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NITECORE MH23 1800 Lumen USB Rechargeable Compact Mini Flashlight
NITECORE MH23 1800 Lumen USB Rechargeable Compact Mini Flashlight

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Price: $99.95

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Product Code: FL-NITE-MH23

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  • High performance rechargeable palm-sized searchlight
  • Utilizes a two-stage power switch to control all functions
  • Integrated power indicator
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Constructed from rugged aero-grade aluminum allow with HAIII military grade finish
  • Tail stand capable

Included in the Box

  • NITECORE MH23 Rechargeable Flashlight
  • USB charging cable
  • Holster
  • Pocket clip
  • Lanyard
  • Rubber cover
  • Spare O-ring
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card

Small in Size, Big on Power

Performance and portability come together in the NITECORE MH23 rechargeable pocket-sized searchlight. Equipped with a powerful CREE XHP35 HD LED, this flashlight produces a powerful 1800 lumen beam with 322 yards of throw while remaining compact enough to fit comfortably in your hand or pocket. Five total brightness outputs and three special modes make this versatile flashlight ideal for everything from search & rescue to everyday carry. Add it to your gear, and you'll soon see why this flashlight is one of the most powerful of its size.

Easy Single Button Control

No complex user interface or hidden modes to find. The MH23 is controlled via the single side control side on the bezel of the light. In addition to on/off and brightness adjustment, there's also direct access to Turbo and Ultralow modes so you can always get the light you want - no more, no less.

Convenient Built-in Charging

Keep the MH23 charged using the built-in charging port feature for USB charging at home and on the go. Use the included USB charging cable to connect to a USB compatible adapter, laptop, power bank or solar panel. An integrated power indicator light located under the control switch will report the remainining battery power upon installation to keep you informed.


Peak Beam Distance 322 yds (294 m)
Peak Beam Intensity 21,600 cd
IP Rating IPX8, 2m
Impact Resistance 1.5m
Dimensions L-4.38"xD-1.25"(111.3mmx31.8mm)
Weight 3.39 oz (96.2 g)


Turbo 1800 lumen 30 min
High 760 lumen 1 hr 45 min
Mid 260 lumen 4 hr 45 min
Low 55 lumen 19 hr
Ultralow 1 lumen 300 hr
Strobe 1800 lumen --
SOS 1800 lumen --
Beacon 1800 lumen --

Compatible Power Sources

NOTE: Batteries are not included with this flashlight. We recommend using an 18650 battery with at least an 8A or greater output such as the NL1835HP. Using an 18650 battery with less than 8A output will still allow the flashlight to function but not every mode will be available. Please refer to the chart below for additional information.

NITECORE NL1835HP (3500mAh) 18650 3.6V Yes (Recommended & can be recharged)
Rechargeable IMR18650 Li-ion Battery IMR18650 3.6V Yes (Recommended & can be recharged)
18650 Li-ion Battery (output ≥ 8A) 18650 3.7V Yes (Can be recharged)
2x Primary Lithium Battery CR123 3V Yes (Compatible but CANNOT be recharged)
2x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery RCR123 3.7V Yes (Compatible but CANNOT be recharged)
18650 Li-ion Battery (output < 8A) 18650 3.7V Not Compatible
NITECORE MH23 Video Overview
Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
No Battery??? July 13, 2018
Reviewer: Marcel Crawford from Laredo, TX United States  
This is absolutely horrible that the flashlight comes with no battery

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Great Light!! May 31, 2018
Reviewer: James Price from Mcdonough, GA United States  
I am an electrical inspector and this is my number one tool. I have been using it for 6 months now with no issues with the light. I have to cut 1 star off due to the belt holster Velcro is totally worn out. Light falls out occasionally, luckily I haven't lost it

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Excellent Flashlight April 29, 2018
Reviewer: ThTomTommas F. Malar from ClarNew Jerseyk, NJ United States  
Just need a micro USB cord to charge make this the perfect flashlight. No need to carry around a charger or extra batteries. Just a perfect light.

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Ultra Bright Compact Flashlight March 22, 2018
Reviewer: JC from St. George, UT  
This is the perfect size flashlight. It fits easily in your pocket and is simple to operate. Blindingly bright at full power yet it offers a good variety of lower power options. Nitecore makes the best lights available at a fair price.

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MH23 March 7, 2018
Reviewer: Jeffrey Jeff from ClClaremore, OKaremore, OK United States  
The MH23 is close to a perfect combination of throw and flood and is so compact and high quality construction that I'd recommend it to everyone. Love the light!

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