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Nitecore Explorer EC4S Searchlight - CREE XPH50 LED - 2150 Lumens - Uses 2 x 18650s or 4 x CR123As

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Nitecore EC4S Searchlight

CREE XHP50 delivers up to 2150 lumens

The Nitecore EC4S Searchlight boasts a compact design, utilizing die casting technology for a tougher, more rigid build. Forged from molten aluminum under high pressure, the strength of the EC4S body is improved 200% compared to previous models, allowing it to perform under extreme pressure with ease.

Superior Performance

The EC4S finds itself in the hands of leaders in the aerospace, automobile, and industrial machinery industries.

The EC4S uses a CREE XHP50 LED with an orange peel reflector. It delivers up to 2150 lumens of brightness for up to 325 hours. With 5 power settings, the Nitecore LED flashlight has a beam distance of 280m, and a peak beam intensity of 19600cd. Impact resistance of 1.5m allows the Nitecore EC4S to withstand crushing falls. The Nitecore EC4S LED flashlight is waterproof up to 2m, and is ideal for outdoor use.

2015/2016 ISPO Award Winner

For excellence in Sporting Goods: The Nitecore EC4S outperformed several hundred competitor products to be called one of the top flashlights in the industry.

Yearly, the ISPO awards recognize the best in sporting good projects. ISPO awarded the Nitecore EC4S Explorer Series LED Flashlight their Outdoor Category award. ISPO award committees consist of sports business professionals judging hundreds of products yearly, choosing the best products based on performance, reliability, and overall appeal. You've picked a champion!


  • Die-Cast Unibody featuring improved strength (200%) versus previous models
  • 2015/2016 ISPO Award Winner for Outdoor Lighting category
  • Cree XLamp XHP50 for twice the brightness and half the energy loss
  • Smaller, more compact design for portability
  • ATR Intelligent Temperature Control for improved cooling (30% less heat than similar flashlights)
  • Ergonomic body shape for improved grip and comfort
  • Micro-textured reflector for wider beam angle
  • 5 brightness levels and 3 special modes for tactical situations
  • The tail stand transforms EC4S LED into a hands-free lantern
  • Power button flashes, indicating low battery life
  • Ultra-low mode accessed by holding down power button for two seconds
  • Turbo mode accessed by holding Mode button for two seconds
  • Included Accessories:
    • Lanyard
    • Holster


  • Weight: 6.03oz
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.90" x 1.45" x 1.10"
  • Waterproofing: IPX-8, 2m
  • Energy: 2x 18650/ 4x CR123 Batteries
  • Max Beam Distance: 280m
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 19600cd
  • Impact Resistant: 1.5m
  • Output Mode/Runtime (2x 18650):
    • Turbo: 2150 lumens/ 45 minutes
    • High: 1100 lumens/ 2 hours 15 minutes
    • Mid: 400 lumens/ 6 hours 15 minutes
    • Low: 80 lumens/ 30 hours 45 minutes
    • Ultralow: 2 lumens/ 325 hours
  • Output Mode/Runtime (4x CR123):
    • Turbo: 2150 lumens / 30 minutes
    • High: 1100 lumens/ 2 hours
    • Mid: 400 lumens/ 5 hours 45 minutes
    • Low: 80 lumens/ 23 hours 15 minutes
    • Ultralow: 2 lumens/ 210 hours
Runtime (Hours):452.256.2530.75325
Output Modes:3+ Brightness Levels, Beacon, SOS, Strobe
Compatible Batteries:2 x 18650, 4 x 16340, 4 x CR123A, 4 x RCR123A
Batteries Included:No
Included Accessories:Carry Case, Lanyard
Flashlight Usage:Search, Worklights
Throw Distance (Max):280m
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:6.03oz
Product Dimensions:5.9" (L) x 1.45" (W) x 1.1" (H)1.57" (Head Diameter)
Country of Origin:China
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By Charles
Sewell, NJ
Great, slim, bright, tough
August 23, 2016
Like many others here I have a lot of flashlights. This light is a good combination of flood and throw. It has a little more flood than throw and that makes it better for my use. I like the switch design and it becomes a real bad ass when you add the tactical bezel and window breaker on the rear. Of all my lights this gets a lot of attention from friends. Just don't try to put it in your pocket if you upgrade the bezel and add the spike
  • Bright with plenty of flood and enough throw when needed on high
  • Love the tactical bezel and window breaker upgrade
  • Had a hard time getting the original bezel off.
  • would be nice if it had USB or a base to recharge it.
By Doctor B.
Portland, OR
Simply Excellent
July 8, 2016
Bought this baby after doing some online research. It's the first tactical flashlight I've owned, so I can't make any comparisons, but I can't think of anything I'd change. The flat cap lets you stand the thing upright and ensures that the batteries are snug, the switch is just where you want it and is easy to use, it fits perfectly in your hand or your pocket, and the beam has to be seen to be believed. It's a practical device but it's also one of the coolest toys I own.
  • You name it.
  • None so far.
By Bill
Really comfortable to hold and use!
June 12, 2016
This is the absolute winner for ease to hold and use. The two side by side 18650 battery configuration fits easily in your hand, keeps the side switches oriented correctly, stops rolling on a table, and even fits in the back pocket of your pants. This is my first flashlight in this configuration, but it is instantly a favorite. The range from moonlight level to over 2000 lumens is impressive. The beam is a very broad spotlight, a nice even wide beam. This flashlight is great for everything in between an EDC and a high powered search light for long distance. Get it, you'll love it.
  • Comfortable in hand, light intensity range, wide beam
By at25526
Nitecore EC4S - One of the best (if not the best) all around lights to carry for almost any situation
March 17, 2020
Great all around light !! Not the brightest, Not the best projector but If I could only carry one light, this would definitely be on the very short list of lights to be considered. The light is more flood than projector. Easy access to different levels makes this one of the best all around.. With light off you can go directly to moonlight, directly to turbo, or you can go to last setting (memory) without having to cycle thru several unwanted levels. Having two batteries gives the light great runtimes. Has a lockout function and on top of that, It is very easy/comfortable to hold
By David
Alford, FL
My go-to
December 5, 2019
Probably not small enough for most of you to carry around everyday. But I have one on my dresser and one inside my truck. They are a great go to light. They throw a lot of
light far and wide will help you find anything in the dark
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