The Nitecore TIKI is a new rechargeable key ring torch that is extremely light weight (12 grams) and compact (5.5cm) yet has an impressive maximum output of 300 lumens from its OSRAM P8 LED. A built-in 130mAh Li-ion battery is housed inside the TIKI and has comparable efficiency to a AAA cell at a fraction of the weight.
In addition to the main LED there are two additional auxiliary LEDs located in the body of the TIKI:
High CRI White LED
UV LED (500mW, 365nm)
The high CRI LED provides good colour rendition and makes it a useful little area light for reading / camping activities. The UV LED can be used to verify documents and currency.
The latest production techniques have been used to construct the body of the TIKI from durable transparent polycarbonate with a stainless steel head to assist with heat dissipation.
Direct access to high level brightness is achieved by pressing and holding the side switch and release to turn off. This user interface prevents accidental operation while in a pocket of bag. A double click activates constant lighting mode and then a short press cycles through the four brightness levels:
High: 300 Lumens - 30 Minute Runtime - 71 Meter Range
Medium: 60 Lumens - 1 Hour Runtime - 31 Meter Range
Low: 15 Lumens - 4 Hour Runtime - 15 Meter Range
Ultra Low: 1 Lumen - 40 Hour Runtime - 4 Meter Range
To access the auxiliary LEDs triple press the side button and then a short press to cycle between UV - High CRI - Flashing High CRI.
Charging the TIKI is simple via the micro-USB port, which is protected by a rubber cover (IP66 rated). A blue charging indicator shows when charging is in progress and turns off when charging is complete. It is also possible to use the TIKI while it is being charged making it ideal for use with a powerbank while camping etc.