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Nitecore EC11 (2016) review

2016
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.

This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Nitecore EC11 (EC11) specifications

Brand
Nitecore
Name
EC11
Type
EC11
Rating
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Launch
2016
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
45.3 g
Length
75 mm
Head diameter
25.4 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of EC11 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The EC11 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
Color temperature
6500 K
Reflector
OP
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
Switch
dual electronic side

Performance

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
900 lm
Intensity
9000 cd
Throw
190 m
CD/LM factor
10

Software

The EC11 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The EC11 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Modes
5 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
yes

Features

The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The EC11 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. A protected battery is recommended as the light itself does not have low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature. It has auxiliary LEDs which make it really nice looking.

Battery
1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
no
LVP
no
Thermal regulation
no
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
yes
Magnetic
no
Specials
red light
white light

Accessories

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
clip
lanyard
spare o-ring

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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Nitecore EC11, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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