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Nitecore EA45S flashlight review

Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
1000 lm output
40500 cd intensity
4 x AA batteries

The Nitecore EA45S flashlight was released in 2016. It uses Cree XP-L HI V3 LED, SMO reflector and 4 x AA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 40500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 402 m.

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Table of Contents

  • Nitecore EA45S 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 EA45S / EA45S

The EA45S flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. This light has 5 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the EA45S and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Nitecore EA45S specifications

BrandNitecore
NameEA45S
TypeEA45S
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1436 user votes.
Launch2016
Formflashlight

A flashlight provides reassurance and confidence. It is helpful in unfamiliar or dangerous places.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight132.5 g
Length170 mm
Head diameter34 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 132.5 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HI V3 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The EA45S uses a smooth reflector. A smooth reflector is different from an orange peel reflector. It has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1000 lm
Intensity40500 cd
Throw402 m
CD/LM factor40.5

The 1000 lm output of EA45S provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The EA45S flashlight has 40500 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

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. Strobe mode on EA45S flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

Features, battery, protections

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

The EA45S flashlight utilizes 4 x AA batteries as its power source. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The EA45S doesn't have charger port. The EA45S flashlight lacks built-in LVP. You should use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. The EA45S has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentslanyard
nylon holster

The flashlight package is thoughtful, it has a holster. It offers you a practical and secure way to store your flashlight. Attaching a lanyard to your EA45S flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the EA45S 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
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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