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Nitecore NU30 USB Rechargeable Headlamp - CREE XP-G2 S3 LED - 400 Lumens - Built-In Li-Ion Battery Pack - Available in Black or Army Green

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Nitecore NU30 LED Headlamp

Hands-Free Lighting For Any Situation!

One of the most versatile headlamps on the market today, the Nitecore NU30 LED Headlamp is perfect for every day and tactical users alike. This multi-faceted headlamp uses its primary CREE XP-G2 S3 LED to generate up to 400 Lumens of wide angle illumination that can throw nearly 400 feet! In addition to its max output, the primary LED can produce numerous dimmer outputs ranging from 180 Lumens all the way down to just 1 Lumen, providing a number of lighting options to fit your specific needs. The NU30 can even use its CREE LED to produce an efficient location beacon to mark your current position or an emergency S.O.S. signal when crucial help is needed.

Superb Secondary LEDs

In addition to its primary CREE LED, the NU30 features two pairs of auxiliary LEDs, one white and one red, for more specialized lighting needs. The white LEDs produce 35 Lumens of high CRI light, which appears extremely similar to natural sunlight, making it ideal for photography and less strenuous on the eyes. The red LEDs is less disruptive to wildlife and helps you preserve your natural night vision, perfect for late-night hunting. All 3 light sources are controlled by an easy-to-use dual switch interface located on the top of the lamp, which can be easily operated using one hand.


Rather than relying on batteries that will need routine replacing, the NU30 runs on a convenient internal Lithium Ion battery pack. The micro-USB rechargeable battery pack can hold a charge of 1800 mAh, which can power the headlamp on its lowest brightness for a remarkable 330 hours! The NU30 even comes with a power indicator built into its dual body switch, flashing a red LED to display the battery pack's remaining charge.


  • Body made from lightweight and durable polycarbonate
  • Smooth aluminum reflector provides 100° wide, far-reaching beam
  • Precision Digital Optics Technology (PDOT) allows for optimal reflector performance, improving beam concentration
  • Lamp head able to pivot 60° downward for additional lighting angles
  • Constant current circuit ensures steady output
  • Pair of tactical outputs
    • S.O.S. Mode: Produces special Morse code flash for emergency situations
    • Beacon Mode: Emits efficient flash to mark current position
  • Secondary LEDs on either side of primary LED for additional lighting options
    • High CRI Auxiliary LEDs: Perfect for close-range lighting. Provides superior color rendering, closer to natural sunlight.
    • Red LEDs: Used to help preserve natural night vision, less disruptive to wildlife. Comes with steady and flashing outputs.
  • Dual switch interface controls the white and red LEDs separately, easily operated with one hand
  • Switches double as LED power indicator, flashing to denote remaining charge
  • Holding down both switches will engage Lockout Mode to prevent accidental activation
  • Internal 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery pack is internally rechargeable via micro-USB charging port on side of the lamp
  • Battery pack capable of being recharged up to 500 times before seeing decrease in capacity
  • Comfortable nylon headband adjusts to nearly any head size
  • Included Accessories:
    • Nylon Headband
    • Micro-USB Charging Cable


  • LED: 1 x CREE XP-G2 (S3) LED, 2 x White Auxiliary LEDs, 2 x Secondary Red LEDs
  • Power Source: Built-In 1800 mAh Lithium Ion Battery Pack
  • IP Rating: IP67 (Dust-tight, waterproof and submersible up to 1 meter)
  • Impact Resistance: 1.5 meters
  • Brightness Outputs:
    • Turbo - 400 Lumens - 1 Hour 15 Min.
    • High - 180 Lumens - 22 Hours
    • Medium - 36 Lumens - 25 Hours 15 Min.
    • Ultralow - 1 Lumen - 330 Hours
    • Auxiliary LEDs (High CRI) - 35 Lumens - 12 Hours
    • Red - 19 Lumens - 13 Hours
  • Peak Beam Distance: 121 meters (397 ft.)
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 3700 cd
  • Dimensions:
    • Length - 2.48" (63 mm)
    • Width - 1.71" (43.4 mm)
    • Depth - 1.24" (31.5 mm)
  • Weight: 2.99 oz. (84.8 g)
Runtime (Hours):1.252225.2512330
Output Modes:3+ Brightness Levels, Red, Beacon, SOS
Compatible Batteries:Battery Pack
Batteries Included:Yes
Included Accessories:USB Cable
Flashlight Usage:Headlamps
Throw Distance (Max):121m
Switch Location:Body
Product Certifications:IP67
Warranty:Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty, Nitecore 1 Year Warranty
Return Policy:Battery Junction Return Policy
Primary Material:Plastic
Product Weight:2.99oz
Product Dimensions:2.48" (L) x 1.71" (W) x 1.24" (H)
Country of Origin:China
By Chuck
Honolulu, Hawaii
4 Stars, Maybe 5.
June 19, 2018
Always liked this light over the years. Bought another as a back-up after losing one of my other units. It's a good size, the band holds up well over time, like that it's rechargeable and holds the charge, relatively easy button manipulation and logical setting sequence, good light brightness and pattern, easy red light access and brightness with dedicated LEDS, and best of all, the price. Really should give it 5 stars. The only thing I would change is to add buttons with a more tactile feel. I don't get why headlamps, laser binoculars, and even mobile phones always have smooth buttons with barely perceptible ridges.
By Dan
The Dalles, OR
Nitecore NU30 USB Rechargeable Headlamp
March 7, 2018
I bought this as a gift for a friend. He has used it for finding his way into various duck blinds and setting out decoys in the dark, and has been very happy with it. Battery life seems good, and it is light and easy to wear!
By Duke
Evansville, IN
Nice light but fragile
October 11, 2017
Lumens are great, the light works well and its lightweight, but the plastic that holds the light on to the headband is thin and breaks easily. It broke within 3 months to where I couldn't use it so sent back for repair (2 months to repair) and now 3 months later the plastic broke again. It's under warranty but I won't have it repaired or replaced because it can't last long and not worth my time to fool with.
  • Good lumen power for white and red lights.
  • Breaks too easily.
By Bee2011
Newport Beach, CA
Average runtimes and average quality.
April 11, 2017
I knew that the batteries were built in and bought this light anyways because of the advertised long runtimes on high. But I was really disappointed when the runtimes on higher settings were so short. Nitecore considers the stepdown as part of the runtimes, so when it steps down they still have the timer on. The 400 lumens setting should be called burst when it only lasts only for a few minutes. And the 180 lumen mode doesn't even run a third as long as the advertised 22 hours. There's one more thing, the main LED was not centered, so the light had a oval shape beam.
  • Low power mode last for a long time.
  • Super short runtimes on high before it steps down to a lower power mode. LED was not centered in the reflector so the beam pattern was a oval shape (see photos)..
By upstate J.
Adirondacks NY
Own the night
March 27, 2017
Ordered two, 1 Army Green, 1 Desert Tan. Great charge time and length of run time. Far superior to previous Nightcore models.
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