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Nitecore EC11 900lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
900 lm output
9000 cd intensity
1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore EC11 (EC11) released in 2016. It uses Cree XM-L2 U2 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 900 lm output, 9000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 190 m.

The EC11 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. With its impressive illumination capabilities and durable construction, it serves as an exceptional lighting tool for various situations and environments. This light has 5 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the EC11 and then turn it back on again, it will automatically activate the mode that was last used before it was turned off. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors.

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Nitecore EC11 (EC11) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameEC11
TypeEC11
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1348 user votes.
Launch2016
Formflashlight

This Nitecore flashlight is designed to be compact and handheld, making it easy to carry and maneuver.

Body

Weight45.3 g
Length75 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The 45.3 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The body of EC11 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

System

EmitterCree XM-L2 U2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side

Cree LEDs are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The advantage of the orange peel (OP) reflector is that it can minimize glare and reduce eye strain. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission, making the flashlight more effective in darker environments. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance

Flux900 lm
Intensity9000 cd
Throw190 m
CD/LM factor10

The 900 lm output of EC11 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 9000 cd, the EC11 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The strobe function on the EC11 flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features

Battery1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsyes
Magneticno
Specialsred light
white light

The EC11 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery as its power source. Having a battery indicator allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. The EC11 doesn't have charger port. The EC11 flashlight doesn't have built-in LVP, it is recommended to use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions.

The flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. Auxiliary LEDs are typically designed to consume less power compared to the main lighting source, such as a white LED.

Accessories

Package contentsclip
lanyard
spare o-ring

The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items, enabling convenient hands-free carry. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it provides a more secure and stable hold. Instead of searching for compatible O-rings, having spare O-rings readily available allows for convenient and immediate repairs or replacements.

The performance of the Nitecore EC11 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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