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Nitecore Explorer EA8 Caveman Searchlight - CREE XM-L (T6) LED - Neutral White - 900 Lumens - Uses 8 x AAs

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Brace yourself for the ultimate AA powered search light. This 900 lumen powerhouse runs off of eight AA batteries and features ergonomic machined grips, a simple and effective interface, and the reliability needed for serious search and rescue operations. Nitecore based the EA8 Caveman off of its incredibly popular EA4 Pioneer. The larger, more powerful EA8 features higher run times with the same balanced feel and minimalist style. This light is perfect for keeping around the house or in your trunk in case of emergencies or power outages. The widely available power source makes it an incredibly practical device while its massive outputs make it powerful enough for professional applications. Nitecore also offers the Cave Man with a Cool White Tint LED.

Built Tough

The EA8 is crafted from machined aluminum finished with a hard anodized coating that protects it from scratches and corrosion. A precision "Digital Optics Technology" reflector provides supreme performance in both long-distance throw and peripheral lighting. As always, Nitecore built this light exacting specifications, allowing the light to withstand total submersion in water in accordance with IPX-8 water resistance standards. The interface is a single side-switch that utilizes Nitecore's patented camera-shutter-style action. Pressing the switch half way activates the light and cycles through modes, while full-presses activate the turbo mode instantly. Behind the switch, a blue LED flashes to help find the light in the dark. The blue light also acts as a battery status indicator, flashing quickly as voltage runs low. The EA8 is the ultimate full-sized flashlight, offering the best in practicality and power. Features:
  • Integrated Precision "Digital Optics Technology" provides extreme reflector performance
  • Innovative single-button two-stage interface
  • High efficiency circuit board
  • Integrated power indicator
  • Reverse polarity protection prevents damage due to incorrectly inserted batteries
  • Stainless steel retaining ring protects core components
  • Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
  • Constructed from aero-grade aluminum alloy
  • HA-III military grade hard anodizing
  • Waterproof according to IPX-8 standards
  • impact resistant to 1.5 meters
  • LED: CREE XM-L T6 Neutral Tint
  • Runs on: 8 x AA batteries (NOT Included)
  • Output/runtime:
    • Micro: 2 lumens/800 hours
    • Low: 50 Lumens/60 Hours
    • Medium: 180 Lumens/15 Hours
    • High: 590 Lumens/3.75 Hours
    • Turbo: 900 Lumens/2 Hours
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 60000cd
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 7.2" (183mm)
    • Head Diameter: 2.36" (60mm)
    • Tube Diameter: 1.65" (41.8mm)
  • Weight: (302g)
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Runtime (Hours):23.751560800
Output Modes:3+ Brightness Levels, Strobe
Compatible Batteries:8 x AA
Batteries Included:No
Included Accessories:Holster, Lanyard, Spare O-ring(s)
Flashlight Usage:Search
Throw Distance (Max):490m
Switch Location:Body
Product Certifications:ANSI, IPX-8
Warranty:Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty, Nitecore 5 Year Warranty
Return Policy:Battery Junction Return Policy
Primary Material:Anodized Aluminum
Product Weight:10.65oz
Product Dimensions:7.2" (L) x 2.36" (Head Diameter)1.65" (Body Diameter)
Country of Origin:China
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By Aaron
Columbus, OH
This one still better than the EA81!
March 10, 2020
I guess the EA81 is supposed to be a upgraded model but this EA8 Caveman is much more preferable IMO, anyways, the size weight battery capacity and the overall usage rather in a hurry or taking your time this is surely a flashlight not to be without.
By Mark
Alvaton, KY
Very Bright and Well Made
December 22, 2015
I just got this light for under $60 through the holiday sales. Probably the best buy offered in my opinion. The light will illuminate a barn over 300 yards away. It is for sure a hand held search light. I recommend it.
  • bright, well made
  • Old style switch - but it works.
By Astronomer1
Chesterfield, VA
Bright light, well-engineered; user interface requires practice
May 19, 2014
I purchased this light as an intended upgrade to the Fenix TK41, as both use 8 AA batteries. I'm happy with the EA8, but depending upon what's important to you, the two devices offer different features/advantages:
--The EA8 body is about 1.5 inches shorter than the TK41; the weights are very close.
--The EA8 has 900 lumens in Turbo mode, the TK41 800. I can't tell any difference outdoors visually, either in brightness or throw.
--The EA8 one switch that has multiple modes and half-presses. This interface requires care and practice to make the light behave the way you want. It's manageable, but not simple.
--The TK41 has a simple, two-switch interface; one is the power switch and the other changes the brightness.
--The EA8 has a flashing LED on the switch, which makes it easier to locate in the dark. But you must be in Daily Mode, which requires a gentle, half-press of the switch, and the light can be inadvertently turned on. The light remembers the last setting, so the light could be inadvertently shining at 500+ lumens when this happens. Also, other reviewers have reported that the flashing LED draws enough current to affect battery life. As a remedy, the user can choose lockout mode, but you need to do this each time you turn off the light, and then undo it to turn on the light--not difficult.
--The EA8 comes with a belt holster; this is a useful feature. The TK41 does not.
--The TK41 comes in a hard plastic storage case; the EA8 comes in a thin cardboard box.
--The EA8 has metal, integrated internal chambers for the batteries; the TK41 has a somewhat lightly-constructed plastic battery carrier.
--The EA8 has a useful very low setting (2 lumens) that the TK41 lacks (10 lumen minimum).
By Stew L.
A lot of light for the buck
February 9, 2014
Has a smaller hot spot than the EA4, but has a longer throw. I like the moon mode. The EA4 does not have it. There is a greenish tint around the outside of the hot spot. I think an OP reflector would reduce or eliminate this.

Nitecore Explorer EA8 Caveman Searchlight - CREE XM-L (T6) LED - Neutral White - 900 Lumens - Uses 8 x AAs

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