The Nitecore NU30 is a rechargeable head torch that is available in a choice of three colours and provides a maximum output of 400 lumens from a Cree XP-G2 S3 LED.
As well as the primary LED, there are also two white side CRI LEDs that provide 35 lumens of wide flood light with no central 'hot spot' which is great for up close work. Above the CRI LEDs sit two red side LEDs that are useful for preserving night vision and activities such as night reading, astronomy and wildlife observation.
The main LED features smooth reflector provides a long reaching central spot of light surrounded by wide flood lighting that provides a 100° angle of illumination for excellent peripheral vision. Additionally the head torch has a hinged bracket, allowing the light to be tilted and adjusted within a 60° angle.
Four brightness levels as well as two special modes are available from the central LED. Single presses of the right hand power push button on the top of the head torch will cycle through low, mid, high and off. If in any mode for over 3 seconds, the next press will turn the light off. Turbo is accessed by holding the power button for 1 second while the light is on. After 30 seconds the turbo setting will revert back to the previous setting to prevent overheating.
The side white CRI LEDs are activated by holding the power button for 1 second while the light is off. Holding the button for 3 seconds will activate the special modes of SOS or location beacon. The red side LEDs are operated with the left hand R push button and single presses will cycle through red light, red flash and off.
The NU30 has an integrated 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery, rated at 6.66 Wh and equivalent to nine AAA batteries, that is charged via the micro-USB charging port. Reveal the port by lifting the dust cover on the side of the torch and then simply plug the included micro USB cable into the charging port and the other end into a computer/laptop or a suitable USB adaptor.
Featuring a unique design function, the NU30 remains fully functional while charging, so that you have access to light should you need it in an emergency. A built in power indicator light in the button flashes to show the remaining battery power when you press and hold the R button for one second while the torch is off.
Lockout mode to prevent accidental activation
Light housing provides 60° vertical movement
Built-in power indicator reports remaining battery power
Wide angle 100° beam
USB rechargeable with included cable
Comfortable chafe-free and breathable nylon headband
Constant voltage circuit proves consistent output
Turbo: 400 lumens; 1 hour, 15 minutes run-time*
High: 180 lumens; 22 hours run-time
Mid: 36 lumens; 25 hours, 15 minutes run-time
Low: 1 lumen; 330 hours run-time
CRI LEDs: 35 lumens; 12 hours run-time
Red LEDs: 19 lumens; 13 hours run-time
Note: *Turbo mode will revert back to the previous setting after 30 seconds due to the overheat protection, therefore this is an accumulative run-time.
Tested to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards with the integrated battery fully charged in laboratory conditions. End user results may vary due to individual usage habits and environmental conditions.
Type: Professional LED head torch
Operating Modes: Low / Mid / High / Turbo / SOS / Beacon / CRI / Red / Red Flash
Luminous Flux: Up to 400 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XP-G2 S3 LED
Beam Range: Up to 121 m
Beam angle: 100°
Batteries Required: Built-in 1800 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
Run Time: Up to 330 hours on low
Overall Length: 62 mm
Weight: 85 grams
Body Colours Available: Black, desert tan, army green
Body Material: Durable polycarbonate materials
Switch Type: Dual push button
Impact Resistance: 1.5 m
Environmental: Water and dust resistant to IP67 standard
Warranty: 1 year
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Nitecore NU30 head torch x 1
Built-in 1800 mAh 3.7 V lithium-ion battery x 1
Micro-USB charging cable x 1
Manual x 1