Nitecore MH12 - 1000 lumens - CREE XM-L2 U2 LED - 18650 x1

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From time to time a breakout product takes a market by storm. Nitecore's P12 was that product for the flashlight industry. It was slim and easy to use and the battery lasted forever. The only problem with it is you have to take the battery out of the flashlight to charge it. Nitecore realized that and created the MH12. It is literally the P12, but with a charger built in. Now the easiest to use flashlight just became easier to keep charged. To ensure you have everything you need from the start, the MH12 comes with a USB cable and Nitecore's NL188 (3200mAh) battery.

The compact MH12 is a pocket sized powerhouse for hunters, military personnel, campers, law enforcement officials as well for people involved in search teams. The flashlight comes with two switches; the tail switch enables momentary illumination while the side switch is for quickly accessing all the brightness functions and levels. The flashlight is also packed with a multi-purpose indicator which displays remaining battery as well as displaying battery voltage.

This pocket sized flashlight is capable of giving a maximum output of 1000 lumens which enables clear vision while reaching a distance of 232 meters. The MH12 can survive underneath 2 meters of water due to the IPX8 rating and comes with four brightness levels to choose from. The two stage switch makes it extremely handy for one-handed operations. It has three special concealed modes: SOS, Strobe and Location Beacon. The USB port also enables the user to travel lighter without having to carry loads of backup batteries and lets the user charge it via car adapters. It also detects the battery status automatically and selects the appropriate charging mode.

The body is made out of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and hard anodized HAIII military grade and comes with a detachable dual anti-rolling clip. The MH12 has impact resistance ability up to 1.5 meters while the reverse polarity feature safeguards the battery against improper battery insertion. The light is designed to avoid any over-heating issues due to constant use. The package comes with a holster, clip, USB charging cable, lanyard, switch cover, USB port cover, one NL188 18650 battery, tactical ring and an o-ring with the pocket sized tactical MH12.

This is a great light for everyone. But just don't take our word for it, check out some of the reviews from the Internet. If you are into hiking you might want to read Jeff Clark's MH12 review. Also check out our review of the MH12 on Reddit.


  • Manufacturer's page: Nitecore MH12
  • Utilizes a CREE XM-L2 U2 LED
  • Output modes:
    Turbo: 1,000 lumens/1.25hr
    High: 240 lumens/6hr
    Mid: 70 lumens/28hr
    Low: 1 lumen/520hr
    Location beacon
  • Integrated “Precision Digital Optics Technology” provides extreme reflector performance
  • Boasts a peak beam intensity of 13,500cd and a throw distance of up to 232 meters
  • High efficiency constant current circuit board provides max runtime of 520 hours
  • Mode switch offers access to four brightness levels and three special modes
  • Integrated power indicator light displays remaining battery power (patented)
  • Power indicator’s secondary function displays battery voltage (accurate to 0.1V)
  • Charging module with a micro USB port charges Li-ion batteries rapidly
  • Features intelligent memory effect (except for SOS and location beacon modes)
  • High-efficiency regulation circuit provides unwavering output
  • Stainless steel clip included
  • Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
  • Reverse polarity protection prevents damage from incorrectly inserted batteries
  • Constructed from aero grade aluminum alloy with HAIII military grade hard-anodized finish
  • Waterproof in accordance to IPX8 (two meters submersible)
  • Impact resistant to 1.5 meters
  • Tailstand capability


  • Length: 5.47” (139mm)
  • Head Diameter: 1” (25.4mm)
  • Tail Diameter: 1” (25.4mm)
  • Weight: 3.10oz (88g)(without battery)


Nitecore 18650 3200mAh battery (NL188), USB charging cable, holster, clip, tactical ring, lanyard, spare switch cover, spare O-ring, spare USB port cover

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