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Nitecore EC1 Explorer Series LED Flashlight - 280 Lumens - Uses 1 x CR123 battery (Not Included)

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Pocket-Sized Explorer

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)
  • Dimensions:
    • 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.
Runtime (Hours):0.051.3351278
Output Modes:3+ Brightness Levels
Compatible Batteries:1 x CR123A
Batteries Included:No
Included Accessories:Holster, Pocket Clip
Flashlight Usage:Every Day Carry
Throw Distance (Max):141m
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:1.44oz
Product Dimensions:2.56" (L) x 1" (Head Diameter)0.86" (Body Diameter)
Country of Origin:China
11 Reviews
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9% (1)
By Robert S.
Best small light,out throws lights 2xlumens
January 26, 2019
I have owned this light for several years and with the smooth reflector there is still no lights that compare to this light. New triple emitter lights pushing 3000+ lumens still cant match the throw of this light. Best RCR123 light, test it youurself!

By Eric
Lansing, KS
Love it!
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.
  • small, powerful
  • Red LED indicator seems to drain battery
By John
Holden, MA
Great features, great little light IF it didn't drain batteries
September 15, 2014
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.
  • Drains batteries fast
By John
Great little light
June 10, 2014
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 16340ís to see how much brighter the light can get. Good lumen per dollar. Overall I am enjoying this light and other Nitecore products.
  • Great size, pretty bright, Good U.I. and easy to use. good color rendering
  • Wish for a little more brightness.
By Dennis
Great Mini Light
April 4, 2014
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.
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