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Nitecore HC35 (2019) review

2019
4 x Cree XP-G3 S3 LEDs
2700 lm output
4500 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore HC35 (HC35) released in 2019. It uses 4 x Cree XP-G3 S3 LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 2700 lm output, 4500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 134 m.

It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. 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. The HC35 flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Nitecore HC35 (HC35) specifications

Brand
Nitecore
Name
HC35
Type
HC35
Rating
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Launch
2019
Form
headlamp

Body

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

Weight
98.6 g
Length
128.2 mm
Head diameter
35 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of HC35 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. A TIR lens works on the principle of total internal reflection. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area.

Emitter
4 x Cree XP-G3 S3 LEDs
Color temperature
6500 K
Reflector
TIR
Lens
TIR
Switch
electronic front

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
2700 lm
Intensity
4500 cd
Throw
134 m
CD/LM factor
1.67

Software

The HC35 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 HC35 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. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with any USB power source. 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 HC35 is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.

Battery
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
microUSB
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
yes

Accessories

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your HC35. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
18650 adapter
21700 battery
clip
headband
lanyard
microUSB cable
spare o-ring

The performance of the Nitecore HC35 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 HC35, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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