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Nitecore EC4GTS 1800lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XHP35 HD LED
1800 lm output
39220 cd intensity
2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

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 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. The EC4GTS's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Nitecore EC4GTS, then tell us.

Nitecore EC4GTS (EC4GTS) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameEC4GTS
TypeEC4GTS
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1350 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Nitecore flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Body

Weight171 g
Length155 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 171 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for EC4GTS flashlight. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

System

EmitterCree XHP35 HD LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. Flashlights use the smooth reflector when long-range light is important. This includes searchlights and thrower flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Performance

Flux1800 lm
Intensity39220 cd
Throw396 m
CD/LM factor21.79

The 1800 lm output of EC4GTS provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The EC4GTS flashlight has 39220 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software

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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The EC4GTS's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features

Battery2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Nitecore EC4GTS flashlight is powered by 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The EC4GTS doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. 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 contentslanyard
nylon holster

The package includes a holster. It is designed to protectively store your flashlight. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Nitecore EC4GTS flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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