Nitecore® TIP SE USB-C Rechargeable Light

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  • 700 lumens, runtime up to 50 hours
  • 4 brightness levels, 2 Operating modes
  • Built-in, long-lasting Li-ion USB-C rechargeable battery
  • Charge in the wild or on the go with a power bank battery
  • Lightweight – 0.92 oz (26.1 g)


Nitecore® TIP SE is a compact USB-C rechargeable light with four brightness levels up to 700 lumens and a runtime of 50 hours on low. At just 0.92 oz (26.1 g), it weighs as little as a AA battery. TIP SE has a total reflective optic lens providing 100˚ flood illumination for outstanding night vision and a rugged, hard-anodized aluminum body. Just plug into a power bank battery to recharge and never worry about running out of power or replacing batteries again.

multi-purpose clip allows you to attach the light to your hat bill for headlamp-like performance. Flip it around on the button side and it acts as a switch guard, protecting the buttons from being activated while in your pocket or pack. The clip also fully covers the USB port, providing protection from dust and moisture.

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TIP SE has two buttons, Power and Mode – very simple. Short press the Power button to turn on the light. Press the Mode button to cycle from Low>Mid>High. To turn off, short press the Power button again. TIP SE has a memory and will turn on in the last previous mode. To enter Turbo mode, hold down the Mode button. Release to resume to the prior mode.

TIP SE has two different operating modes. In Demo Mode, the light shuts off automatically after 30 seconds without pressing a button. This works well for tasks that only require light for a short period time. It also prevents power loss when the light is accidentally activated or left on. If you need continuous illumination, use Daily Mode. Holding down both the Power and Mode buttons at the same time will switch between the two modes. A single flash indicates Demo Mode, a double flash indicates Daily Mode. If the light shuts off in Demo Mode after 30 seconds, you can switch to Daily Mode by pressing the Power button within 3 seconds. An Advanced Temperature Regulation module regulates the output based on the ambient environment, maintaining optimal performance.

Mode Output (lumens) Turn On Turn Off
Low 1

Stay On – From Off, Hold Down POWER >0.6 sec

Momentary – From Off, Hold Down POWER 2 sec

Press POWER Once

Mid 30 From Low, Press MODE Once Press POWER Once
High 180 From Mid, Press MODE Once Press POWER Once
Turbo 700

Stay On – from Off, Hold Down MODE >0.6 sec

Momentary – From Off, Hold Down MODE 2 sec

Momentary – From On, Hold Down MODE 0.6 sec

Press POWER Once


Release to Previous Mode


TIP SE has a built-in, long-lasting 500 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery that’s much more sustainable than disposable batteries. An intelligent protective charging circuit and a USB-C connection make it easy to recharge. Since you probably already carry a spare battery to charge your phone, there’s no need to worry about running out of power or replacing batteries, just plug into a power bank, wall charger, computer, or car (charging cable NOT provided). The light maintains full functionality while charging.

A special power management chip allows the charge to last up to 1 year. The buttons will flash red when the battery needs to be recharged. To see how much battery power is left, with the light turned off, short press the Mode button. The buttons will flash 3 times if you have more than 50% power, 2 times if you’re below 50%, and 1 time if you’re below 10%. Plug it in and an indicator light lets you know when the charge is complete.

Charging State Indicator Light
Charging Steady Red
Charging Complete Steady Green


TIP SE has an integrated, stainless steel bar for mounting. So strong it supports up to 66 lb (30 kg) of weight. Two split rings and a clasp are also included for mounting a lanyard, connecting a micro carabiner, or attaching to a keychain.




Mode Output (lumens) Runtime (hours) Beam Distance ft/yd (m) Beam Intensity (cd)
Low 1 50 13.1/4.4 (4) 4
Mid 30 8 59/19.7 (18) 80
High 180 1.5 148/49 (45) 500
Turbo 700 15 min 294/98 (90) 2100



LED Color Temperature: 5700-6300K, Cool White

Battery: Built-in rechargeable Li-ion, 500 mAh

Lighting Modes: Low/Mid/High/Turbo

Beam Pattern100˚ flood

Body: Aluminum, hard anodized

Switch: Side Power and Mode buttons, rubber

Charging Connection: USB-C (charging cable NOT provided)

Charging Time: 1.5 hours, approximate

Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.36 x 0.96 x 0.54 in. (60 x 24.5 x 13.8 mm)

Lanyard Slot (WxL): 0.07 x 0.42 in. (1.8 x 10.7 mm)


   Light: 0.92 oz (26.1 g) with built-in battery, without pocket clip

   Pocket Clip: 0.08 oz (2.3 g)

   Small Split Ring: 0.1 oz (0.3 g)

   Large Split Ring: 0.06 oz (1.8 g)

   Carabiner Clip with Split Ring: 0.08 oz (2.3 g)

Impact Resistance: 3.3 ft (1 m)

Ingress Protection Rating: IP54, dust protection (limited ingress) and water spray resistant


   1x Light with integrated USB-C rechargeable Li-ion battery

   1x Multi-purpose clip

   1x Small split ring, ø0.4 in. (10.3 mm) ID

   1x Large split ring, ø0.63 in. (15.9 mm) ID

   1x Carabiner Clip, 0.2 in. (5 mm) opening, with split ring, ø0.31 in. (7.9 mm) ID


User Manual

Nitecore TIP SE User Manual



  • Very bright light, to avoid eye injuries, DO NOT stare directly into the light and DO NOT shine the light directly into the eyes of others.
  • Keep away from children to avoid injury.
  • DO NOT use if battery is damaged to avoid fire or explosion.
  • Charge in or on a fire-proof surface to avoid possible injury. DO NOT charge unattended.
  • Charge only at temperatures between 32-113°F (0-45°C) to avoid permanent damage and possible fire or explosion during charging.
  • Recycle or dispose of properly according to local regulations at end of life, DO NOT dispose in fire or incinerator as battery may catch fire and explode.

In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products. 

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  • 5
    awesome little tourch

    Posted by Steve on 6th Jun 2021

    likely the worlds BEST keychain flashlight. lightweight, compact and very useful brightness settings. usb-c charging is great. the turbo mode is awesome for such a small light. very impressive!

  • 5
    Just what I wanted

    Posted by William P Algary on 10th Dec 2020

    Light weight with clip for ball cap. It doesn't weigh your hat down. Being rechargeable is great. Light output is amazing for something so small.