The Nitecore TIP Stainless Steel (Tip SS) come in a choice of three finishes, all constructed from high strength stainless steel:
- TIP SS Tropical: PVD Titanium coating creating a brightly coloured 'oily' look.
- TIP SS Jet Black: PVD Titanium coating creating a shiny gloss black finish.
- TIP SS Glacier: Polished finish showing off the stainless steel with no coating to scratch off.
All three versions feature the Cree XP-G2 S3 LED with a maximum output of 360 lumens. Extremely compact and lightweight at only 32 grams, which is around the same as a single AA battery!
Rechargeable via USB with a built in 500mAh L-ion battery. Incorporates battery protection to prevent over charge, over discharge and anti-short circuit. Red and green indicator lights clearly display when charging is complete with automatic charging termination.
Each TIP SS comes complete with a utility clip that allows the light to be attached to clothing or a cap peak for hands free usage. The clip also prevents accidental activation of the buttons and covers the USB port to prevent water and dust getting inside.
Dual modes are available allowing the TIP SS to be set for the best user interface depending on usage:
Daily mode which automatically shuts the light off after 30 seconds and suitable for most everyday tasks while preventing the battery running out should it accidentally be turned on. Great for use an EDC light.
Constant-on mode which is activated by pressing both power switch and mode switch at the same time until the LED flashes. This proves constant illumination for trekking and camping.
Direct access to turbo mode is available by pressing and holding the mode switch, once released the light will revert to the previously used mode.
Four brightness levels:
- Turbo: 360 Lumens - 30 minute runtime
- High: 150 Lumens - 1 hour 30 minute runtime
- Mid: 35 Lumens - 6 hour 30 minute runtime
- Low: 1 Lumen - 46 hour runtime
Other features include a high efficiency circuit (non-PWM) for a stable and consistent output. ATR technology, which adjusts the brightness to prevent the LED from overheating.
Maximum output: 360 Lumens
Maximum beam distance: 74 meters
LED: Cree XP-G2 S3
Battery: 500mAh Li-ion rechargeable (built-in)
Beam colour: Cool white
Weight: 32 grams
15/09/2017 - Mr SHIPLEY, HUCKNALL
Ordered the Tropical Tip, liked it so much I also purchased the Glacier Tip which is very shiny and no coating to rub off. I prefer the new SS version of the Tip, slighter heavier and a maybe a bit sturdier.Simple to use and no batteries to buy.
13/09/2017 - Boyd, Aberdeen
These are the berries!
12/09/2017 - Mr SHIPLEY, HUCKNALL
I like the improvements made to this model, Feels a little more solid than the regular Tip.There is no lockout mode now, although the light does turn off after 30 seconds if needed, so won't waste all the battery power.