Nitecore EDC27 3000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

2 x Luminus SST40 LEDs
3000 lm output
12200 cd intensity
integrated 1700mAh Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore EDC27 (EDC27) released in 2023. It uses 2 x Luminus SST40 LEDs, TIR reflector and integrated 1700mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3000 lm output, 12200 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 221 m.

The EDC27 flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of EDC27. This light has 5 modes of lighting. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of EDC27 ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need.

The strobe function of EDC27 produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors. This Nitecore USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

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Nitecore EDC27 (EDC27) specifications

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The EDC27 flashlight enhance personal safety and security. It allows you to illuminate dark areas, identify potential hazards, or deter threats by shining light on them.


Weight124 g
Length135.6 mm
Body diameter31.4 mm
Head diameter31.4 mm
Dimensions135.6 x 31.4 x 14.2 mm
Materialstainless steel with PVD titanium coating

The 124 g flashlight is generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. They are suitable for various applications such as camping, hiking, or emergency situations. A 120-gram flashlight strikes a good balance between functionality, convenience, and weight. 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. The EDC27 flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.


Emitter2 x Luminus SST40 LEDs
Color temperature5000 K
Switchdual electronic rear

Luminus LEDs are known for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. They offer a wide range of LED products with different characteristics to meet the diverse needs of the market. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The TIR lens of EDC27 can minimize light loss and achieve high light output by capturing and redirecting a significant portion of the emitted light. This can result in improved overall beam quality, better beam control, and reduced stray light.

The EDC27 has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences. With a rear switch of EDC27 flashlight, the operation of the flashlight is often straightforward and easy to grasp. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off, eliminating the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.


Flux3000 lm
Intensity12200 cd
Throw221 m
CD/LM factor4.07

With 3000 lm, the EDC27 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. The EDC27 flashlight with 12200 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 is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output. It quantifies the concentration of light emitted by the flashlight in relation to the total amount of light produced.


Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The EDC27 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. Strobe mode on EDC27 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations.


Batteryintegrated 1700mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1 m
SpecialsOLED display

The EDC27 flashlight utilizes integrated 1700mAh Li-Ion battery as its power source. The EDC27 has a battery indicator. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. It helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. The USB charger port on a flashlight can be particularly useful in emergency situations where access to power outlets may be limited.

LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "5" in the IP54 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The IP54 rated flashlight is protected against dust ingress to a limited extent. The EDC27 flashlight proudly boasts an exceptional impact resistance rating of 1 m.


Package contentsclip

With a clip, you can securely fasten the flashlight to a reachable location, ensuring it is easily accessible whenever you need it. 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 EDC27 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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