The Nitecore HC50 has now been updated to produce an output of 760 lumens of white light from it's Cree XM-L2 U2 LED.
As well as a main white LED the HC50 also offers a secondary red light output via the two side LEDs. Red light preserves your night vision and is useful for a range of tasks including astronomy, animal tracking and map reading.
The torch is turned on by fully pressing down the side switch. Once turned on, five brightness levels are available from the main white LED and are cycled through in the order of ultra-low, low, mid, high and turbo with half presses of the switch. While turned on, special modes can also be accessed with two quick full presses and then cycles through police warning, SOS and location beacon modes with half presses of the switch.
From off the red light is turned on by fully pressing and holding the switch for more than one second. Half presses will then change between red signal mode and red constant on mode.
The rugged unibody aluminium construction provides excellent cooling performance and a sturdy unit that is also lightweight. The HC50 is powered by two CR123A single use non-rechargeable batteries or one 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
Light housing provides 90° vertical movement
Direct access to red light mode
Ten rapidly switchable brightness modes to select from
Integrated red/green power indicator light displays remaining battery power (patented)
Power indicator secondary function displays battery voltage accurate to 0.1 V
Avanced temperature regulation to protect LED from overheating
Comfortable chafe-free and breathable nylon headband
Tail stand capability
Using 1 x Nitecore 18650 3400 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery:
Turbo: 760 lumens; 1 hour, 15 minutes run-time
High: 300 lumens; 3 hours, 30 minutes run-time
Med: 140 lumens; 7 hours, 30 minutes run-time
Low: 25 lumens; 55 hours run-time
Ultra Low: 1 lumen; 510 hours run-time
Red Light: 20 lumens
Using 2 x Nitecore CR123A lithium metal primary single-use batteries:
Turbo: 760 lumens; 45 minutes run-time
High: 300 lumens; 2 hours, 45 minutes run-time
Med: 140 lumens; 6 hours run-time
Low: 25 lumens; 26 hours run-time
Ultra Low: 1 lumen; 250 hours run-time
Red Light: 20 lumens
Advanced temperature regulation will dynamically adjust output based on the internal temperature of the torch to prevent damage to the LED.
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 LED head torch
Operating Modes: Ultra Low / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / Red modes / Signalling modes
Luminous Flux: Up to 760 lumens
Lamp Type: 1 x Cree XM-L2 U2 LED / 2 x red LEDs
Beam Range: 98 m
Beam angle: 100°
Batteries Required: 2 x CR123A lithium primary or 1 x 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable
Run Time: White: 400 hours on low / Red: 15 hours
Measurements: 86 x 32 mm
Weight: 130 grams (excluding batteries)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aircraft grade aluminium unibody construction
Body Finish: Type III hard anodised
Window Type: Glass, hardened and coated
Switch Type: 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 retail packaging and includes:
Nitecore HC50 head torch x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Manual x 1