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Nitecore EA41W flashlight review

Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
1020 lm output
28276 cd intensity
4 x AA batteries

The Nitecore EA41W flashlight was released in 2017. It uses Cree XM-L2 U2 LED, SMO reflector and 4 x AA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1020 lm output, 28276 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 336 m.

Wondering if this Nitecore flashlight is awesome? Stick around until the end of our article!

Table of Contents

  • Nitecore EA41W specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Nitecore EA41W / EA41W

The EA41W is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The EA41W mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Nitecore EA41W specifications

BrandNitecore
NameEA41W
TypeEA41W
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1434 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight151 g
Length117 mm
Body diameter41.8 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The EA41W is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the EA41W has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The body of EA41W flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The EA41W flashlight is available in black.

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XM-L2 U2 LED
Color temperature4500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1020 lm
Intensity28276 cd
Throw336 m
CD/LM factor27.72

With 1020 lm, the EA41W flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The EA41W flashlight has 28276 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The EA41W's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x AA batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The EA41W flashlight's power source is 4 x AA batteries. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The EA41W cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP).

This light does not have temperature control feature. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentslanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the EA41W flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Nitecore flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • waterproof
  • protective holster

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Nitecore EA41W / EA41W

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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