NiteCore TM15 2450 Lumen Triple XM-L LED Flashlight

NiteCore TM15 2450 Lumen Triple XM-L LED Flashlight

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NiteCore TM15 2450 Lumen Triple XM-L LED Flashlight
$299.00

Description

The Nitecore Tiny Monster TM15 really is a little beast of a flashlight, even brighter than the previous TM11. Slightly bigger than the size of a short soda can, it uses 4 18650 or 8 CR123 batteries to power three CREE XM-L LEDs to a maximum of 2450 lumens on high. The switch is a two stage switch similar to what you see on many modern digital cameras, allowing for quick access to the lights many modes. There is even a blue LED indicator around the switch that serves several functions.

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Features

  • At 2450 lumens, the TM15 is the world's smaller and brightest rechageable searchlight
  • Utilizes three CREE XM-L LEDs
  • Thermal protection circuit prevents overheating
  • Compatible with both 18650 Li-ion and CR123 batteries
  • Intelligent charging circuit with status detection.  Recharge easily, safely, and quickly
  • Exceptionally long runtimes using 4 x 18650 Li-ion or 8 x CR123 batteries
  • Capable of using 1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123 batteries in emergency situations
  • Innovative single button two stage switch provides a user friendly interface (Patented)
  • Integrated power indicator light displays remaining battery power (Patented)
  • Power indicator secondary function displays battery voltage (accurate to 0.1V)
  • Coated mineral glass resists scratches
  • Aluminum reflector ensures a consistant and powerful beam
  • Stainless steel retaining ring protects the core components from damage
  • Contructed from aircraft grade aluminum alloy
  • HA III Military grade hard anodized
  • IPX-8 standard waterproof (two meters)
  • Accessories: Charger, holster, lanyard, spare O-ring


Dimensions

  • Length: 158mm
  • Head diameter: 60 mm
  • Tube diameter: 50mm
  • Weight: 447g (without battery)

Additional Information

Model nitecore_tm15
SKU NTC-TM15
Manufacturer Nitecore
Video Review No
Color No
Beacon No
Body Color Black
Compatible Batteries Other
Mode Changing Method Side Switch
Holster Included No
Pocket Clip No
Crenulated Bezel No
Infinite Ouput Adjustment No
LED Type CREE XM-L
LED Tint Cool
Secondary LED Color None
Max Lumens 2650
Min Lumens 110
Beam Distance (Meters) 465
Modes 5
SOS No
Strobe Yes
Switch Type Side
Programmable No
Body Material Aluminum
Weight grams 447
Weight oz 15.77
Length Inches 6.22
Length mm 158
Body Diameter Inches 1.96
Body Diameter mm 50
Head Diameter Inches 2.36
Head Diameter mm 60

Reviews

Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Great quality
I tried both, the TM 15 and the knock off clone copy of the Skyray King and have found paying the extra money for the Nitecore TM 15 to be worth it. The quick loss of battery power on the King is a drag, and not having the ability to go to different levels is too, but it is the workmanship of the TM 15 that is most impressive. The quality, for example, of the on/off switch is far superior. The feel of it is one of quality, while the King feels like a "disposable" light; lasting, hopefully, long enough to be of value, but the TM 15 feels like a professional tool.
I use it nightly for walks, and love the ability to see far ahead. I use it for outdoor chores as well, and with a diffuser cap, it is great for reading or lighting up a room (I use it to light up the barn while feeding animals, or stacking wood) and it is great in an emergency power outage. Combined with the EC25 Cobra, all my flashlight needs are met. Great quality, well made craftsmanship.
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Review by Peter / (Posted on 1/27/2013)
Tm-11 vs TM-15
Just an addendum to my earlier TM11 review. I've had three TM15's for a couple of weeks now. There is only a marginal apparent brightness increase, but if you compare them side by side you can see the 15 is slightly brighter. The real advantage is the built-in battery charger (note mine came from China via eBay and did not have the North American standard AC plug. Luckily I had an adapter from an old travel kit and that works just fine). I also like the tripod mount, that'll be really handy next year camping, when using the light for area illumination, both inside the tent trailer and out. Others have commented that the rubber plug that seals the charger port feel flimsy, and I agree. If you think you might drop your light into water, you might prefer the 11. But for just walking around in a rain storm, the 15 would be fine.
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Review by STEVE BRIGGS / (Posted on 11/26/2012)
TM11 vs TM15
Just an addendum to my earlier TM11 review. I've had three TM15's for a couple of weeks now. There is only a marginal apparent brightness increase, but if you compare them side by side you can see the 15 is slightly brighter. The real advantage is the built-in battery charger (note mine came from China via eBay and did not have the North American standard AC plug. Luckily I had an adapter from an old travel kit and that works just fine). I also like the tripod mount, that'll be really handy next year camping, when using the light for area illumination, both inside the tent trailer and out. Others have commented that the rubber plug that seals the charger port feel flimsy, and I agree. If you think you might drop your light into water, you might prefer the 11. But for just walking around in a rain storm, the 15 would be fine.
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Review by STEVE BRIGGS / (Posted on 11/22/2012)
You have the sun in the palm of your hands with this light
I'm not a die-hard CPF flashaholic, but I know my lights, and this one is a definite keeper. I was amazed at how bright this thing is. To compare, I have a Fenix TK41 on the older T6 XML Cree LED, which is rated at 800 lumens. The TM15 blows it out of the water. It's not quite dark here so I can't test it yet, but the TM15 seems to have a very tight hotspot, comparable to the TK41, which is a dedicated thrower. Despite this, the spill it provides is still usable and bright. There is a rather narrow beam pattern on the TM15 compared to the TM11, however, but a diffuser can fix that. Even with a diffuser, the highest mode on this light is uncomfortable to use up close. I can see this easily lighting an entire campground with ease. I am using the Eagletac 3100 mah 18650s from this very site and they work fantastic.

Some minor gripes, the charging port seems to be an afterthought and is a bit poorly designed. Makes me a bit nervous about taking this light for a dunk as the rubber cover on the port is prone to opening a bit on my model unless pushed down with a bit of force. It would no doubt still take a splash in a puddle no problem, as well as rain, but I find myself doubting the IPX-8 claim. It's not a divelight, however, and would do perfectly fine in moist/rainy conditions as well as short dips in water, so it's not an issue. The threads could be smoother and a bit more numerous, but this does not directly affect performance, so again, a minor issue.

At 300 dollars, this is one pricely light, but I believe I got what I paid for, an incredible light with 2450 lumens and several hundred meters worth of lighting power in the size of a soda can. The light is smaller than it seems, and would be perfect to mount on a tripod for a photographer to provide focused or accent lighting.

Overall decision, definitely worth the buy, get this flashlight if you're: a photographer, an avid outdoorsman, or can just appreciate a fine light. I plan to take this light camping in the northern forests of America and caving, and I have no doubt it would perform fine in either situation.
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Review by Justin / (Posted on 11/9/2012)