First showcased at the 2019 SHOT Show, the Nitecore MH25GTS multitask hybrid flashlight offers a peak output of 1800 Lumens for a throw that exceeds 300 meters in range
In late 2018, the Nitecore company announced the imminent addition of new models to its MH line of multitask hybrid flashlights; subsequently introduced at the 2019 edition of the NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas, back in January, the new MH flashlights are now commercially available worldwide.
The Nitecore MH25GTS model is the most interesting one. Conceived specifically for belt carry and service use by law enforcement, private security, search and rescue, civil defense and first responders, the MH25GTS can also be used as an EDC light and be attached to a long gun through a ring interface. And despite the overall affordable price, the new Nitecore MH25GTS offers top-notch features.
The MH25GTS is built around a 15 cm (5.9”) long machined black anodized aircraft-grade aluminum alloy tube featuring checkered slip-proof surfaces on the back and middle sections, a reversible and detachable steel belt clip, and a 34mm/1.33” head hosting a single CREE XHP35 HD led within a “Precision Digital Optics Technology” (PDOT) patented Nitecore reflector and behind a crystal-treated optical glass lens.
The bezel is reinforced and crenelated, allowing the MH25GTS flashlight to be used as a close-quarters self-defense weapon or as an emergency glassbreaker.
The patented ATR Advanced Temperature Regulation technology, common to many Nitecore flashlights, allows the MH25GTS to adapt its performance to the inner and outer temperature levels, improving heat dissipation and preventing damage from overheating; two sets of cooling fins are carved in the bezel structure for the same reason.
A constant current non-PWM technology provides a flicker-free output that won’t fatigue the user’s eyes. The tailcap hosts a rubberized tactical button for constant or temporary on/off, protected by two metal shields also dubbing as a tailstand.
Weighing barely 124 grams (4.37 oz) in its ready-to-use setup, the Nitecore MH25GTS multitask hybrid flashlight is powered by a single, issued NLP1835HP 3500mAh rechargeable battery.
A micro-USB port, protected by a rubber cover, is located on the tailcap just under the on/off button, allowing the MH25GTS to be recharged through any household power outlet, through desktop or laptop PCs, portable power banks, or vehicle power outlets. If necessary, the MH25GTS can also use a single 18650 battery or two CR123 or rechargeable RCR123 batteries.
A separate button is located at the base of the bezel, allowing the user to navigate among the five different available output modes, similarly to other Nitecore flashlights; the most powerful of the five, dubbed the “Turbo” mode, offers a staggering 1800-Lumens beam with a throw of 304 meters – approximately 332 yards.
A fully charged battery provides from a minimum of thirty minutes to a maximum of 250 hours of continuous runtime, depending from the selected output mode.
The Nitecore MH25GTS also provides three separate special output modes, all at the maximum 1800-Lumens level: two signal modes – SOS and Beacon, respectively – and an advanced tactical strobe mode with randomly changing output frequencies, more effective than a standard strobe mode as the naked eye can not adapt to it.
The selection button also provides quick access to both the Turbo mode and the 1-Lumen “Ultra-Low” navigation mode, and is provided with a blue-light flashing power indicator beneath. The MH25GTS also offers a memory mode that provides quick access to the latest used output mode to the user’s convenience.
The Nitecore MH25GTS comes equipped with several accessories, and is compatible with other optional add-ons sold separately, boosting its capabilities even further – another testament to Nitecore’s commitment to become a global leader in the crowded field of tactical illumination.
With so many American and Asian contenders fighting for the throne, will Nitecore succeed? Products such as the MH25GTS show that the Company definitely has what it takes.