Offering five brightness levels and three special modes, the Nitecore EA42 has maximum output of 1800 lumens on the turbo level from a Cree XHP-35 HD LED and it is powered by either four AA alkaline batteries or four AA NiMH batteries.
The head of the torch is constructed from aero grade aluminium alloy which provides excellent heat dissipation and the integrated stainless steel ring protects the internal components. The body of the torch is made from high strength polycarbonate that it impact resistant and heat / low temperature resistant to provide a comfortable hold, along with the thick knurling design that provides an anti slip design.
The EA42 features a dual side switch with a power button that controls on/off and a mode button that cycles through the brightness outputs in the order of ultra-low, low, mid high and turbo. The special modes are accessed with the light off and double pressing the mode button and then each press of the mode button will cycle through beacon, SOS and strobe.
With the light off instant access to ultra-low is achieved by holding the power button for 1 second and instant access to turbo is achieved by holding the mode button for 1 second for constant on, or holding it for longer will activate momentary turbo and will turn off when the button is released. Momentary turbo can also be accessed by holding the mode button while the light is on.
The EA42 features a positioning indicator, that can be turned on or off, so you can easily locate the torch in the dark. To activate the position indicator press and hold the power button while the light is on and the blue light will blink once every two seconds. Press either button to turn the position indicator off.
A built in power indicator under the buttons flashes to show the remaining battery power when you press and hold the mode button for once while the torch is off. Three flashes indicated more than 50% power, two flashes indicates below 50% power and one flash indicates below 10% power. While the torch is on the power indicator will flash slowly if the battery level is below 50% and flash rapidly if the battery level is below 10%.
The advanced temperature regulation module allows the EA42 to regulate its output and adapt to the ambient environment to maintain optimal performance. The torch can be put into lockout mode to prevent accidental activation by holding down both buttons simultaneously until the light flashes once and repeat to take the torch out of lockout mode.
Thumbscrew lock on tailcap doubles as a tripod connector
Integrated power indicator light (patented)
Features advanced temperature regulation technology
Toughened ultra clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
Instant access to ultra-low and turbo output
Stainless steel retaining ring protects core components from damage
Turbo: 1800 lumens; 30 minutes run-time; 353 m beam range*
High: 850 lumens; 1 hour, 45 minutes run-time; 259 m beam range
Mid: 300 lumens; 4 hours, 45 minutes run-time; 152 m beam range
Low: 55 lumens; 20 hours run-time; 63 m beam range
Ultra-low: 1 lumens; 280 hours run-time; 10 m beam range
Strobe / SOS / Beacon: 1800 lumens
Note: *The run-time for turbo is the testing result before the advanced temperature regulation technology is acitvated, therefore the data may vary slightly in real world use depending on battery type, individual usage habits and environmental factors.
Tested to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards in laboratory conditions using 4 x 1.2 V 2450 mAh AA NiMH batteries.
Important Battery and Battery Charger Information
Primary Cells - Please note that AA alkaline primary battery cells are not rechargeable.
Rechargeable Cells - If you are intending to use NiMH 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: Turbo / High / Mid / Low / Ultra-low / Strobe / SOS / Beacon
Luminous Flux: Up to 1800 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XHP-35 HD LED
Beam Range: 353 m
Batteries Required: 4 x AA alkaline or NiMH
Run Time: Up to 20 hours on low
Overall Length: 168 mm
Head Diameter: 40 mm
Barrel Diameter: 34.6 x 19.6 mm
Weight: 127.7 grams (excluding batteries)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aluminium alloy head and polycarbonate body
Switch Type: Dual 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 a retail box and contains:
Nitecore EA42 torch x 1
Lanyard x 1
Holster x 1
O-Ring x 1
Manual x 1