[Review] Nitecore MH11 (XP-L2, 1x18650, USB-C, Simple UI, EDC)

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[Review] Nitecore MH11 (XP-L2, 1x18650, USB-C, Simple UI, EDC)

I received the MH11 from Nitecore for the review
The MH11 is a simple, beginner flashlight, with an XP-L2 V6 emitter powered by the included 18650, which can be recharged with the USB-C port on the flashlight.
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If you would rather watch a video than read my review, here’s the videoreview of the Nitecore MH11


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The MH11 box is still being manufactured, so I don’t have any box to show you.
I got the MH11 with few accessories: lanyard, clip, spare o-rings, and Nitecore 2600mAh protected 18650 battery. The MH11 will come with USB-C charging cable, holster and manual.

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The MH11 is a regular sized 18650 light, with a length of 128 mm, and a diameter off 24 mm. the weight is 61 grams when empty, and 107 grams when loaded with the provided battery.


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The XP-L2 Emitter in the smooth reflector, under the glass with AR coating.

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The tailcap is U shaped, allowing for tailstand and easy access to the mechanical reverse switch. There are some millings for lanyard attachments.



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On my sample of the MH11 I could take apart the light in 3 pieces: tailcap, body and head.
The threads on both sides of the body are triangular cut, anodized and allow physical lockout.

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At the head the contact point is a recessed spot, acting as a physical protection against polarity inversion. So flat top batteries will not work.

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At the head there is, on one side the USB-C port for charging the battery, and on the other side the blue LED that works as a charging indicator and as a battery capacity indicator.



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The UI

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Output and Runtime
Both measured with the provided 2600mAh protected 18650 Nitecore battery.




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Beamshots
Threes in a distance are 100 meters from my position




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Thermal test
Here is a quick 2 minutes thermal video of the light being run at turbo mode.
If you don’t want to check it out, just know that the light becomes hot at turbo mode. Quite hot.

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My thoughts
The light is well built and finished
The UI is simple and straightforward, if you keep in mind that the MH11 is aimed to new users, that often are new to the concept of lights with more than one mode. I like the lack of any flashing mode.
The 4 levels are enough spaced, and if you find the lack of a level with around 500 lumens of output, that’s exactly how the turbo mode behaves after the stepdown.
There is a thermal sensor inside the light, and at turbo mode it works fine.
I would have liked more steps in the battery indicator status (for example: solid blue>70%, flashing blue>30%, fast flashing <30%), and a neutral version.
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If you are looking for a simple, easy to use, beginner flashlight, the MH11 could be the right light for you.
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Thanks to: AntoLed, Won, Zampa

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Edited by: Budda on 03/20/2021 - 16:26
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