NiteCore’s “Tiny Monster” is perfect for when a regular flashlight just won’t do


The “Tiny Monster” TM26 flashlight from NiteCore is stated to be the world’s smallest 3500 lumen flashlight.  It has a 5.6″ length, 2.0″ tube diameter, and 2.8″ head diameter and weighs 15.5 ounces without the batteries.  It has four  CREE XM-L LEDs and is powered by either four 18650 Li-ion or eight CR123 batteries.  It’s made of “HAIII military grade hard-anodized aerospace-grade aluminum alloy” with a stainless steel bezel ring and a “toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating.”  Circuitry protects the batteries during recharging and protects the flashlight from overheating.  The TM26 has eight switchable brightness levels, and it is “waterproof in accordance with IPX-8 (submersible to two meters).”  It comes with a wall charger, lanyard, holster, and an extra O-ring, but it doesn’t come with batteries.  The NiteCore TM26 flashlight is available at ThinkGeek for $389.99, and they have a set of  four 2600mAh Li-ion 18650 batteries for an additional $54.99.

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8 comments… add one
  • Julie April 23, 2013, 1:30 pm

    I wonder how long it runs on a set of batteries at full lumens? This reminds me of Dave’s review of the Fenix TK70:

    Check out the last image in his review… the Fenix is only 2200 lumens, the NiteCore is 3500… eesh. It will probably melt your retinas if you look at the beam.

  • Paul Grunwald April 23, 2013, 1:46 pm

    I think they have one of those on top of the Luxor in Las Vegas!

    • Julie April 23, 2013, 2:31 pm

      Ha! I think you’re right!

  • greg April 23, 2013, 8:47 pm

    I have to wonder if this flashlight will heat up in your hands? I have bought some very powerful LED flashlights in the past and they actually heat up really quick and you cannot hold it?

  • James April 24, 2013, 12:32 am

    @Julie – There’s a image of a chart on the ThinkGeek product page (additional images) that shows at 3500 lumen (Turbo Mode), it’s suppose to last up to 45 minutes with the 18650 batteries and up to a hour with the CR123 batteries…

    • Julie April 24, 2013, 8:11 am

      @James that’s much longer than I would have thought…

  • Drew Baker April 24, 2013, 4:29 pm

    Good lord, my maglight pro+ is 245 lumens and often too bright for close up work. IT gets hot with prolonged usage. This thing could probably double as emergency camp stove.

  • stuart May 4, 2013, 6:03 am

    why would you buy one at that price when you could get the best for 200 ?

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