The Nitecore NU32 rechargeable head torch is a revamped version of the popular NU30, now offering a higher lumen output of 550 lumens from the upgraded Cree XP-G3 S3 primary white LED, all in the same compact body.
As well as the primary LED, there are also two high colour rendering (CRI ≥ 90) side LEDs that provide 19 lumens output of white light with a warm and soft hot spot that resembles the profile of natural sunlight thus giving a sharp visual while also reducing eye strain, making it perfect for up close work such as reading. Above the CRI LEDs sit two red side LEDs that are useful for preserving night vision and activities such as night photography, 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 NU32 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.
The built-in red power indicator will be lit to show charging is in progress and it will turn green once charging is complete. A full charge will take approximately 3.5 hours.
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: 550 lumens; 1 hour run-time; 125 m beam range*
High: 190 lumens; 17 hours run-time; 77 m beam range
Mid: 33 lumens; 50 hours run-time; 25 m beam range
Low: 1 lumen; 330 hours run-time; 5 m beam range
CRI LEDs: 19 lumens; 25 hours run-time; 10 m beam range
Red LEDs: 9 lumens; 38 hours run-time; 7 m beam range
Flashing Red LEDs: 9 lumens; 45 hours run-time
SOS / Beacon: 550 lumens
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 550 lumens
Lamp Type: White Cree XP-G3 S3 LED x 1 / white CRI LED x 2 / red LED x 2
Beam Range: Up to 125 m
Beam angle: 100°
Batteries Required: Built-in 1800 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
Run Time: Up to 330 hours on low
Overall Length: 63 mm
Weight: 99.5 grams (including bracket and headband)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Durable polycarbonate materials
Switch Type: Dual push button
Impact Resistance: 1 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 NU32 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