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Nitecore TM28 Tiny Monster Rechargeable LED Flashlight

BH #NITM28 • MFR #TM28
Nitecore TM28 Tiny Monster Rechargeable LED Flashlight
Key Features
  • 2, 320, 1000, 2300, 6000 Lumens
  • Four White Cree XHP35 HI LEDs
  • Strobe, SOS, and Signaling Modes
  • Two-Stage Push Button Body Switch
For a flashlight under 6" long, the Nitecore TM28 Tiny Monster Rechargeable boasts an impressive list of capabilities, including a 6000-lumen maximum output, a minimum setting that will run for more than 40 days, and an OLED text display of the torch's vital signs.
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Nitecore TM28 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Light Performance
  • 3Switching
  • 4OLED Display
  • 5Construction Details
  • 6Electronics Details

For a flashlight under 6" long, the Nitecore TM28 Tiny Monster Rechargeable boasts an impressive list of capabilities, including a 6000-lumen maximum output, a minimum setting that will run for more than 40 days, and an OLED text display of the torch's vital signs.

Its head has four white Cree XHP35 HI LED emitters that shine at five output levels, plus location beacon, SOS, and disorientating strobe. The low output is ideal for reading or rummaging in a pack, while the turbo mode is designed for search and rescue efforts that require the brightest possible illumination. You'll know the status of your TM28 without having to decipher a code of blinking LEDs because the text display shows brightness level, battery level and voltage, remaining runtime, charging status, and operating temperature. A single, intelligent two-stage push button switch controls all the output and mode functions in an easy-to-use interface.

The aluminum alloy housing has a hard-anodized black finish to resist corrosion and scratches. The emitter lens has anti-reflective coatings on both sides and is tempered to be resistant to breaking and scratching. This durable light is impact-resistant to 5' and submersible to 6.6'. To help prevent over-heating, hardened heat-dissipating fins are machined into the head. Protection circuitry also prevents heat damage by monitoring the temperature and will automatically step-down the output or shut off the light if it gets too hot. There's a lockout function to prevent the light from being turned on accidentally while in transport or storage, and the four 18650 batteries recharge on-board, using intelligent circuitry that knows just how much juice they need.

Light Performance

  • Min: 2 lumens
  • Low: 320 lumens
  • Med: 1000 lumens
  • High: 2300 lumens
  • Turbo: 6000 lumens (when using IMR batteries)
  • 4 x Cree XHP35 HI LEDs
  • Smooth PDOT aluminum reflector optimizes available light and minimizes light loss
  • Bright center cone of light with large, dimmer peripheral ring
  • Emergency SOS beacon automatically cycles through Morse-code sequence
  • Disorientating strobe-mode
  • Flashing signal beacon


  • Location: Handle
  • Type: Two-stage push button
  • Momentary and constant-on modes
  • Click switch to activate Turbo mode
  • Press switch half-way to select output level
  • Click while on any output to turn off
  • At any output, half-press and hold to activate turbo output, half-press again to return to previous output
  • Intelligent switch remembers last output selected
  • Rapid double-click to activate strobe. While in strobe-mode, press button half-way to activate SOS, press again for signal beacon
  • Dual lock-out functions prohibit accidental activation

OLED Display

  • Provides constant feedback on state of light
  • Displays selected lumen output and intensity level
  • Temperature feedback to prevent over-heating
  • Provides approximate remaining runtime
  • Shows charging state and voltage
  • Display function button provides real-time information

Construction Details

  • Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy housing
  • Corrosion and scratch-resistant type III hard-anodized finish
  • Impact-resistant to 5'
  • IPX8-rated, waterproof and submersible to 6.6'
  • Dual-sided anti-reflective coated and tempered glass emitter lens
  • Stainless steel bezel protects lens against drops and impacts
  • 1/4"-20 socket to mount on tripod to use as hands-free area lighting
  • Flat tailcap allows light to be stood with head facing up
  • Hardened, heat-diffusion fins help prevent over-heating
  • Charging port cover maintains IPX8-rating
  • Square anti-roll head

Electronics Details

  • Integrated power indicator
  • Voltage detection system optimizes charge time
  • Over-charge protection prevents damage to batteries
  • Over-heat circuitry steps output down to prevent damage
  • Charging port: Charge batteries without removing from flashlight

Nitecore TM28 Specs

Lumen Output18650:
High: 2300 Lumens 
Medium: 1000 Lumens 
Low: 320 Lumens 
Turbo: 6000 Lumens 
Minimum: 2 Lumens 
Illumination Source4 x LED
Estimated RuntimeHigh: 2.25 Hours 
Medium: 5 Hours 
Low: 14.5 Hours 
Minimum: 1000 Hours 
Turbo: 1 Hour 
Battery Type4 x 18650 Lithium-Ion
Charging Time7 Hours
Material of ConstructionAluminum, Stainless Steel
Water ResistanceWaterproof to 6.6' / 2 m, IPX8
Impact ResistanceYes, 4.9' / 1.5 m
Bezel Diameter2.2" / 55.9 mm
Dimensionsø: 2.0 x L: 5.6" / ø: 5.0 x L: 14.2 cm
Weight14.6 oz / 413.9 g (Without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.985 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 5.55 x 3.95"

Nitecore TM28 Reviews

LIttle powerhouse

By Stephanie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-31

For a small and relatively light torch, this one really shines. Very pleased with my purchase.

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How many mAH are the including batteries with ...

How many mAH are the including batteries with TM28 ? Should be the IMR 3100mAH 18650fro Nitecore!
Asked by: David
Nitecore does not specify the batteries included, but does give a chart showing runtimes. Depending on output level selected it can vary from 1 to 1000 hours.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-03-20


How long will this light operate in 6K lumen mode? Will it overheat and shut down?
Asked by: James
With fresh IMR batteries the light will run in Turbo for 45 minutes before the thermal protection shuts it down.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-10-03

What does this flashlight come with? Typically, ...

What does this flashlight come with? Typically, this model has the carrying case, batteries, charger and maybe a few misc items.
Asked by: William
In the Box; Nitecore TM28 Tiny Monster Rechargeable LED Flashlight 4 x IMR 18650 Batteries Holster Lanyard Spare O-Ring Charging Adapter & Cable Limited Lifetime Warranty
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-02-10

has anyone tried mounting this flashlight onto a ...

has anyone tried mounting this flashlight onto a camera? is there banding when used with a digital camera?
Asked by: Richard
This hand held mount is made for these flashlights, Nitecore Handle Mount Kit for TM Series Flashlights BH #NINHM10
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-02-22


Does this come with batteries?
Asked by: Taylor M.
No. I bought the extra battery pack the option that is $139 and change. Powerful flashlight but without the battery pack it is to small for my hands. But the optional battery pack makes it a better length for my hands and my hands are not that big. Also I like the led readings on it to show the power left and beam strength you are using. Also very well built flashlight. Hope that helps.
Answered by: JAMES D.
Date published: 2019-08-01
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