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Nitecore Explorer EA81 Searchlight - CREE XHP50 LED - 2150 Lumens - Uses 8 x AAs

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Nitecore EA81

High Performance LED Searchlight

Quad-Die emitter for 2150 lumen output

The Nitecore EA81 is a high-powered LED flashlight that utilizes a CREE XHP50 LED to emit a world-illuminating 2150 Lumens of bright white LED output. At full power, this flashlight throws a beam that reaches an astonishing 462 Meters, perfect for outdoor use as a searchlight. With a unique orange peel style reflector, the light of the EA81 provides a strong flood beam that makes lighting large areas a breeze. Whether you are on a camping trip, search and rescue mission, or any other outdoor activity, the EA81 has your back with superior output, construction and a convenient power source of eight AA batteries!

Convenient Power Source

Power up your flashlight anytime, anywhere

One of the best features of the EA81 is that it uses a popular and widely available power source, eight standard sized AA batteries. This light can run on either regular alkaline, rechargeable NiMh or primary lithium power sources. Using just eight of these popular batteries, this flashlight has access to a wide variety of modes, including the 2150 lumen turbo mode, as well as strobe and SOS emergency modes. Since AA batteries are so widely available, you can rest assured that a power source for your favorite flashlight is always somewhere nearby.

Reliable Nitecore Manufacturing

They don't make 'em tougher than the EA81

The EA81 is more than just a powerful flashlight, it is a reliable tool made with high quality materials and legendary Nitecore quality control. This light is crafted from lightweight yet durable aircraft-grade aluminum, and has been hard-anodized to prevent scratches and related cosmetic damage. Worried about dropping your light? Don't be! This baby can take a 1.5 meter fall without sustaining any serious damage. For all weather conditions, the EA81 is rated IPX-8 Waterproof, allowing it to be submersible up to 2 meters! Along with temperature regulation, reverse polarity protection, and heavy duty construction, the EA81 can take any damage that you can dish out at it.

  • Utilizes CREE XHP50 LED
  • Maximum output up to 2150 lumens
  • High efficiency circuit board provides up to 810 hours runtime
  • Boasts a peak beam intensity of 53,300cd and a throw distance of 462 meters
  • Five brightness levels and three special modes to select from
  • Advanced Temperature Regulation (ATR) technology
  • Direct access to ultra low and turbo modes
  • Innovative dual switch offers user-friendly interface
  • Integrated power indicator light displays remaining battery power
  • Reverse polarity protection prevents damage from incorrectly inserted batteries
  • Stainless steel retaining ring protects core components from damage
  • Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass lens with anti-reflective coating
  • Constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum alloy
  • Robust HAIII military grade hard-anodized
  • Waterproof in accordance with IPX-8 (two-meter submersible)
  • 1.5 meter impact resistance
  • Tail stand capability
  • Included accessories:
    • Holster
    • Lanyard
    • Spare O-Ring
  • Output / Runtimes:
    • 2150 Lumens / 1 Hour 45 Minutes
    • 1200 Lumens / 2 Hours 30 Minutes
    • 460 Lumens / 7 Hours
    • 80 Lumens / 32 Hours
    • 1 Lumen / 810 Hours
  • Beam Distance: 462 Meters
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 53300cd
  • Reflector Style: Orange Peel
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 193 mm
    • Head Size: 60 mm
    • Weight: 282g
  • Runs on 8 x AA Batteries (Alkaline, NiMh, Lithium Primary)
Runtime (Hours):1.72.5732810
Output Modes:3+ Brightness Levels
Compatible Batteries:8 x AA
Batteries Included:No
Included Accessories:Holster, Lanyard, Spare O-ring(s)
Flashlight Usage:Search
Throw Distance (Max):462m
Switch Location:Body
Product Certifications:IPX-8
Warranty:Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty, Nitecore 5 Year Warranty
Return Policy:Battery Junction Return Policy
Primary Material:Anodized Aluminum
Product Weight:9.95oz
Product Dimensions:7.6" (L) x 2.36" (Head Diameter)1.65" (Body Diameter)
Country of Origin:China
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By ED209
Impressive light
January 4, 2018
Great flashlight. I have several of the EA41 4 cell so this is very similar in function, but obviously longer as a 8 cell and twice as bright. The interface is easy to use and overall the EA81 balances nicely in my hand. Would highly recommend this if you're looking for a medium sized flashlight with a very bright output. If you want something more compact go with the EA41.
  • Extremely bright, used common AA batteries, great price from batteryjunction
  • a little heavy
By Mike C.
Easton, PA
December 26, 2017
Uo until this point, my brightest alkaline battery light was an older version EA41 at around 960 lumen. This EA81 destroys it! Its like a laser! I didn't want to have to go and buy a bunch of rechargeable batteries and charger yet....and this EA81 definitely fills that void of a powerhouse light using AA batteries.
  • Bright!
  • Well made.
  • none
By Robert
Victoria, BC
December 17, 2016
Seriously bright, and on AA's. WOW! Get it on sale and you'll be smiling everyday.
By gregory
Corona, CA
its so good
June 23, 2016
killed me to spend 120 on a flashlight / the 1st x / its so good / I just ordered another

  • readily avail battery's I use lithium AA in both my camera and flashlights can't recharge anything when your in a tent /
By Larry
Mt. Vernon - Washington
Very nice light!
January 13, 2016
I have had this EA81 for a month now and it's a top quality light for sure.
This is now my 4th Nitecore light and it works great, just like the others do.
The switch buttons are a great improvement even for some of their other models.
I bought (2) from Battery Junction when they were on sale, glad I did, my buddy got the other one the day it came in.

  • Well built and top notch light.
  • Love the AA battery compartment configuration.
  • None!
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Powhatan VA asked:
December 27, 2015
Which battery type (alkaline, NiMh, or lithium) are used your determine the posted run times.
1 Answer
Thank you for your inquiry. Nitecore got those runtimes using 2450mah NiMh batteries.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 28, 2015

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