The Nitecore CI6 Chameleon is a truly unique product that features a white light with a maximum output of 440 lumens from a Cree XP-G2 LED, an Infrared output with a wavelength of 850 nm from a 1500 mW LED, plus secondary red, green and blue LEDs.
It is powered by a single 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, two CR123A non rechargeable batteries or two RCR123 lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Multiple battery options are handy as you can have CR123A batteries as a back up if your rechargeable batteries run down and you aren't in a position to charge you batteries.
The main white LED offers five brightness levels, plus strobe, SOS and beacon. The second main 1500 mW Infrared LED offers a wavelength of 850 nm, which is visible when using night vision equipment. Infrared light sources can be used to augment the available ambient light for conversion by night vision devices, increasing in-the-dark visibility without actually using a visible light source. In addition to the two primary outputs there are secondary low level red, green, blue and red/blue flashing outputs.
The torch is turned on/off with the tail cap button and can also provide momentary illumination by half pressing the tail button. Once turned on the left white mode button cycles through the white outputs in the order of ultra-low, low, mid, high and turbo with each press, or hold the button down to access strobe. Once in strobe the button can be held to cycle through strobe, SOS and location.
The right colour mode button provides access to the Infrared output with a single press and you will see a red light in the LED when you look at it to show that Infrared mode is activated. Press and hold the colour button for over 1 second to cycle through the side colour LEDs in the order of red, green, blue and red/blue flashing.
The last used setting (apart from SOS or location) will be remembered the next time the torch is turned on. If you want to bypass the remembered setting you can gain instant access to either turbo or Infrared from off. Press and hold either the left white button for turbo or the right colour button for Infrared and then press in the tail button for direct access.
The dual switch includes a power indicator light that will blink once every 2 seconds when the power level is below 50%, and will then rapidly blink when the power level is low.
The CI6 also works well as a weapon mounted light with a spring loaded impact absorption mechanism and can be used with the Nitecore RSW1 remote pressure switch and Nitecore GM02 gun mount.
Purpose-designed for law enforcement, hunting and tactical applications
Equipped with a unique multi-coloured (red and blue) signalling mode
Dual side switches control white and coloured LEDs independently.
Side switch features integrated battery power indicator light
Instant-start - enter turbo mode directly
Stainless steel titanium-plated clip
Tail stand capability
Turbo: 440 lumens; 1 hour, 45 minutes run-time; 190 m beam range
High: 280 lumens; 3 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 132 m beam range
Mid: 160 lumens; 7 hours run-time; 99 m beam range
Low: 25 lumens; 43 hours run-time; 43 m beam range
Ultra Low: 1 lumen; 400 hours run-time; 10 m beam range
Red: 1.8 lumens; 65 hours run-time; 4 m beam range
Green: 3.8 lumens; 70 hours run-time; 9 m beam range
Blue: 0.7 lumens; 80 hours run-time; 1.9 m beam range
Red/blue Flashing: 400 hours run-time
Infrared: 6 hours run-time
Strobe/SOS/Location: 440 lumens
Tested to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards in laboratory conditions using 1 x Nitecore 18650 2600 mAh battery. Results may vary between torch, battery and environment. The turbo will reduce output after 20 minutes constant use with CR123A batteries to prevent overheating
Important Battery and Battery Charger Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are not rechargeable.
Rechargeable Cells - If you are intending to use lithium-ion rechargeable batteries then you will also need to purchase a suitable battery charger if you do not already have one.
Please click on the Product Accessories tab above to view compatible batteries and battery chargers.
Type: Professional hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: White / Infrared (850 nm) / Red / Green / Blue / Red & Blue Flashing
Luminous Flux: Up to 440 lumens (White LED)
Lamp Type: Cree XP-G2 (R5) White LED / 1500 mW Infrared LED
Beam Range: 190 m (white LED)
Batteries Required: 2 x CR123A lithium metal / 1 x 18650 lithium-ion / 2 x 16340 lithium-ion
Overall Length: 143 mm
Head Diameter: 40 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 173 grams (excluding batteries)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III Military grade hard anodised
Window Type: Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Switch Type: Tactical tail switch and dual side mode buttons
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail box and contains:
Nitecore CI6 LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Removable tactical ring x 1
Removable pocket clip x 1
Manual x 1