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    So this looks interesting. Havenít seen anything posted yet about this new 10K lm beast. Actually a fairly tiny beast from the looks of it. Any commentary started here yet?

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    Yeah that TM10K looks nice. Flat rectangular shape. Fairly small. Looks small enough to easily fit in a pocket actually, though probably still too big for pocket EDC.

    And incredible output! 10,000 lumens max from 6x XHP35... from a SINGLE cell light. The cell it comes with is very nice too (Samsung 48g... one of the best 21700 cells). The only other lights that hit that level of output tend to be much larger multi-18650 coke-can lights.

    The downsides?
    Costs $400! YIKES!!!!
    Samsung 48G is built-in and not replaceable (at least not without desoldering the battery).
    10,000 lumen turbo only lasts 7 seconds!!! I wonder if you can override the rampdown by holding the button down like you can with the Concept 1?

    Even with the 7-seconds of turbo I'd still have been interested in buying this light, but $400 for a single light is way outa my price range.

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    Well I WAS super interested until you mentioned the price, sheesh. Plus Nitecore cool whites arenít the most pleasing on the eyes. I could probably be swayed if it were to come in a neutral tint around 5000K since I paid almost that for my Olight XR7 with batteries for 9000 lm (in neutral!) but itís considerably larger which is why the TM10K looks so attractive.

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    Wow very interesting but, the throw is horrible. 90 meters at 1000 lumen setting. Yuck.
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Non-removable battery. $400. Max mode is an overload on said battery. This is a disposable light, and likely to be a pretty short-lived one at that. Just no.

    But it only took a year for somebody to beat the Emisar D4's time to thermal throttle. Good work, Nitecore.
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    The non removable battery is a deal breaker for me because it severely limits the lifespan of the light. The issues with current seem silly to me at 7 seconds that turbo is pretty much only good for blinding someone or something, showing off, or a last ditch effort at getting attention. (Kinda like an SOS)

    Hate to say it but the tint snob in me would only buy this light in V54 form.

    Realistically this is a light that has an adjustable high between 400-2000 lumens that can actually run continuously at least for a little bit at those higher settings, with a 10,000 lumens for 7 seconds trick for doing whatever it is youíre doing for those 7 seconds.

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    Default Re: Nitecore TM10K

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireclaw18 View Post
    The cell it comes with is very nice too (Samsung 48g... one of the best 21700 cells).
    I disagree. It's only a 10A continuous battery while the light needs 35A to acheive the 10K. Even Mooch rates it at 10A. A Samsung 40T or Sony VTC6A 21700 (both 4000mAh and ~30A cont.) would have been a better choice at the cost of runtime. But then again, Turbo will only turn on for 7 seconds which is why you don't necessarily need a higher drain battery. Personally I would have liked to see 2x18650 (or 21700) format instead for the better performance.

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    Default Re: Nitecore TM10K

    There was a post here from 'Sysmax Ind.' today introducing TM10K and I replied to it and now the whole thing is gone? Don't know what happened - maybe because I was somewhat critical?

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    No ... OP had posted an advertising thread in the (non-commercial) discussion forums
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    LOL, I thought it was odd that I was able to get the jump on such a potentially controversial light on the day Nitecore made their announcement. I havenít been following lights lately having been content with my Zebralights over the last year but then I lost my favorite of my 5 so I figured it was time to see what had changed in the past year. OMG, Zebralight Mk IV series, Emisar D4 and D4S and now the TM10K. So much has changed!

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    Yeah, Nitecore posted a nice thread about it with all the pics. I was dying to reply but like archimedes said, in the wrong location. I didn't want to steal their thunder by posting yesterday, but they're still MIA, so let it roll! Reddit and BLF already had a lot of (entertaining) comments yesterday as well. Most seem to be on the same page with this one.

    Looks like a horrible light IMO. Most of the points were already made, so I'll just add that the "10,000 LUMENS!!" on the side of the light has to be a joke! Insane.
    Last edited by markr6; 08-10-2018 at 06:25 AM.
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    Default Re: Nitecore TM10K

    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    Most of the points were already made, so I'll just add that the "10,000 LUMENS!!" on the side of the light has to be a joke! Insane.
    Yup that's what I had commented also, asking them please delete that since it's totally ridiculous. Embarassaing, actually! Also I suggested next variation, a TM11K with 2 cells (side by side) which doesn't even change pocketability but with half the current, might allow replaceable cells. More mass or cooling too, for longer 10k runtime since 7sec is almost useless. Lastly the customizable High feature is excellent and should be available for all levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beckler View Post
    Yup that's what I had commented also, asking them please delete that since it's totally ridiculous. Embarassaing, actually!

    Or at least go all out while you're at it...



    Not to defend it, but we're obviously beyond the point of trying to justify the "burst" mode here. 7 seconds is clearly not practical on any planet. Anyone that thinks otherwise is just lying to themselves. It's the clearest form of marketing lumen wars of all time. And we thought the 5-10 minutes with stepdown on other lights was cheating!
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    !

    On the 10K turbo you're right about marketing but the way to look at it is it's just a 2000-lumen light with a bonus mode for fun and could still be useful. So it's a "might as well" feature, better than not having it.

    In fact one use I just realized is as a camera flash. It's actually just right, gives you time to compose a shot then take the picture.

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    But if they didn't have the 10,000 mode, maybe they could have been able to use a replaceable 21700 cell. But I could be wrong about that.

    $400, even $200, is too much for me to invest in a light with a "sealed" battery.
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    Do we have a link to confirm $400? USD400?! That's flippin' crazy and to hell with this light then...

    Then again, the delusional crowds over at the surefire threads are thinking, "That's all? Wow..."
    Last edited by Beckler; 08-10-2018 at 01:04 PM.

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    I think the $400 came from some guessing around the web. I don't know of anything confirmed yet. I like my $200 guess...but not betting anything on that.

    p.s. Actually, if the Concept 2 is $199, maybe $299+ would be more in line for this. Either way, it's out of my budget!
    Last edited by markr6; 08-10-2018 at 02:35 PM.
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