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Nitecore TIP 2017

Mikey Bautista
Nitecore TIP 2017

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In the beginning, there was the Nitecore Tube, and keychain flashlight fans rejoiced, for it was robust, powerful, and convenient. And then there was the TIP, which brought with it even more power and metallic construction. But this year, Nitecore took the TIP to even greater heights. With a new multifunction clip and an eye-pleasing emitter, the TIP 2017 CRI is more useful than ever, carries even easier, and continues to be a flashlight perfect for everyday carry.

The TIP 2017's pocket clip is its most notable and welcome improvement. It's designed to latch on to the TIP not only to give you carry options (like clipping the tip onto a hat for hands-free use), but to also protect its micro USB charging port and buttons to prevent accidental activation. The 2017 model still offers a Nichia 219B for its LED, an eye-pleasing emitter that approximates natural sunlight for more accurate color.

Two new intelligent modes make the TIP even more tailored to your needs. A Daily mode automatically turns off the light after 30 seconds without operation, and a Constant-on mode provides continuous illumination for longer tasks. These modes complement the TIP's four normal brightness levels of up to 240 lumens on Turbo and 46 hours of runtime on 1-lumen Low. And as with its previous models, IP54-rated metallic construction and USB charging round out its set of features.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, but Nitecore managed to add some excellent new features to an already-impressive keychain light. Pick one up in your choice of color from Amazon at the link below.

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Discussion (9 total)

Huggy ·
I already have the previous TIP, would be great if I could purchase the clip this new model has.
Efrain Suarez II ·
While I am a HUGE fan of #nitecore lights, I am not a fan of the price. The #ec11 that I have is around the same price point at 5x the lumens output. It's also small enough that if I wanted to #edc it on a key ring, its possible. This is gonna be a pass for me. Great piece of kit if you see things differently.
Shane ·
Mine kept going flat after about 2 weeks weather it was being used or not. Maybe I got a dodgy one I dunno. If it wasn't for that it would have made a wonderful back up or keychain light.
Mikey Bautista ·
The first version of the original TIP had an issue where it would drain whenever it was in lockout mode...from what I remember the second batch fixed it, along with the CRI version. Not sure if that was your exact issue, though.
Shane ·
That most likely explains it.
However I now have a collection of s1 mini batons so don't feel the need to try the tip again.
Cheers for the answer, much appreciated.
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