A nice looking headlamp/flashlight from Trustfire, but the MC12 is more than just good looks. It’s packing a powerful punch with it’s Turbo output of 1000 lumens, and a range of 105 metres.
Some practical features also enhance the user experience...A magnetic base helps you attach it to metal surfaces, letting you use it as a convenient working light source.
Compatible with the popular 16340 battery size (CR123A), the MC12 also has a built in magnetic charging system avoiding the hassle of port covers which can get damaged. 4 Stage battery level check makes it visually easy to identify the battery capacity left.
Run times are up to an impressively long 160 hours (3lm low mode).
The MC12 can be bought with the headlamp kit (which includes a good quality headband with high visibility markings), or just as the flashlight on it’s own (minus the headband). A two way pocket clip makes it easy to carry or attach to a bag or backpack.
It’s a small and compact headlamp/flashlight at just 65mm x 20.6mm (length x diameter), and a weight of 27.2g (no battery).
4 Power levels with a strobe mode, range of up to 105 metres + Magnetic Charging
Using a special slim TIR optical lens (beam spread of 170 degrees), the MC12 can hit up to 105 metres range using the Turbo output of 1000 lumens, lower levels are also present: A middle of 200 lumens, a low of 60 lumens, with a moonlight mode rated at 3 lumens. A strobe mode is also included for emergency use.
One of the best features with this model is the fast 5v 2A magnetic USB charging system, it’s both fast and easy to use, and has a charge/completed LED indicator (red charging, green finished). No more hassles of missing port covers, just attach and charge to any USB source (for best results a higher USB current is recommended).
The 16340 battery is widely available, the included rechargeable Li-ion one is rated to 650mAh, but you can also use CR123A cells if you wish (non rechargeable).
Single switch UI with color battery level indicator
At the top of the unit sits a texture switch which is semi transparent. Featuring a mode memory, lock-out and simple UI for ease of use it also has another useful visual indicator.
Trustfire have built into the switch multi color LEDs, so you can very quickly see the battery level remaining. Green is for 50-100%, Orange 20-50%, Red 5-20%, and flashing Red is 0-5%. Simple and very quick to check your battery level.
A durable stainless steel double clip, with a hardened aluminum alloy body, it’s drop tested to 1 metre, IPX8 rated for use in all weather conditions.
A strong all round choice for those looking for a small and lightweight headlamp/flashlight for camping, work or around the home.
Trustfire MC12 Key Features
> 1000 lumens Turbo output with 3 additional power levels and a strobe mode
> Slim TIR Opital lens for a superior beam profile and 105 metre range
> Dual use headlamp/flashlight magnetic base and double clip
> Small size: 65mm x 20.6mm (length x diameter), weight of 27.2g (no battery)
> Simple UI with large switch and lock-out mode
> Up to 160 hours run time (3lm low mode)
> Fast magnetic charging (up to 5v 2A)
> Takes 16340 (rechargeable one included), or CR123A cells
> 4 Stage battery/color check with illuminated switch (green/amber/red/flashing red)
> Quality headband (included in headlamp option) with reflective markings
> IPX8 water resistance, with hardened aluminum alloy body, drop tested to 1 metre