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Nitecore EC30 (2018) review

2018
Cree XHP35 HD LED
1800 lm output
12100 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore EC30 (EC30) released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 12100 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 220 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 EC30 (EC30) specifications

Brand
Nitecore
Name
EC30
Type
EC30
Rating
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Launch
2018
Form
flashlight

Body

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

Weight
65.5 g
Length
111.5 mm
Body diameter
24.5 mm
Head diameter
24.5 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of EC30 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The EC30 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XHP35 HD LED
Color temperature
5000 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
AR coated glass
Switch
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
1800 lm
Intensity
12100 cd
Throw
220 m
CD/LM factor
6.72

Software

The EC30 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 EC30 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 EC30 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The EC30 is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.

Battery
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
yes

Accessories

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
clip
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The performance of the Nitecore EC30 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 EC30, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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