Friday, January 15, 2016

Nitecore MH20 Palm-Size Spotlight

I'm one of the lucky folks that is able to test out and review the Nitecore MH20 flashlight.  It is labeled as a Palm-Size Spotlight and folks it lives up to that name 110%.  This light is in one of the smallest packages I've
seen and produces an incredible 1000 Lumens.  On top of that this light can be recharged when using a 18650 Lithium Ion battery using a standard micro USB that a lot of cell phones use for recharging.  You can still run the light using 2 CR123 batteries if necessary.  I know I plan on keeping some CR123 batteries handy just in case I'm not able to recharge my light.  The package I received also came with a lot of accessories.  you get a holster, belt clip and lanyard that can all be very useful depending on what you are doing.   It also comes with some spare O-rings and USB port cover to keep this little jewel waterproof.  OH yea, I didn't mention that the MH20 is waterproof up to 6 feet of submersion.  That make this little light a great fishing companion!!

This light can put out 1000 Lumens for up to 2 hours on a full charge, which is amazing.  However we don't always need a light that bright so the MH20 has a total of 5 power settings that can fit your lighting needs for what ever you are doing.  The lower settings also use a lot less power which gives you extended battery life.  At the lowest setting of 1 Lumens this light can last up to 235 hours on a single charge.  Now 1 Lumens isn't very bright, but if you are in the Deer Blind and need to see but don't want the Deer to see you, this setting would be perfect.  The mid range setting of 230 Lumens is likely more than enough for your normal use of a flashlight and at that setting you will get almost 6 hours on a single charge.  Now I don't know about you folks, but for me 6 hours is a really long time.  In fact most if not all of your non-rechargeable lights won't give you that many hours or be that bright using standard batteries.  Here are some pictures to show you just how bright this baby can get.  I'm sorry for them being a little blurry, but it isn't easy trying to hold the light on the can and take a picture at the same time.



Not only does the MH20 have 5 power settings this light also has a Strobe, SOS and Location Beacon settings.  If you are in tune with the tactical world you will know that a strobe light will disorient a possible attacker making it hard for them to focus on you.  So it would make a great companion on the nightstand next to your home protection weapon of choice.  In fact the MH20 is built on a 1 inch tube so you could rail mount it on your favorite weapon with standard scope ring.  By the way the MH20 Strobe is one of the most intense strobes I've seen on any light currently on the market.  Now I hope that none of you will ever have to use the SOS or Location Beacon but if the need does arise they function perfectly.  They are very bright at 1000 Lumens and will be seen for incredible distances.  In other words, if you are in trouble, this light might just save your life because it will be seen for miles.

Now lets talk Warranty.  The MH20 comes with a 5 year quality warranty that will cover any defects and malfunctions.  This means that your MH20 will be repaired for free if you find a defect or malfunction.  Even after this 5 year period is up you still have a limited warranty where your MH20 can be repaired for the cost of the parts and shipping.  Now of course if you misuse or decide to modify the MH20 in any way the warranty would be nullified, which is expected.  Now I've had some lights in the past that come with a limited warranty but never any with this much coverage.  That tells me that Nitecore really stands behind their product which generally means it is a great product.  Companies that offer this type of warranty are really concerned about their production and quality assurance process and that gives us the consumers an awesome product.

Now I know what your are thinking; you are thinking I'm only giving this light a great review because I got it for free.  That is not true, even when a company provides me with a product for free I give my full opinion of the product.   I tell these companies up front that I will review their product, but I'm going to tell the truth 110% of the time.   In the case of the MH20 I did find one thing that I'd change if I could.  I'd move the function switch from where it currently is positioned to the back of the light.  For normal use of this light this switch is in a perfect position and easy to use without difficulty.  However if you do mount the light on a weapon having the switch on the back of the light would be better.

The Nitecore MH20 isn't what you might call cheap, but in these days you get what you pay for and in this case this light is worth the cost.  The fact that this light is rechargeable will save you a lot of money on batteries you won't have to buy.  In fact I have a couple of high output light that take standard batteries and it seem like I'm always having to change them.  If you want a bright light then you have to realize that brightness takes power and that eats up batteries.  So just from the saving you will see for not having to replace batteries every time you turn around the MH20 is worth the cost.  If you are interested in getting an MH20 here is a direct link Nitecore MH20.   For a limited time anyone that reads this review can also save 10% on the MH20 by using my special code: BHOFISH.  Not sure if the MH20 is the right light for you, then go check out Best Light for a complete assortment of lights.  They are who I go to first for my lights as they carry top of the line products at the best prices.  If you are looking for a great light that you can stick in your pocket and won't take up a lot of room then check out their Pocket Carry Lights as I'm sure you will find one that fits your needs.

In closing, the MH20 is Bounty Hunter approved and I will be using this little light a lot.  It will have a place on my boat at all times as well as seeing a lot of duty when I'm hunting or out and about in the woods.  In fact I'll likely be ordering a second MH20 to keep on my night stand right next to my 1911!!

Until next time Tight Lines and Take a Kid Fishing!!!

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