The Nitecore HC70 is a rechargeable head torch that is designed for caving and provides a maximum output of 1000 lumens from a Cree XM-L2 U2 LED.
The wide 90° angle beam, high lumen output, IPX7 waterproof rating and lightweight die cast body are all features that make this head torch great for caving as you want to have a wide area of illumination so you can easily find your way on the uneven ground and also have a unit that can withstand the damp conditions or even accidentally being dropped into water. The HC70 is also good for climbing, camping, mountain climbing, map reading or for mechanics who need their hands free and a wide area of light.
The headlamp sits on the front of the headband while the all metal battery case can be either fastened to the back of the head band or fastened onto a belt using the built-in clip on the back of the case. The resilient nylon cord connected to the head lamp unit has a Standard USB on the end that plugs into the headlamp designated USB port on included battery case (high and turbo cannot be accessed if it is plugged into the general USB port), or it can also be plugged into another power source such as a power bank.
Two 18650 lithium-ion batteries (not included) power the head torch and sit inside the separate battery case. To open the battery case first remove the battery cap key and then insert it into the tail cap screw and turn anti-clockwise. The battery case features a micro USB port to charge the batteries inside the case using a micro USB cable (not included) or another power source such as a solar panel and two standard USB ports so that the battery pack can be used as a power bank to charge two external devices at once.
Three power indicator LEDs on the battery pack display the battery status. Three blinking indicates full power, two blinking indicates 70% power and one blinking indicates 35% power.
Five brightness levels as well as three special modes are available. The battery pack needs to be turned on for the light to work, once this is done hold down the push button to turn the light on and off. A single press from off will instantly access ultra low and a long 1.5 press and release from off will instantly access turbo. With the light on, single press the push button to cycle through ultra-low, low, mid, high and turbo. The light will remember the previously used brightness levels.
To access the special modes quickly double press the button while the light is off. Single press will then cycle through SOS, beacon and caution light. The special modes cannot be memorised.
The advanced temperature regulation allows the HC70 to regulate its output and adapt to the ambient environment, maintaining optimal performance.
Battery pack can be used as a powerbank
Built-in power indicator reports remaining battery power
Wide angle 90° beam
Comfortable chafe-free and breathable nylon headband
Optic lens with anti-reflective coating
Turbo: 1000 lumens; 2 hour, 15 minutes run-time*
High: 550 lumens; 4 hours run-time*
Mid: 246 lumens; 10 hours run-time
Low: 65 lumen; 30 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 220 hours run-time
Note: *Turbo and high run-times are calculated based on a theoretical arithmetic due to the ATR.
Tested to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards using two fully charged Nitecore 3400 mAh 18650 batteries in laboratory conditions. End user results may vary due to battery type, individual usage habits and environmental conditions.
Important Battery Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are NOT compatible with this torch.
Rechargeable Cells - If you do not already have compatible lithium-ion rechargeable batteries you can select them from the battery options at the top of the page.
Please click on the Product Accessories tab above to view compatible accessories.
Type: Professional LED head torch
Operating Modes: Ulte-low / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / SOS / Beacon / Caution Light
Lamp Type: Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
Beam Range: Up to 182 m
Beam angle: 90°
Batteries Required: 2 x 18650 lithium-ion batteries
Run Time: Up to 220 hours on ultra-low
Head Lamp Dimensions: 64 x 36 x 56 mm
Battery Case Dimensions: 110.2 x 48.5 x 28 mm
Weight: 97.9 g (head lamp) / 176.7 g (battery case without batteries)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aero-grade aluminium alloy
Switch Type: Single push button
Impact Resistance: 1.5 m
Environmental: Water and dust resistant to IP67 standard
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Nitecore HC70 head torch x 1
Battery case x 1
Headband x 1
Cable clip x 2
Manual x 1