Nitecore HU60 1600lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

1 x Cree XHP35 HD LED, 4 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs
1600 lm output
6570 cd intensity
1 x NPB1 powerbank

The Nitecore HU60 (HU60) released in 2020. It uses 1 x Cree XHP35 HD LED, 4 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x NPB1 powerbank. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 1600 lm output, 6570 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 162 m.

The HU60 is a cool headlamp. Headlamps are versatile tools that can be used in a wide range of activities and professions. TIR lenses of the HU60 are engineered to optimize optical efficiency by reducing light scattering and minimizing lens artifacts. This light has 5 + 5 modes of lighting. The mode memory of HU60 contributes to a more seamless and intuitive user experience.

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Nitecore HU60 (HU60) specifications

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This headlamp allows you to focus the beam precisely where you need it, providing better visibility and reducing the risk of accidents or mistakes.


Weight117.5 g
Head diameter40 mm
Dimensions47.6 x 43.2 x 42.1 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 117.5 g flashlight would be considered slightly heavier than average for a handheld flashlight, but it is still within a reasonable weight range. The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. This flashlight features a captivating black color.


Emitter1 x Cree XHP35 HD LED, 4 x Cree XP-G3 LEDs
Color temperature5000 K
Switchelectronic side

Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company 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 used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. This TIR lens offers flexibility in achieving various beam patterns, from wide-angle illumination to focused spotlights. Electronic switches on this flashlight provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.


Flux1600 lm
Intensity6570 cd
Throw162 m
CD/LM factor4.11

The 1600 lm output of HU60 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 6570 cd, the HU60 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is.


Modes5 + 5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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. Instead of having predefined brightness levels or fixed modes, the ramping mode lets you adjust the light intensity seamlessly within a specific range.


Battery1 x NPB1 powerbank
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1 m
Specials2.4 GHz wireless controll

The Nitecore HU60 flashlight is powered by 1 x NPB1 powerbank. Having a battery indicator allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. The HU60 doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

The "6" in the IP67 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The "7" in the IP67 rating indicates that the flashlight, can withstand being submerged in water up to a certain depth for a limited time without being damaged. With an impressive impact resistance rating of 1 m, this flashlight is built to endure accidental drops or impacts.


Package contents2 x cable fixers
spare o-ring
wristband remote controller

Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the Nitecore HU60 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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