Nitecore Concept 1 LED Torch

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Nitecore IMR18650 3100 mAh lithium-ion battery included
Nitecore Concept 1 LED Torch
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Item Code:  CONCEPT-1

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The Nitecore Concept 1 is the first torch in the Concept series and utilises a Cree XHP35 HD E2 LED for a maximum output of 1800 lumens.

The included IMR battery has a high discharge current of 10 A to drive the LED to the fullest and incorporates a protection module for added safety. We recommend to charge the battery with a Nitecore battery charger that is designed for IMR batteries to ensure compatibility. A standard 18650 can also be used, however it needs to have a high discharge current of at least 8 A in order to work. The Concept 1 can also use CR123A lithium metal non rechargeable batteries, however the turbo setting is unavailable if you are using CR123A batteries.

Crystal coating technology combined with precision digital optics technology provides extreme reflector performance that enables the beam to reach up to 220 metres.

The Concept 1 is operated using the side mounted switch and has a choice of two modes. General mode offers direct access to turbo from standby and tactical mode offers direct access to strobe from standby. To change modes, turn the light off and loosen the tail cap and then hold down the button as you tighten the tail cap again. A single blink will indicate general mode and two blinks will indicate tactical mode.

All five brightness settings are available in both modes and the last brightness setting used will be remembered next time you use the torch. From off, hold the button down to turn the light on in the previous used brightness setting, or continue to hold the button down to cycle through ultra-low, low, mid, high, turbo. Once you release the button it will select the brightness setting.

From standby two quick presses of the button will enter ultra-low and three quick presses will enter instant turbo or strobe depending on what mode the torch is in. When the light is on in any mode, press and hold the button to momentarily enter turbo and release to go back to the previous output.

The special modes are accessed by triple pressing the button with the light on, or with the light off when set to tactical mode. Strobe will come on first and then to switch between strobe, SOS and Beacon press and hold the button for 1 second. When not in use it is advised to loosen the tail cap half a turn to prevent accidental activation of the button.

The advance temperature regulation (ATR) technology allows the Concept 1 to dynamically adjust output performance based on the internal temperature of the torch in order to protect the LED from overheating and prolong its working life.

A voltage power indicator light is beneath the side switch and will display the voltage each time the battery is inserted. The light will flash to show the voltage, for example if the voltage is 4.2 V the light will flash four times, pause and then flash two more times.

This pocket sized torch can easily be carries with the stainless steel pocket clip and it can be used hands free with the magnetic base.

Product Features

Two selectable modes bring flexibility in operation
Blinks to indicate remaining battery power
Intelligent memory to remember the last used setting
Reverse polarity protection
Temperature regulation and protection
Magnetic tail cap and tail stand capability

Operational Modes

Using 1 x IMR18650 3100 mAh lithium-ion battery:
Turbo: 1800 lumens; 30 minutes run-time* (turbo not available when using CR123A batteries)
High: 810 lumens; 1 hour, 30 minutes run-time*
Mid: 300 lumens; 4 hours run-time
Low: 80 lumens; 15 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 300 hours run-time

Using 2 x CR123A 1700 mAh lithium metal batteries:
High: 810 lumens; 1 hour, 15 minutes run-time*
Mid: 300 lumens; 3 hours, 30 minutes run-time
Low: 80 lumens; 13 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 200 hours run-time

Please note: * The built-in temperature regulation automatically monitors the internal temperature when in turbo and high brightness settings and will lower the lumen output if the torch overheats. Therefore the Turbo mode is unavailable whilst the torch is too hot.

Tested to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards. Data may vary slightly during real-world use due to battery, individual usage habits and environmental factors.


Technical Details

Type: Hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: Ultra-low / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / Strobe / SOS / Beacon
Luminous Flux: Up to 1800 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XHP35 HD E2 LED
Reflector System: Smooth
Beam Range: 220 m
Batteries Required: 1 x IMR18650 lithium-ion (included) / 2 x CR123A
Run Time: Up to 300 hours (ultra-low)
Overall Length: 111.5 mm
Head Diameter: 24.5 mm
Barrel Diameter: 23.8 mm
Weight: 61.9 grams (excluding battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Window Type: Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Switch Type: Side switch
Impact Resistance: 1.5 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS


Packaging and Contents

Supplied in retail packaging and contains:
Nitecore Concept 1 LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Lanyard x 1
Nitecore IMR18650 3100 mAh lithium-ion battery x 1
Manual x 1

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Nitecore Concept 1 with Flexbank F1
Thursday, 4 June 2020  | 

A good torch and not as complicated as you think once you get used to it. Only problems really is the light quote quickly drops in intensity in turbo and high modes. The lockout situation is not ideal but one slight then of the end cap sorts that out.

I seem to have received a faulty charger or battery as the included IMR battery never quite fully charged however my own non IMR battery's charge fine. Currently I'm discussion with Torch Direct who are trying to resolve the situation. The only other complaint about the charger is the elastic band is very fiddly and hard to put on and first until it loosens off.

I have spoken to the team on the phone twice regarding this issue one time and a new purchase the other and have always been friendly and honest and haven't tried to upsell me things I didn't need which I like.

Overall a pretty good torch and charger.


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Nitecore Concept 1 LED Torch What a fantastic lightweight torch, very powerful!
Saturday, 19 January 2019  | 

This is the second torch I have bought from a really helpful, knowledgeable & friendly company who send out. I find it really useful in all sorts of ways, not too bright when looking in at the children & then outstandingly powerful when you want to see down the garden.

It is light for its size, powerful too, extremely well made, easy to use once you have read the instructions, which for me were too small, but the problem was solved when I purchased another item from the company, they sent me the instructions enlarged. The torch isn’t cheap, but you do get what you pay for, it for me is the Roll Royce in the torch world, because for me it is an excellent item, as well as the charger & free “Silverpoint Hunter XL120 LED Head Torch”.

Which I found to be very useful. Which led me to make my next purchase, a NITECORE, HC30 head torch. Score, 5 out of 5 for everything, build, quality of finish, presentation, its usefulness.


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Packs a punch
Tuesday, 25 September 2018  | 

This is the fourth torch purchased from this website and it's another top item. Highly compact and light, considering its 1800 lumens output. Great for tactical carry, with an easy-to-access strobe function. There are more powerful torches out there but they are a lot bulkier. This lacks the crenelated end but that's probably a good thing; the police could interpret that as constituting an offensive weapon. Great price, especially with the charger and free headlight thrown in.


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Huthwaite, Sutton in Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
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Delivery OptionFees & Details
Royal Mail 1st ClassFREE for orders over £30 or £1.95 for orders under £30
Royal Mail TrackedFREE for orders over £30 or £2.95 for orders under £30
For orders that consist only of lithium batteries. (Mainland UK Only)FREE for orders over £30 or £4.95 for orders under £30
For orders that partly consist of lithium batteriesFREE for orders over £30 or £4.95 for orders under £30
UPS (Mainland UK Only)£5.95 for for delivery within 24 to 48 hours (Excluding weekends)
Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Working Day)From £6.95 to £14.95 depending upon the weight of the parcel
Royal Mail Saturday DeliveryFrom £8.95 to £19.95 depending upon the weight of the parcel

Latest Delivery Information

All services operating at normal timescales.

We dispatch all orders received by 3 pm on the same day. This applies from Monday to Friday only. Any order received after that time will be dispatched on the next working day. Please note: We do not dispatch on weekends or bank holidays.

If you place your order now, it will leave our warehouse on 2021.

Royal Mail 1st Class

This delivery method is only for small items that comply with Royal Mail's Large Letter format, therefore you will not see this as an option if the item is too big to travel via the Large Letter service.

Royal Mail Tracked

Delivery time for this method is 2 to 4 days on average. The parcel is tracked through the postal network from door to door. If no one is in to receive the package, it can be collected from your local Royal Mail office which will be identified on a card your postman will post though your door, or if you prefer, you can re-arrange delivery by calling the telephone number on the card.

UPS (Mainland UK only)

This delivery method is recommended if your order is required more urgently and will also be the default option if your order contains any lithium batteries that are not contained within equipment. The delivery time for this method is guaranteed 1 to 2 working days after dispatch. A signature will be required and if no one is in to receive and sign for the package you will receive a card from the driver with all the information that you need. Please note: Saturday & Sunday are not considered as working days by UPS.

Royal Mail Special Delivery

This delivery method is recommended if your order is urgent. Delivery is guaranteed during the next working day after dispatch. A signature will be required and if no one is in to receive the package, it can be collected from your local Royal Mail office which will be identified on a card your postman will post though your door, or if you prefer, you can re-arrange delivery by calling the telephone number on the card. The charge for this service is weight dependant and will be dynamically calcualated & displayed on the shopping basket page. Please note: This next day service is for Monday to Friday deliveries only.

Royal Mail Saturday Delivery

This delivery method is recommended if your order is required to be delivered on a Saturday. Delivery is guaranteed on Saturday. A signature will be required and if no one is in to receive the package, it can be collected from your local Royal Mail office which will be identified on a card your postman will post though your door, or if you prefer, you can re-arrange delivery by calling the telephone number on the card. The charge for this service is weight dependant and will be dynamically calcualated & displayed on the shopping basket page.

Non Mainland UK Delivery

You may see this option if your order partly or fully contains lithium batteries that are not contained within the item we are shipping. If your postcode is not part of the Mainland UK for postal purposes then we will determine the best way to send your item(s) and in some cases we may have to cancel the order or offer an alternative solution, this is because Royal Mail and couriers have strict rules regarding the transport of lithium batteries and in the case of couriers certain regions of the UK have increased shipping costs.

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