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Nitecore HC30 LED Headlamp Combo - CREE XM-L2 U2 LED (Cool or Neutral White) - 1000 Lumens - With Battery and Charger

Nitecore HC30 LED Headlamp Combo - CREE XM-L2 U2 LED (Cool or Neutral White) - 1000 Lumens - With Battery and Charger
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Nitecore HC30 LED Headlamp Combo - CREE XM-L2 U2 LED (Cool or Neutral White) - 1000 Lumens - With Battery and Charger
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Nitecore HC30 Headlamp Combo

Multi-purpose LED Utility

Head mounted or hand held, the HC30 does it all!

A great utility flashlight is all about options, and the Nitecore HC30 brings them to you in the form a a multi-purpose headlamp that moonlights as an EDC. In its standard format, the HC30 is a 1000 Lumen headlamp that comfortably fits on your head or over a helmet with a durable nylon head strap. Remove the light from its housing however, and you have powerful LED angle light that can be used to get a peek at any spots or crevices where it might not be wise to stick your head! The body of the light is crafted from aerospace grade aluminum and features an IPX-8 Waterproof rating, perfect for outdoor or heavy industrial work.

The Full Package

Including high quality Nitecore battery and charger

Just for you we've put together a high value package including the HC30 headlamp, battery and charger. The included battery is a Nitecore brand 18650 with 2600mAh capacity that provides long lasting power, even on the highest brightness settings. The i2 Intellicharge is one of our best selling chargers thanks to a simple yet effective design that charges li-ion batteries quickly and safely with smart charger technology.

Bundle Includes:


  • Easy-to-use single button interface
  • Reverse Polarity Protection: Prevents chance of damaging circuit from improperly installing batteries
  • Rotating head allows up to 90 degree of vertical rotation for a more customized view
  • Durable composition allows for long-lasting use
  • Comfortable, adjustable nylon headband provides secure hold
  • Included Accessories:
    • O-Ring
    • Switch Cover
    • Stainless Steel Clip


  • Output / Run times: Using 1 x 18650
    • Turbo: 1000 Lumens / 1 h
    • High: 400 Lumens / 3.5 h
    • Mid: 210 Lumens / 7.25 h
    • Low: 70 Lumens / 15.25 h
    • Ultralow: 1 Lumen / 330 h
  • Peak Beam Distance: 162 meters
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 6600cd
  • Impact resistant up to 1.5 meters
  • Waterproof and submersible up to 2 meters
  • Weight: 1.42 oz
  • Runs on 2 CR123A or 1 18650
Runtime (Hours):13.57.2515.25330
Output Modes:3+ Brightness Levels
Compatible Batteries:1 x 18650, 2 x CR123A
Batteries Included:Yes
Included Accessories:Batteries, Charger
Flashlight Usage:Headlamps, Right Angle
Throw Distance (Max):162m
Switch Location:Body
Product Certifications:IPX-8
Warranty:Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty
Return Policy:Battery Junction Return Policy
Country of Origin:CN
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90% Recommend this product (9 of 10 responses)
By Bulletmaker
October 19, 2017
ANOTHER Great Nitecore!!
It is so compact and handy! I have three other Nitecore headlamps and this is the one I like best. It is so powerful for its size. The batteries seem to last longer than in the other headlamps!
ProsHandy and can be used as a stand alone flashlight. Batteries seem to last longer for some reASON.
By John
Grantham, NH
June 29, 2017
Very bright, great value
I was impressed, but conditionally so. And this is possibly because all I've read about NiteCore is like it descended from heaven or something. Okay. I bought this mainly to see if I could use it for backpacking - UL backpacking for the most part. Not sure if I'll make this a part of my staple gear list because of the weight: 4.7 oz. with rechargeable battery. I'm planning to take it on my next short trip - for fun and to test. I've been using a Petzl e-lite for about 15 years. 1 oz. and very reliable. Most serious backpackers don't even need a flashlight - maybe a .25 oz. key chain light to find the privy at night. Unless you're afraid of bears - or the dark - then get this light. I also may try it for night running, and to have around the house. At the least, it's cool. I think this would be an outstanding light for hunting, boating, spelunking, or about any general purpose.
Pros- Very bright. I have no idea why anyone would need anything over about 300-400 lumens. 1,000 lumens is insane. Made our front yard look like day time. Wide center hot spot and nice side spill. - Nice selection of lighting levels and features. The "location beacon" is freaky. It's like your own little airport or something. And the strobe is pretty crazy too. - Intuitive, single clicky switch. You have to click each time or click and hold, not like Fenix' "semi-press' to change levels. I do like the "click" feature. - Headband is comfortable and well made. - Price point makes this an outstanding value.
Cons- I'd brand this as an "enthusiast's" level device, not "tactical." Decently made, but I don't equate with SureFire or even those original Inovas. But this is not priced like a SureFire either. - Since CR123A batteries are smaller in diameter, they are a bit "loose" inside the flashlight. It's really made for the rechargeable cell. - The posted burn-time specs were developed using a 3,400 mAh battery. The bundle comes with a 2,600 mAh battery. How about a chart for the 2,600? Or just including the 3,400 that everyone wants? - I'm wondering about the two o-rings that hold the light to the head strap. I know SureFire uses a similar system in their $200 light. Would rather have a "clicky" more secure fastening system. Be interesting to see how long the o-rings keep their holding power. - The recharger is interesting. Comes with a huge instruction sheet but does not say how to know when the battery is fully charged or much time a full charge may take. Assume "100% led lit" means it's charged. Or do the math: battery capacity / 1,000 mAh charge rate = time.
By Paul
Covington, WA
March 21, 2017
Great Headlamp
As someone who is always working on something in low light, under a dash, in a compartment, or just after dark when I really should have already quit, I find this to be a great light. It is compact, sturdily made, bright, and very functional compared to many other less spendy lights I have purchased over the years. Step up and buy a light that will work well for years. Paul H. Seattle, WA
ProsBright Compact Well built
By Tom
Roselle, IL
January 2, 2017
Great Value, Great Products
Bought the Nitecore combo in Neutral White during a Nitecore sale, and very glad I did. I had no charger previously, and this is my first 18650 cell powered light, so buying a combo was a good way to start. The HC30 - Great light with powerful output and throw: Turbo gives 1000 Lumens and 162m throw. Modes specified are 1, 70, 210, 400, and 1000 Lumens. User Interface provides for access to the 1 Lumen level (a good level for night time walks or in a tent) directly with a simple short click, or to the last level at which the light was turned off and so memorized by a long press and release. Each click once on cycles through the sequence from lower to higher levels to Turbo and back around again. If you use the short click to go directly to the 1 Lumen level, you have to remind yourself that a LONG press is necessary to turn off the light (a short press will ruin your night vision). Run times reflect the good capacity and capability of the 18650 cell used. The head of the light has deeply cut heat sink fins to help dissipate heat. The HC30 comes with a snap-on pocket clip, but without a magnetic tail cap insert or a provision for a split ring or lanyard. The headband for the HC30 is versatile and well made; it's one with an over the top of the head strap for added security and holding power. The light hold is silicone rubber, and the retaining collar is a wide band of silicone rubber that the light fits into with reasonable ease and that gives good holding power to prevent the light from slipping that would change the beam direction. i2 Charger - 2 cell charger designed to charge a wide variety of cell types and sizes. While the specifications say especially designed for IMR cells, and lists 14500 cells in its specs, I have had the i2 flash its lights at me when I've attempted to charge several brands of ICR 14500's and an IMR 16340 "out of their box" . By the time I experienced this I'd purchased an Olight UC Universal Magnetic Button charger, and it had no such reservations. So mixed results with the i2, but no problem with the combo included 18650 or other 16340's. Since this charges a wide variety of cell types, it's a keeper. If I'd bought it separately as my sole charger, I'd likely have returned it, disappointed with it balking at charging 14500's. The included 2600mAH 18650 - Personally, I prefer having "mid-range capacity" cells, and not press the high capacity ceiling. The higher capacity cells are also more expensive. So, then, especially with the specs of the HC30, I'm fine with the 2600mAH, and, to insure design/fit compatibility, bought a second identical Nitecore 2600mAH cell at the same time.
ProsGood mechanical design and build quality Good modes and mode spacing Charger handles a broad range of cell types and sizes Included 18650 cell's capacity is adequate, the 2600mAH size is reasonable in capacity and price
ConsWould have been nice to have a middle ground brightness between 1 and 70 Lumens i2 Charger doesn't seem to handle 14500 cells "out of their box", but charges them once otherwise charged No Tail Cap magnet No provision for split ring or lanyard apart from rigging to the snap-on pocket clip
By Brown
December 22, 2016
Ultimate hunting light
I've been looking for a heavy duty light for a while and I finally found it. Can't say enough about this headlight. Powerful bright multiple settingsources and it's metal. I love how it's offset to one side and you can also use the provided clip to attach it to your pocket.
ProsMultiple settings Offset to one side Heavy duty metal housing Pocket clip
ConsMetal housing may get a little hot.
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