Nitecore EC20 LED Torch
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Nitecore EC20 LED Torch

  (Avg rating from 8 reviews)
Brand:  Nitecore
Product Code:  NCEC20

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The Nitecore EC20 is a compact every day carry torch, and has a maximum output of 960 lumens from a Cree XM-L2 U2 LED.

It is powered by one 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, recommended for best run-times and value for money, or two CR123A non-rechargeable lithium metal batteries (not included).

Designed for easy one handed operation, the EC20 features a side switch that controls all outputs. Single press the side button to turn the torch on and off, and once the torch is on simply hold down the button to cycle through ultra-low, low, mid, turbo and release the button on the desired output. The last used setting will be remembered when the torch is next turned on. Instant access to ultra-low is achieved by holding the button for over 1 second with the light off.

Th access the special modes double click the button in quick succession to enter strobe, and then hold the button down to cycle strobe, SOS and location beacon. Press the button once to return to the previous state.

A power level indicator is built into the switch which will flash once every two seconds when the battery power reaches 50%, and once the power level is low it will begin to blink quickly. In addition, each time batteries are inserted the power indicator light will blink to display the battery voltage.

The temperature regulation will drop the brightness after minutes use in high mode to prevent overheating and extend battery longevity.

Product Features

Innovative single button offers access to seven brightness levels and modes
High efficiency constant current circuit board
Integrated power indicator light displays remaining battery power (patented)
Power indicators secondary function displays battery voltage (accurate to 0.1 V)
Reverse polarity protection to protect from improper battery installation
Instant access to ultra-low output
Tail stand capability

Operational Modes

High: 960 lumens; 1 hour, 15 minutes run-time; 222 m beam range*
Mid: 210 lumens; 6 hours run-time; 87 m beam range
Low: 50 lumens; 28 hours run-time; 33 m beam range
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 520 hours run-time; 6 m beam range
Strobe/SOS/Location: 960 lumens

Note: *An over-heat protection timer drops the light from high to medium output after 5 minutes to protect the LED's and circuitry.

Test to ANSI/NEMA FL-1 standards using a Nitecore 2600 mAh 18650 lithium-ion battery in laboratory conditions. Data may vary slightly during real-world use due to battery, individual usage habits and environmental factors.


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 Accessories tab above to view compatible batteries and battery chargers.


Technical Details

Type: Professional hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: Ultra-low / Low / Mid / High / Strobe / SOS / Location Beacon
Luminous Flux: Up to 960 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
Beam Range: Up to 222 m
Batteries Required: 2 x CR123A lithium metal or 1 x 18650 lithium-ion (not included)
Overall Length: 128 mm
Head Diameter: 25.4 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 76 grams
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: Single operation side switch
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 EC20 torch x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Manual x 1

(Avg rating from 8 reviews):  

Rating:  
Small light, bright - could do with more prominent switch
Wednesday, 13 January 2021  | 

Overall this is a good light-it is very compact, feels like weight but made of quality materials and gives out good illumination.

I brought this my wife who has to walk home a reasonable distance in the dark and although she was very pleased with it her niggles were:
- she worried about accidentally knocking the light on whilst it was in her handbag - unlike some torches it does not have a travel mode. She does now get in the habit of quarter turning the battery compartment instead.
- The switch is not very prominent or easy to find, particularly with gloves on. It does have an LED built into it which indicates battery level and it is a pity that this is not on at a low level when the torch is on. In particular I got a torch with an "dazzle" mode for her personal security and she notes that she thinks she might find it difficult to find this button and press it correctly under stress. A more prominent positive design might be better - this is a bit too subtle.


Rating:  
Great torch
Saturday, 15 December 2018  | 

Best torch on sale. Really powerful, good battery life. Never worry about the dark again. Great service from you guys. Thank you.


Rating:  
Great Torch!
Saturday, 13 January 2018  | 

The torch is light weight and compact. Fits in the hand nicely. The fact that it uses the 18650 battery appealed to me. The different brightness settings are fab, 1 lumen is enough to see what your doing close up.


Rating:  
Excellent product
Saturday, 2 December 2017  | 

Never realised such a small torch could be so powerful. Excellent service from Torch Direct.


Rating:  
Aaahhh my eyes!!! Not 😀
Monday, 7 August 2017  | 

I spend alot of time tramping about at night and I wanted a torch that gave me a reasonable range but an excellent battery life at low level illumination. This fits the bill perfectly: Max 960 lumen - nice thought the beam is fixed and a little wide so it could not be described as a 'spot beam' but is more than adequate for any task I've asked of it. Min: 1 lumen (!) this sounds useless but is great! It's enough to find that missing bit of camp equipment in the tent, or navigate that style -and best of all it doesn't muck up your night vision. On top of that if running at 1 lumen it lasts for 520 hours! (apparently - haven't timed it, I'm not that sad😀 to cap it off you can slap a couple of CR213 batteries in there or a 18650. If I had to fault it, it's a thinner construction than some American makes but still adequate for a torch (just don't use it as a hammer), and the button can be a little fidly to find.
In summary this has become my go-to torch - to the extent that upon loosing my first one I had no qualms in getting another one. If you want one torch that can last a camping trip on only a couple of batteries, light up the path, or just the bottom of your bag without burning out your retinas for 5 minutes, I don't think you'll go wrong with this.


Rating:  
Illumination at last
Saturday, 30 January 2016  | 

Hard to believe that such a small torch can give such a fantastic light. Very pleased with my purchase


Rating:  
Could not believe it!!!!
Sunday, 4 January 2015  | 

Placed order over Xmas period! Expected to wait a week or so for delivery!!!! Torch turned up next day - appy as larry - well done - every credit!


Rating:  
What a Great flashlight.....
Monday, 27 October 2014  | 

It has a perfect switch to tap on and easy to change to different modes. Switch flashes to blue when battery is inserted to show how much power left. I also have a Fenix PD35 and ThruNite TN12 (both 2014 edition) which have a tailend switch but I prefer this to them for let's say normal use. Only this torch comes without holster.


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Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Telephone:
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Office Address:
Torch Direct Limited
Nunn Brook Road, The County Estate
Huthwaite, Sutton in Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 2HU
United Kingdom


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.

Further Information

Should you have any questions or require further information regarding any of the delivery options, please contact us.