The Nitecore EC21 utilises a Cree XP-G2 R5 LED for more balanced performance.
The XP-G2 LED is capable of emitting a smaller, more focused and further reaching hotspot than the Cree XM-L2 LED, meaning it can illuminate an equal distance while using half the battery power.
A secondary red LED can be used without compromising night adapted vision and also acts as a location beacon, flashing once every three seconds. When batteries are inserted into the EC21, the red light will also flash to indicate the battery voltage (accurate to 0.1V) (patented) taking the guess work out of how much charge is remaining.
The dual switch interface makes for unprecedented ease of use with one button to turn the light on and off and a separate button to change mode. Direct access to turbo and ultra-low modes is also possible from the off position.
The EC21 can also be locked out by pressing and holding both buttons for more than one second to prevent accidental activation.
The Nitecore EC21 has a maximum brightness of 460 lumens from the Cree XP-G2 R5 LED and features five brightness levels, plus three concealed special modes for outdoor emergencies - Strobe, SOS & Location Beam.
Additional Product Features
Utilises CREE XP-G2 (R5) LED
Boasts a peak beam intensity of 9400 cd
Dual-switch design ensures unprecedented ease of use
Secondary red LED provides constant / flashing illumination
Indicates battery voltage with a red flashing LED (accurate to 0.1V)
High efficiency constant current circuit
Direct access to ultra-low and turbo output
Detachable two-way anti-rolling clip
Tail stand capability
Using 1 x Nitecore 18650 2600 mAh battery:
Turbo: 460 lumens; 1 hour, 45 minutes run-time
High: 210 lumens; 4 hours, 45 minutes run-time
Mid: 100 lumens; 12 hours run-time
Low: 20 lumens; 50 hours run-time
Ultra Low: 1 lumen; 430 hours run-time
Using 2 x Nitecore CR123A 1700 mAh batteries:
Turbo: 460 lumens; 1 hour, 15 minutes run-time
High: 210 lumens; 4 hours, 15 minutes run-time
Mid: 100 lumens; 10 hours run-time
Low: 20 lumens; 48 hours run-time
Ultra Low: 1 lumen; 280 hours run-time
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: 1 lm / 20 lm / 100 lm / 210 lm / 460 lm / Strobe / SOS / Beacon
Luminous Flux: From 1 to 460 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XM-G2 R5 LED plus a secondary red LED
Reflector: Precision digital optics technology provides extreme reflector performance
Beam Range: 194 m
Batteries Required: 2 x CR123A lithium metal or 1 x 18650 lithium-ion
Run Time: Depends on battery type, see information above
Overall Length: 108 mm
Body and Head Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 59.5 grams
Colours Available: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Window Type: Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-scratch coating
Switch Type: Single operation side switch
In-Built Technology: Reverse polarity protection
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 EC21 torch x 1
Lanyard x 1
Holster x 1
Pocket clip x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Batteries (see options above)
Manual x 1