The Nitecore EA8 Caveman utilises a Cree XM-L U2 LED to provide a maximum output of 900 lumens and it is powered by eight AA batteries, which delivers an impressive 2 hours run-time on the turbo setting.
The EA8 has five brightness outputs and three special modes available, as well as a choice of daily mode or search mode. All outputs are operated with the dual stage side switch and a half press and release from off will enter the daily mode or a half press and hold from off will activate momentary illumination in daily mode and the light will go off when the button is released. A full press from off will enter the search mode.
Once turned on in daily mode quick half presses will cycle through the brightness levels in the order of ultra-low, low, mid, high and the turbo is accessed by half pressing and holding the button down while the torch is turned on in daily mode. Press the switch all the way down to turn the light off and the last used brightness setting for daily mode will be memorised. When the torch is turned on in search mode, half presses will cycle between high and turbo outputs and a full press will turn the light off, but there is no memory function for this mode.
The access the strobe fully press the button twice in quick succession with the light on, then once on in strobe press the button down and hold for over one seconds to cycle from strobe, to SOS and location beacon then release the button on the desired output.
When the torch is turned off with a single full press it will enter standby mode, which uses a small amount of power for the location indicator in the switch. To save power, fully press and hold the button for over one second with the light on (except in special modes) and the torch will then enter lockout mode which prevents accidental activation and turns off the location indicator.
The power indicator in the switch will notify the user of the battery voltage when batteries are first inserted or the torch is put into lockout mode. For example if the voltage was at 4.2 V the indicator would blink four times, pause and then blink twice more. The indicator will also blink every 2 seconds when the battery level is below 50% and then blink consistently when the battery level is low.
Innovative single button two-stage switch offers a user-friendly interface
Eight rapidly selectable brightness modes
Integrated power indicator light displays remaining battery power (patented)
Power indicator’s secondary function displays battery voltage
Reverse polarity protection prevents damage due to incorrectly inserted batteries
Stainless steel retaining ring protects the core components from damage
Tail stand capability
Turbo: 900 lumens; 2 hours run-time
High: 590 lumens; 3 hours, 45 minutes run-time
Mid: 180 lumens; 14 hours run-time
Low: 50 lumens; 60 hours run-time
Ultra Low: 2 lumens; 800 hours run-time
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: Ultra low / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / Strobe / SOS
Luminous Flux: Up to 900 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XM-L U2 LED
Beam Range: 490 m
Batteries Required: 8 x AA alkaline /NiMH
Run Time: Up to 800 hours (low setting)
Overall Length: 183 mm
Head Diameter: 60 mm
Barrel Diameter: 41.8 mm
Weight: 302 grams (excluding batteries)
Colours Available: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aircraft grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Window Type: Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Switch Type: Dual stage switch for single handed operation
In-Built Technology: Constant current
Impact Resistance: 1.5 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 1.5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail box and contains:
Nitecore EA8 torch x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Lanyard x 1
Holster x 1
Manual x 1