Here’s a runtime on Turbo. If the light isn’t twisted off and on within 2 seconds, the next twist will turn back on to the lowest mode. The second way this light can be retained is with the strong magnet in the tailcap. This of course, doesn’t change the throw. I didn’t expect to like this light, thinking it was a bit of a silly design. The threads are thin triangle threads, with a lot of lube. Versatile light I carry with me daily. There’s no way to cover these rings on the front, so they’re exposed to dirt and grime. This is essentially billed as a dual purpose light; EDC and Lantern. The 18650 follow up to the LA10, the NITECORE LR12 is a 2-in-1 flashlight lantern with a maximum output of 1000 lumens! But this does mean there’s no shortcut to…. It’s interesting and unusual, and I really like the extension tube diffuser (but for an unusual reason). That’s 1.5mm wider, and it’s noticeable. I like the 4 brightness level and strobe function. That’s 25.4mm. One has knurling, and one is hexagonal shaped. Of course the diffuser makes a huge difference in length. anything you want to see, please let me know! That’s all fine and good but it does force certain realities on the UI and usability of the light. Stay In Touch. If our lights don't work the way they should, let us know and we'll do our best to get you sorted. No. Extreme long endurance of 900hrs at 1 lumen. MSRP is $49.95, and the light is available at NitecoreStore. Just gotten and been using the LR12 for a while now. It also makes a huge difference in two other things that might not be immediately obvious. It is a sturdy and versatile yet super bright for its size as compared to the LA10 that I was using. Good stuff. (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';fnames[1]='FNAME';ftypes[1]='text';fnames[2]='LNAME';ftypes[2]='text';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); This brighter, larger version is ideal for someone looking for a little more power or runtime over the LA10. 201914760W, 2-in-1 Retractable Lantern Flashlight with Magnetic Base. The decline from initial output (which is around 1150 lumens to the “30 second reading” (which is what should be published) at around 1100 lumens, to a much steeper decline at 1.5 minutes is fairly slow. OK - not a real chapstick, but you get the idea from these images. The main way to carry this light is with the lanyard. To be sure, Nitecore’s manual does a good job of describing this. This one is 26.9. I didn’t find any difference in performance between the two. A bright and well designed lantern that is easy to use. It is a sturdy and versatile yet super bright for its size as compared to the LA10 that I was using. Or just loose in the pocket, as I carry it. One of a kind flash light. I tested this light with a Nitecore cell, a high drain 3100mAh cell. Your email address will not be published. Second, the mechanism of the diffuser means that the bezel essentially exposes the diffuser and inside of the tube to dust and dirt, with no real or good way to clean it. The NITECORE LR12 gives you the power of a compact everyday flashlight with the utility of a retractable diffusor to instantly convert your light into a pocket-sized lantern. Note: The LR12 does not have memory function, it will always be turned on at the low output after it has been turned off for more than 2 seconds. Bright enough to use for outdoor camping and has great flood capability. Nitecore has released a new lantern "lipstick style" light. Second of all, and more to my preference, the diffuser removes all the spill from the beam profile. A good product!! It will be better if it come with holster, prefer if the torch can be recharged by usb, Copyright © 2019 Nitecore Singapore Pte Ltd. All rights reserved. ... Nitecore LA10 CRI. Gift Guide 2020 – Tactical Flashlights and Hunting Lights, Holiday Gift Guide 2020 – EDC Flashlights and Gears. Take an every day carry sized torch and turn it into a chapstick. There is no pocket clip option for this light. This light has pointed out to me just how much I don’t like spill. Cool to touch even when operating at max 1000 lumen for long periods. Required fields are marked *. First of all (and intentionally) the diffuser makes the light into a lantern style light. More on that later. I never had that light so I went in with no preconceived notions. The LR12 is powered by a single 18650, but also may be powered by two CR123a. Your email address will not be published. I said I went into this review with no preconceived notions… that’s not entirely true. Co. Reg. Can improve with easy on off button. Solidly built lights, bright as heck and awesome customer service. Here’s a copy of the pdf manual. This is a twisty light, with no buttons at all. It’s a bit unusual in that the bulk of the body is used to house the retractable diffuser. Nitecore LA30. Better than I did above, so I’ll just paste it here. It’s a little hard to twist, since the main body can’t be grabbed for operation – the main body twists for extending the diffuser. Sinner, Solarforce, McGizmo Haiku, BLF GT… those are just a few choices.