The Nitecore EC23 utilises a Cree XHP-35 HD E2 LED and has a maximum output of 1800 lumens, which is super powerful relative to its size.
For a torch of this size to reach maximum output it requires a 18650 lithium-ion battery with a high discharge current of 8 A or higher, or a IMR18650 lithium-ion battery. Protected 18650 batteries with a discharge current less than 8 A are not compatible with this torch. Two CR123A non rechargeable batteries or two RCR123 lithium-ion rechargeable batteries can be used with the EC23 but cannot access the turbo output.
Five brightness levels as well as three special modes are available. A single press will turn the light on/off, holding the button from off for 0.5 will instantly access ultra low and a long 1.5 press and release from off will instantly access constant turbo or inf you continue to hold the button down longer it will enter momentary turbo and the light will go off when you release the button.
With the light on, hold the push button down within 3 seconds to cycle through ultra-low, low, mid, high, turbo and release the button at your desired output. The light will remember the previously used brightness levels.
To access the special modes quickly triple press the button in any state. Press and hold the button for more than 1 second to cycle through SOS, beacon, strobe and a single press will exit this mode. The special modes cannot be memorised.
A blue LED battery power indicator is built into the switch and it will flash to show battery voltage each time the battery is inserted. When power levels reach 50% the light will blink once every two seconds to notify you and then it will blink quickly when power levels are low.
Integrated power indicator display remaining power and battery voltage
High efficiency constant current circuit
Reverse polarity protection
Optics lens with anti-reflective coating
Tail stand capability
Advanced temperature regulation to prevent overheating
Using 1 x Nitecore NL1835HP 18650 3500 mAh battery:
Turbo: 1800 lumens; 30 minutes run-time; 255 m beam range*
High: 980 lumens; 1 hour, 30 minutes run-time; 165 m beam range*
Mid: 300 lumens; 4 hours, 45 minutes run-time; 87 m beam range
Low: 55 lumens; 22 hours run-time; 35 m beam range
Ultra Low: 1 lumen; 330 hours run-time; 5 m beam range
Using 2 x Nitecore CR123A 1700 mAh batteries:
High: 980 lumens; 1 hour run-time; 165 m beam range*
Mid: 300 lumens; 3 hours, 45 minutes run-time; 87 m beam range
Low: 55 lumens; 16 hours run-time; 35 m beam range
Ultra Low: 1 lumen; 200 hours run-time; 5 m beam range
Note: *Turbo and high run-times are calculated based on a theoretical arithmetic due to the ATR.
Tested to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards in laboratory conditions. End user results may vary due to battery type, individual usage habits and environmental conditions.
Important Battery and Battery Charger Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are not rechargeable and the turbo mode cannot be accessed when using this battery type.
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. The turbo brightness cannot be accessed when using RCR123 lithium-ion batteries. Only high drain protected 18650 lithium-ion batteries that are ≥ 8 A (such as Nitecore NL1835HP) or IMR18650 lithium-ion batteries will access the turbo brightness. 18650 lithium-ion batteries with a discharge current less than 8 A are NOT compatible with this torch.
Please click on the Product Accessories tab above to view compatible batteries and battery chargers.
Type: Professional hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: Ultr-low / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / Strobe / SOS / Beacon
Luminous Flux: Up to 1800 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XHP-35 HD E2 LED
Beam Range: Up to 255 m
Batteries Required: See battery information above
Run Time: Depends on battery type, see information above
Overall Length: 125.7 mm
Body and Head Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 78 grams
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Switch Type: Side push button
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 EC23 torch x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Manual x 1