Sure, your phone probably has a flashlight button/app on it, but most of the time it leaves something to be desired. Carrying a dedicated flashlight on your keys, in your bag, or in the glovebox is one of those things you won’t know how you lived without until you pick one up. Looking for a dropped item, navigating your way to the garbage cans at night, or changing a tire in the dark can be much more convenient with a powerful light nearby. Nitecore makes some of the most compact, feature-rich, and affordable flashlights in the category. Their TUP packs a blinding 1000 lumens of lighting power into a palm-sized and pocket-friendly aluminum chassis.
At just 2.76” long and 1.16” in height, the TUP houses a super bright CREE XP-L HD V6 LED that’s powered by the integrated 1200mAh battery inside. When fully charged, the TUP will run for an impressive 70 hours. There are five different brightness levels, ranging from a dim 1-lumen ultra-low, all the way up to a wildly bright 1000 lumen turbo mode. The specially designed reflector allows the beam to reach 180 meters away. The TUP also features an OLED screen that displays what mode you’re in, battery level, and runtime remaining. At just under $65, the TUP is powerful, feature-packed, and easy to carry as part of your new EDC.
With a wide range of lighting tools, Nitecore has been innovating in the space for over 14 years. With a focus on utility and features at reasonable price points, there’s a Nitecore light for every application. With several design awards under their belt, Nitecore’s flashlights are designed for every application, from tactical to practical. Compact designs from the brand are capable of producing blindingly-bright light, ideal for hiking, making roadside fixes, or something as mundane as taking out the trash at night.