prevent accidental activation. The half lockout disables the use of the power and mode button but the tail turbo button can still be used and the full lockout disables the use of all three buttons.
Note: Always read the operating instructions before first use.
Two lockout modes
Fast charging circuit charges safely and rapidly
Multifunctional OLED display
Customisable high brightness levels
Temperature regulation prevents overheating
Using the built-in 21700, 4800 mAh lithium-ion battery:
Turbo: 10,000 lumens; 288 m beam range*
High: 1000 lumens, 2 hours run-time; 90 m beam range*
Mid: 300 lumens, 7 hours run-time; 49 m beam rang4e
Low: 100 lumens, 14 hours run-time; 28 m beam range
Ultra-low: 3 lumens, 200 hours run-time; 5 m beam range
Note: *The turbo brightness will produce extreme heat during long use, therefore it is limited to 7 seconds use per activation. The high brightness level run-time is measured on the default setting and will vary if it is customised. With the incorporated ATR the TM10K regulates its outputs and adapts to the ambient environment to maintain optimal performance, therefore this may affect the run-times.
Type: High output LED torch
Operating Modes: Turbo / High / Mid / Low / Ultra-low
Luminous Flux: Up to 10,000 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XHP35 HD LED x 6
Beam Range: Up to 288 m
Batteries Required: Built-in 21700, 4800 mAh lithium-ion (included)
Run Time: Up to 200 hours (Ultra low setting)
Overall Length: 110 mm
Head Diameter: 41 mm
Barrel Diameter: 31 mm
Weight: 246.5 grams
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Lens: Optical lenses with double sided scratch resistant coating
Switch Type: Dual side mounted push button and tail button
In-built Protection: Thermal protection circuit prevents overheating
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IP68 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 2 years free repair, limited warranty thereafter
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail box and includes:
Nitecore TM10K LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Wrist lanyard x 1
USB type-C charging cable x 1
Manual x 1