Nitecore NU35 460lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-G3 LED
460 lm output
580 cd intensity
integrated 590mAh Li-Ion battery and 3 x AAA battery

The Nitecore NU35 (NU35) released in 2020. It uses Cree XP-G3 LED, TIR reflector and integrated 590mAh Li-Ion battery and 3 x AAA battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 460 lm output, 580 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 48 m.

The NU35 headlamp is designed to provide hands-free illumination, allowing the user to have both hands available for other tasks while having a focused light source. It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 4 + 3 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function. The flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Nitecore NU35 (NU35) specifications

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The NU35 is a comfortable headlamp. Whether you're engaging in outdoor activities like camping, running, or fishing, or working in industries such as construction, mining, or maintenance, headlamps provide efficient and focused illumination.


Weight79.5 g
Length61.3 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 79.5 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. 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 body of NU35 is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.

Hard-Anodized Type III (HAIII) is a specific anodizing process that creates a thicker and harder oxide layer compared to regular anodizing. It involves subjecting the aluminum to a higher voltage and a sulfuric acid bath, resulting in a dense and durable coating. The NU35 flashlight is available in black.


EmitterCree XP-G3 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Switchdual electronic side

The emitter of NU35 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. 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. The NU35 utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.


Flux460 lm
Intensity580 cd
Throw48 m
CD/LM factor1.26

460 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks, it may not be sufficient for certain scenarios or individuals with specific requirements. 580 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.


Modes4 + 3 modes
Mode memoryno
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. 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.


Batteryintegrated 590mAh Li-Ion battery and 3 x AAA battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationno
Impact resistance1 m
Specialshigh CRI light
red light

The Nitecore NU35 flashlight is powered by integrated 590mAh Li-Ion battery and 3 x AAA battery. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with a 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. This light does not have temperature control feature.

The "6" in the IP66 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the NU35 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The IP66 rating indicates that the NU35 flashlight has a protection against water jets. This flashlight is designed to withstand impacts of up to 1 m without sustaining significant damage, ensuring its durability and reliability even in challenging conditions. Auxiliary LEDs with different color options or specialized modes can be beneficial for specific tasks.


Package contentsheadband

The performance of the Nitecore NU35 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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