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Nitecore EC1 Explorer Series LED Flashlight - 280 Lumens - Uses 1 x CR123 battery (Not Included)
The brand new explorer Series from Nitecore has a one-of-a-kind user interface designed for demanding outdoor activities. The EC1 is more compact than any other single CR123A powered flashlight on the market, and still incredibility bright. With 5 modes of output ranging from 280 lumens to 4 lumens, perhaps the most unique feature of Nitecore's new E series is the advanced user interface used to change modes and turn the light on/off. The dual electronic switches make operation a cinch. A clearly labeled 'ON/OFF' button is used to turn the light on and off, and simply press the 'MODE' button to change the brightness levels.
Loads of Features
This light also features a red LED power indicator light which displays the battery voltage and remaining power through a series of easy to determine blinks. This indicator light will blink once every 5 seconds when the power of the batteries reaches 50%, and will flicker three times every three seconds when the batteries are near exhaustion, ensuring you have plenty of time to change the batteries and are never left out in the dark. This red LED also doubles as a light source; it emits 0.5 lumens of red light which can be very useful when you only need a minimal amount of light, and the red LED is beneficial when you want to protect your night vision or observe wildlife without disturbing them.
The body of the EC1 and all Explorer series lights is carved from a block of aero-grade aluminum alloy using the most advanced CNC technology available. This not only offers a perfect aesthetic finish but gives Explorer lights incredible durability. Moreover, a stainless steel retaining ring on the flashlight head protects core components from drops and impacts. Explorer series lights are also equipped with the largest reflectors in their class, since they are designed for outdoor use. This large reflector helps send more light out the front end and has longer throw than any other competing product similar in size
The EC1 includes a two-way tactical clip, allowing you to easily attach the light to your backpack, pocket, or belt, and all Explorer series lights are compatible with Nitecore's headband so you can use the light as a headlamp for hands-free illumination. A truly innovative product, the Nitecore EC1 is a must have every-day-carry, and outdoor adventures.
Features and Specifications:
- Output Levels/Runtime:
- Turbo: 280 lumens / 180 seconds (hidden mode)
- High: 200 lumens / 80 minutes
- Medium: 74 lumens / 5 hours
- Low: 25 lumens / 12 hours
- Super Low: 4 lumens / 78 hours
- Battery Type: 1 x CR123A (Not Included)
- Bezel Diameter: 1" (25.4mm)
- Body Diameter: 0.86" (22mm)
- Length: 2.56" (65mm)
- Weight: 1.44oz (42.5g)
- Aero-grade aluminum alloy grade construction
- Stainless steel retaining ring protects core components from drops and impacts
- Brand new dual electronic switch design has two easy to use buttons: ON/OFF and MODE
- Two-thirds the size of any other light in its class
- Large, smooth reflector for long distance throw
- Power indicator light indicates battery voltage and remaining battery power levels.
- Continuous red light illumination is great for locating your light and for using as a light source to protect night vision.
- Includes two-way tactical pocket clip
- Compatible with Nitecore headband allowing you to use light as a headlamp for hands-free illumination.
30% Recommend this product (3 of 10 responses)
October 9, 2014
Awesome light. Can't believe how powerful it is for the small size. Only downside is the blinking red LED seems to drain the battery pretty quick, so I just disable it with a 1/4 turn of the battery cover. Highly recommend if you want a small light.
ConsRed LED indicator seems to drain battery
September 15, 2014
Great features, great little light IF it didn't drain batteries
When in the basic off mode (red LED flashing) it will drain a new cr123 in a month. I tried it in lock out mode and it still drained the battery. Everything else is great, but this makes it impossible to call it a good light.
ConsDrains batteries fast
June 10, 2014
Great little light
Pretty great little light. Like the compact small size. Great brightness for such a small light. I like the U.I and versatility. Good hot spot with a nice spill. Interested in trying 16340’s to see how much brighter the light can get. Good lumen per dollar. Overall I am enjoying this light and other Nitecore products.
ProsGreat size, pretty bright, Good U.I. and easy to use. good color rendering
ConsWish for a little more brightness.
April 4, 2014
Great Mini Light
I've owned this torch for little over a year now and it's by far the best light on the market. I carry this every where because of it's size. Fits in my pocket perfectly. It has a great throw with 4 settings. The red flashing light is the best feature in finding this in the dark. I've dropped this several times and it's never had an issue. I'm going to purchase a few more for gifts because I think this light will actually get used by my family because of it's size.
June 8, 2013
Good light but battery dies in lockout mode
This light is great and I leave it on my nightstand in lockout mode. For the second time I have tried to use this light and it would not turn on! It\'s sat for a month maybe and totally dead .7 volts. Reall makes me mad! It won\'t die while on a camp out but store it with no batteries and rely on something else!
April 27, 2013
Ok Light, but not good with batteries
The light has a very good throw. The light is also very bright for it\'s size, rivaling my Fenix PD30 R5. I like all of the settings, too. However, this light drains batteries very quickly. I do not mean just when using it. I have multiple EDC lights and cycle them. I did not use this light for about a month and put it into the lock-out mode. However, when I went to use it during hurricane Sandy, the battery was completely dead and would not even turn on. I have about 20 flashlight varying in different sizes, etc. and have never had this happen. I believe that this light has way to much parasitic drain to be a dependable light, when used sparingly. I did EDC this light for quite awhile and found it to be small, light, and being able to cover most of my needs at work and home. However, the abilty to grab a light when needed and not be worried about it turning on is not something I want.
By David G.
August 26, 2012
This little light is awsome! It\'s functionally couldn\'t be easier. I purchased it just because I\'ve never seen one before and wanted one. A fun little light to have. I like it so much that I purchased it\'s big brother the EC2. Now I have 2 excellent illuminators to play with!
August 25, 2012
I just recieved it yesterday. I\'m very impressed with it so far. It seems to be a true lumen rating compared to some of the other lights I have. The quality is excellant and I expect it will hold up well. I think I am going to invest in the EA2 now that I see how well it works. Hope I am just as pleased with the EA2.
August 20, 2012
Will give the Surefire EIB a run for the money.
Only have had the light for a short time, so can\'t comment on long-term reliability. However, light output, size and functionality are impressive. Smaller and much brighter than the E1-B for a lot less money. Perfect EDC light.
July 6, 2012
LED lights have certainly came a long way. This little light is amazing! I did not realize how small it actually was until I received it. I simply cannot believe that you can get a light this size with an output of 280 lumens. The out put is great, the beam pattern is great. This light really throws well....lumens can be ineffective if the beam has too much flood. I really like the dual, multi-function switches. I really, really like that you do not have to cycle through the SOS and strobe features every time you use the light. That has always been aggravating to me on other lights. The red led is surprisingly bright also. Did I mention the fact that upon entering the lockout mode that the red will flash a sequence which tells your battery voltage? They have really thought of everything with this light! I have not used the light enough to comment on battery life, but some test reports that I have seen report it to be pretty much on par as to what Nitecore has stated. The only thing that I have discovered is that the light will not function correctly with RCR123 batteries. The turbo mode will not work at all with the rechargeable batteries-the light cuts off when you try to use turbo and you have to unscrew the tailcap to reset the light to get it to come back on. I also noticed that with the RCR123s the light will cut off after about 20 seconds on high. I did not experience any of these problems with a standard CR123 battery. For the size, light output, features, etc., I will gladly stick with regular CR123 batteries.
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