Nitecore EC4GTS 1800lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Nitecore EC4GTS (EC4GTS) released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, SMO reflector and 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 39220 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 396 m.
The EC4GTS flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The mode memory of EC4GTS contributes to a more seamless and intuitive user experience. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.
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Nitecore EC4GTS (EC4GTS) specifications
This Nitecore flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.
|Head diameter||40 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 171 g flashlight would be considered slightly heavier than average for a handheld flashlight, but it is still within a reasonable weight range. This weight range is often found in smaller and more compact flashlights designed for everyday use or portability. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands.
Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for EC4GTS flashlight. HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.
|Emitter||Cree XHP35 HD LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
|Switch||dual electronic side|
The emitter of EC4GTS manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The smooth reflector is typically used in flashlights where long-range illumination is a priority, such as searchlights or thrower flashlights. By minimizing light scattering and maximizing light directionality, the smooth reflector can produce a tighter and more concentrated beam that reaches greater distances.
The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface. The EC4GTS utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.
The 1800 lm output of EC4GTS provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. The EC4GTS flashlight with 39220 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 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.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The EC4GTS has mode memory. 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 EC4GTS 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. The SOS signal is recognized as an international distress call and is used to indicate an urgent need for assistance.
|Battery||2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries|
The Nitecore EC4GTS flashlight is powered by 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The EC4GTS doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. 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 EC4GTS has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The EC4GTS flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.
The package comes complete with a holster designed specifically to provide a secure and protective storage solution for your flashlight. By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach.
The performance of the Nitecore EC4GTS 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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