Nitecore MH27 Rechargeable Multi-Spectrum LED Flashlight

Nitecore MH27 Rechargeable Multi-Spectrum LED Flashlight

Nitecore MH27 Rechargeable Multi-Spectrum LED Flashlight

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Product Highlights

  • 1 / 55 / 250 / 1000 Lumen
  • Cree XP-L HI V3 Primary LED
  • Blue, Red, Green Secondary LEDs
  • Strobe, SOS, Location Beacon Modes
  • Red/Blue, Red, Blue Flashing Modes
  • Dual Body & Tailcap Pushbutton Switches
  • Momentary and Constant-On Activation
  • Anodized Aluminum Housing
  • Impact-Resistant and Submersible
  • Runs on 1x 18650 or 2x CR123 Batteries
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Nitecore MH27 overview

  • 1Description

Nitecore's versatile and compact MH27 Rechargeable Multi-Spectrum LED Flashlight is as powerful as larger search lights yet fits comfortably in your hand. This illuminator uses a white Cree XP-L HI V3 primary LED to produce four outputs from an energy-saving 1 lumen minimum output, to a darkness-piercing 1000-lumen turbo.

In addition to the white emitter, there is an array of secondary-colored LEDs - blue, red, and green - set around the main reflector that provide colored light to perform tasks without interfering with night-adjusted vision. Adding to the MH27's versatility are three strobe modes and three colored flashing modes that can be used for everything from directing traffic to sending a distress signal.

The light is designed with tactical professionals in mind. It has a two-stage pushbutton tailcap switch with momentary and constant-on modes. This switch has last-mode-memory for the primary outputs and strobe mode so you can set the output ahead of time and go right to that intensity or mode immediately. For special situations, users have instant access to both the red LED light and 1000-lumen Turbo output for checking IDs and lighting large areas or to search. An included tactical ring can be installed on the handle to help facilitate various pistol/light grip techniques.

Complementing the multiple light outputs is a housing that is built to withstand years of use. Its aluminum alloy body has a scratch and corrosion-resistant Type III hard anodized finish, with a scratch-resistant tempered reflector window that has an anti-reflection coating to maximize light transmission. The light is impact-resistant and IPX8-rated, making it fully submersible to a depth of over 6.5 feet. Heat diffusing fins built into the head provide passive overheat protection, while heat-management circuitry automatically monitors and adjusts the output and performance to prevent damage to the light.

Performance
  • White light:
    • Low: 1 lumen
    • Med: 55 lumen
    • High: 250 lumen
    • Turbo: 1000 lumen
  • Colored light:
    • Blue: 3 lumen
    • Red: 13 lumen
    • Green: 19 lumen
  • One primary white Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
  • One each - Blue/Red/Green - secondary LEDs
  • Blue LED: Highlights fluids such as blood for tracking
  • Red LED: Illuminates without affecting night adjusted vision to read or perform tasks
  • Green LED: Many game animals cannot see green light. Use it to perform tasks or signal
  • Smooth aluminum reflector produces a bright center cone of light with large, dimmer peripheral ring
Special Modes
  • Disorientating strobe mode
  • SOS distress signal: Automatically cycles through Morse code sequence
  • Location beacon: Emits a slow steady flash to signal location
  • "Police" warning signals:
    • Mode 1: Alternates between Red and Blue LEDs to simulate police lights
    • Mode 2: Flashing Red LED only
    • Mode 3: Flashing Blue LED only
Switching
  • Type: Pushbutton
  • Location: Tailcap and Body
    • Tailcap: Controls on/off with last mode memory for primary outputs and strobe mode
    • Body: Dual switches control output intensity and mode selection
  • Momentary and constant-on activation
  • Instant access to Turbo output and Red LED
Construction
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy housing
  • Corrosion and scratch-resistant type III hard-anodized finish
  • Impact-resistant
  • IPX8-rated, waterproof and submersible to 6.6'
  • Dual-sided, anti-reflective coating and tempered glass emitter lens
  • Stainless steel retaining ring protects lens against drops and impacts
  • Hardened, heat-diffusion fins help prevent over-heating
  • Charging port cover maintains IPX8 rating
  • Spring-loaded impact absorption mechanism in battery compartment ensures constant terminal contact under stressful use
  • Removable tactical ring helps to facilitate multiple light/pistol hold techniques
  • Reverse-polarity protection prevents batteries from being installed backward
Electronics
  • Integrated power indicator on body switch
  • Runs on one user-supplied 18650 or two CR123 batteries
  • Integrated Micro-USB charging port charges Li-ion batteries in light
  • Circuitry reads the battery and optimizes charging and light performance based on available charge and chemistry
  • Digitally regulated output maintains consistent beam intensity throughout battery charge
  • Advanced Temperature Regulation (ATR) circuitry monitors internal temperature and adjusts performance to prevent heat damage
  • Overcharge protection prevents damage to batteries
In the Box
Nitecore MH27 Rechargeable Multi-Spectrum LED Flashlight
  • USB Charger
  • Nylon Holster
  • Stainless Steel Clip
  • Tactical Ring
  • Lanyard
  • Spare Charging Port Cover
  • Spare O-Ring
  • Spare Tailcap Switch Boot
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nitecore MH27 specs

    General
    Lumen Output High: 250 Lumens 
    Medium: 55 Lumens 
    Low: 1 Lumen 
    Turbo: 1000 Lumens 
    Illumination Source 1 x White LED
    1 x Red LED
    1 x Blue LED
    1 x Green LED
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    Estimated Runtime 18650
    High: 6.25 Hours 
    Medium: 28 Hours 
    Low: 708 Hours 
    Turbo: 1 Hour 
    Blue: 28 Hours 
    Red: 28 Hours 
    Green: 28 Hours 
    Battery Type 1 x 18650 Lithium-Ion or
    2 x CR123A Lithium, Lithium-Ion
    Charging Time 6 Hours
    Physical
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Water Resistance Waterproof to 6.6' / 2 m, IPX8
    Bezel Diameter 1.6" / 40.6 mm
    Dimensions : 1.0 x L: 6.1" / : 25.4 x L: 154.0 mm
    Weight 6.0 oz / 170.0 g (Without Batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.67 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.55 x 4.1 x 1.8"

    Nitecore MH27 reviews

    MH27 Rechargeable Multi-Spectrum LED Flashlight is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Tactical Light, Versatile, Dependable, EDC Two things you need to know before anything else: It does not come with batteries, so you need to order either rechargeable 18650 or CR-123 (rechargeable or not) to use with the light. The second thing is that the flashlight is packed at the factory with a gel pack behind the bulb, so that pack has to be removed before inserting the batteries, or they won't fit and there won't be a connection to activate the LED. I did not see this in the operating instructions and returned the first MH27 to B&H as defective, but it was not defective, it just needed to have the gel pack removed. The light is extremely powerful with a long throw and yet it can easily be carried on a duty belt for law enforcement use. It also has a police emergency flashing red/blue alternating mode, that is useful in law enforcement signaling during LE operations, such as traffic control, etc., but should not be used by the general public, so there should be some instructions in the literature to that effect. It is activated by a tailcap switch and cycled with a body switch, but the tailcap switch has the memory of the last mode, so it turns on either momentarily, or constantly, in the last mode used. That's helpful for tactical use, but mainly I like the long throw of this light. I would recommend this for duty carry without hesitation, but also for home emergency use and for camping. I use it while running, as a safety light to signal traffic, because I run early in the morning, before sunrise, on a road shoulder and face traffic. You can't ignore this light, but it should be used for signaling only and not in the driver's eyes. It is a very powerful and versatile light that is easy to carry and recharge via a USB cable (provided) so I would say that so far I am happy with it.
    Date published: 2016-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be careful when selecting battery type. This is a great flash light. Powerful, compact, loaded with useful features and well-built. Perfect for my night photography, allowing me to wash colors and use red to preserve my night vision. However, under the recommended accessories I chose 2 Watson CR-123A batteries. When I went to charge these batteries via my computer's USB port (a product feature), I got the blue rapidly flashing lights indicating a charging problem. Didn't go away after 8 hours of connection but all functions of light seem to work properly. I wrote to Nitecore and they responded that only the larger single 18650 is the only battery type rechargeable through the USB cable. So I ended up buying a Watson double charger which includes two more CR-123 batteries. One thing to note, the larger battery takes around three times the amount of time to recharge via USB than the smaller CR-123 with wall charger.
    Date published: 2016-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full featured 1000 Lumens LED Tactical Flashlight This is a full featured, up to 1000 Lumens military grade hard-anodized flashlight featuring the new Cree LED. At the highest setting, it is extremely bright and rated at throw distances of up to 1515 feet (462 meters). There is also a medium and lowlight setting as well as individual red, green & blue lights for extensive applications. Quick operation. Special modes: Strobe, Location Beacon, SOS. Other features: waterproof (up to 6 feet), impact resistant and convenient USB charging of optional battery within the MH27. A Micro USB cable is supplied, as well a nylon belt case, metal ring clip, lanyard, extra USB port door, extra weather seal rings, extra rubber tactical swith button, User Guide and a 5 year warranty. I am using one optional rechargeable Nitecore 18650 Li-ion battery to power this flashlight. It is designed for military, hunting, law enforcement or search & rescue purposes but can be used for other applications such as in my night photography. See example (last photo) of how I illuminated a dark stone bridge in darkness during long exposure photography. This technique is called painting with light where you set a long exposure shutter speed on your tripod-positioned SLR camera and start the exposure while lighting up the bridge with the LED flashlight in a left-to-righ-back to left fashion, until the exposure is finished in the camera. The final output is a correctly exposed scene with the help of my MH27 LED. Recommended for multi task uses.
    Date published: 2016-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nightcore This is a very good light. Having the three colors on top of the white in fantastic.
    Date published: 2016-05-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great All Purpose Light. I love the multiple options it provides and the USB charging port. The Green, red, and blue lights are very useful to protect your night vision. The carry pouch could be a little bigger though, still a very good light to have around the home or in the car.
    Date published: 2016-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bright light loaded with features Well built, and very bright, I keep it attached to my backpack for every day use. The USB charging is a huge plus, I can use almost any modern smartphone charger (iPhone excluded) to charge.
    Date published: 2016-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic light I have had this for 4 months and still only charged it once. Very powerful light and has several useful options. I would buy this again if I need another light.
    Date published: 2017-11-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from It takes 2-3 Months for Warranty Repair Beware: my MH27 main LED went out. I returned it to Nitecore in Texas. They sent the MH27 back to China for repair. They quoted me 2-3 months to repair after I sent them the MH27.
    Date published: 2017-09-05
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