SHOT Show 2019 – Nitecore’s TM10K, the flashlight of your dreams: compact, powerful, offering cutting-edge technological solutions, it is the sum of the searchlight concept, with "only" 10.000 lumen output
The new Nitecore TM10K is a rectangular, 10.000 lumen handheld flashlight, not conceived for gun-mounted use, whose only conventional feature is probably the Type III black hard-anodized, CNC machined, unibody die-cast aluminum alloy body.
The squared body hosts all controls: a tail-mounted button located on the rear and two small top buttons right behind a multifunctional OLED display providing quick access to information such as system temperature, battery voltage and remaining runtime, remaining power and Turbo progress bar.
Despite the shape, however, the Nitecore TM10K flashlight is extremely compact: 10,99 cm / 4.33" long overall, 4,08 cm / 1.61" high and 3,09 cm / 1.22" wide (steel belt clip included), the TM10K weighs in at merely 246,5 grams (8,7 oz).
The rectangular head of the Nitecore TM10K flashlights hosts six CREE XPH35 HD LEDs in two rows in a PDOT ("Precision Digital Optics Technology") SMO reflector with an optical glass lens that sports a double-sided scratch-resistant coating and a crystal-like treatment.
At the heart of the Nitecore TM10K flashlight is a complex MPS circuit fitted with an energy inductor, all powered by a single rechargeable, non-removable INR 21700 48G 4800mAh battery welded into the flashlight.
Such a complex and highly powered system generates a lot of heat, hence why the circuitry and the battery are separated by a CNC-machined aluminum heat sink. This, because the Nitecore TM10K is capable of an astounding 10.000 Lumen and 20.000 Candela output in Turbo mode – one of the highest currently available on a commercial flashlight – offering a 288-meters (215 yds) throw.
The Nitecore TM10K offers different pre-programmed output modes, yet allowing the user to reprogram the output levels at 100 Lumen increments. The Nitecore TM10K flashlight is impact-resistant up to 1 meter, IP68-certified water resistant against immersion up to 2 meters in depth, it's tailstand capable and compatible with a 550 Paracord lanyard.