italomagic2: The Turbo Mode or 3500 Lumens Level 5 as I like to call it, not being part
of the normal sequence mode and that it kicks down to Level 4 at 1700
Lumens after only 4min are the only things I'd like to see addressed by
Nitecore. Being so compact in comparison to its power output results in the
head not having enough surface area to dissapate the heat. But hey it is
great for what it is! Just not for long Search and Rescue. On another topic
thanks to you I just bought an RC40! Absolutely amazing!!
behemothinferno: Very nice review and I agree with all the points you've mentioned. Could
you please test the displayed voltage when the light is off (if possible)
or on the 3 lumen mode and compare it to the actual reading of a decent
digital multimeter? I'd like to know how accurate the readings are. Thanks!
Glenn Martin: Just ordered the latest 3800 lumen version. Just wanted to thank you for
your absolutely fantastic reviews! I'm a big fan my friend!
italomagic2: Can't wait for a review of the NEW updated and revised 3800 LumensTM26
recently announced on Nitecores website! The only thing I would have
preferred is for the level 5 or Turbo Mode to have been part of the normal
sequence. Otherwise love it!
italomagic2: Hey Patriot, as I just bought the updated Nitecore TM26 3800 lumens baby.
How would both the throw and flood compare to the larger Olight
SR96? Could we please have a comparison when you get your hands on the new
italomagic2: Patriot, you are a true inspiration for people going through mid-life
Thanks to you I'm now a flashlight fanatic and have a new disease.and can
proudly say I own a Fenix RC40 for long range which is absolutely mind
boggling and just bought the latest Nitecore TM26 3800 Lumens baby for a
mixture of Throw and Flood. They are both amazing!! I think it's now time
for a real Flood light and I have the Olight SR96 in my sights. This should
meet all my needs and as you can see from my little stash the size of the
lights doesn't matter to me. What do you think??
Bill Boyd: I got this light at B&H for $259.99 with no tax and free shipping. This
light is the best by fare. You had the best review of all the videos I
watched on YouTube. Thanks
killerdoc007: Just wanted to say thanks again...finally got my own and this is definitely
my new favorite light...see you on CPF
Patriot36: oh ok. Nope, just regular output until step down. :)
Patriot36: The ones made by Sanyo called Eneloop are outstanding and fairly
inexpensive at Costco.
Patriot36: Probably not, I'm a little more into the EA4 however, they're both good
scooter17568: Great review. Love that interface. Looks like I could eventually figure it
out if I had put it away for a year and had to grab and go. I have some
earlier Nitecores that every time I need to use more than the basic high
mode, I have to pullout the book and study the the twists and pushes.
Patriot36: Either, both are great lights. TK75 is probably a higher value.
Half Hearted Prepper: Great review! As always well thought out.
eightballrj: Right I see what you mean. But the video seemed to show it increase in
brightness considerably a half second before it stepped down the first time.
Patriot36: I do, yes but everyone has different needs. The TM26 is their most
technically up to date light though.
David Lönnberg: Fantastic review! This flashlight is on the top of my wishlist! Thanks!
Patriot36: yeah...love it so far!
Patriot36: None of them do well but NiMH cells for your EA4 are about as safe as you
can get. The heat will take its toll over a couple of seasons though but if
you cant carry the light inside with you, there aren't many options.
Patriot36: Thanks Razor! I'm glad it was helpful. I know, I know..lol. Such much to
cover, so little time.
mozezfreek777: well, most of them still work I only use 1 though they're all edc varity
for patrolling I got myself a pelican 8060 and stuck with it
kebindesu: perfect, ty!
João Paulo Carvalho: This or fenix tk75?
Patriot36: Typically, those with large reflectors. A good example would be the sr95UT.
However smaller lights with several emitters and reflectors can achieve
reasonable throw as well as with the Fenix TK75.
kingsniper88: Great video.. I had a quick question. Which lights are great for throw?
Peter Hyatt: It comes with 2300 mAh Nitecore batteries. Is this too weak?
davcharest7: nitecore tm26 is less big, extremely bright, a lot of light in a little
flashlight, very good in my hands. Seriously don't doubt and go for TM26.
Patriot36: I'll be reviewing that light as well with comparisons to the TK75 mainly.
Patriot36: Wow, thanks PW! I'm glad it was helpful because it was a hard one to get
through...lol. Thanks for watching!
Patriot36: Thanks Peter! I appreciate the encouragement. Especially after finishing a
"nut buster" review. Cheers buddy!
rick hunter: i know small lights are great for portability but I would love it if they
had a version of it running on two 32650s... It would have close to twice
the runtime plus a more traditional flashlight shape...I'll keep waiting
beast12101: no pocket clip or key ring? very cool, might have to add it to my SAR wish
list for this year
Klpcuda1: Yeah I think I would forget it at some point but thanks for the tips ill
get me some of those cells
Patriot36: "better" no, just different but both are very good quality cells.
tensiga2: Do you think that this is worth getting over the TM 15?
Patriot36: Thanks Jaytee! Have fun with it buddy! It will probably grow to be a
Paaulie Wog: Wow this is awesome to see this review. I only just heard about this light
and am happy to see you did the review on it because you do such great, in
depth reviews. I should probably stop typing and watch the video. lol
John Hovan: Thank you! I own an SR90 and wanted to see if it would be worth upgrading
to this light. From your comments I don't know. Is this a new generation or
just a different? In other words, is this TM26 significantly better than an
SR90 or just slightly better? The SR90 rocks, but may not throw as wide a
Jaytee1o4: Awesome review! I ordered mine the other day can't wait to get it!
TheMrjogas: Niteye or nitecore u recommend?
toadstkr: Kind of bulky and big for my system but would be great for maybe car or
phrankus2009: I just ordered an EA4 Pioneer (4x AA @860lm) for ~$53 deliverd ... Seemed
Patriot36: Thanks! I'm glad that it was helpful RZ!
TheMrjogas: I get already tm26 :) using jetbeam 3100x4
eltenda fabrizio: pretty cool..
STRIKER520: The EA4 is amazing I had to get it when looking on battery junction for a
new flashlight. If you use the coupon code cpf2012 it will only cost $66.39
and its free shipping.
Patriot36: It doesn't. Totally different lights. It would have more in common with the
TK75 than the TM26.
eightballrj: Patriot, what happens just before it steps down to L4 brightness at 60°C?
It looks like it increases in brightness significantly above L5.
Kuro Wanna: I love the ability to charge on the go. This will be useful if I want to
use this for vdography with reflective umbrealla. Is it possible to turn
this on a long period of time while charging? Great review.