The Nitecore HC65 is a rechargeable head torch with three separate light sources:
1) Main white light comes from the Cree XM-L2 U2 LED with a maximum output of 1000 lumens and a range of up to 110 meters. Ideal for users who require a long range powerful beam. 100 degree beam angle. Constant circuit prevents any flickering (non-PWM).
2) In addition to the main light there is an auxiliary high CRI >90 LED that is suitable for short range illumination such as reading or use inside a tent. This LED is also good for use in emergency situations as it will not use very much battery power (over 24 hours runtime!). High CRI lighting resembles morning sunlight and produces accurate colour rendition.
3) The third lighting source comes in the form of a low level red light at 11 lumens with 20 hour runtime. Red light does not degrade adapted night vision like white light and is also useful for night photography.
Brightness, Runtimes and Range
Main White LED
Turbo: 1000 lumens - 1 hour runtime - 110 meter range (will lower brightness to protect from overheating)
High: 550 lumens - 2 hour 45minute runtime - 78 meter range
Mid: 280 lumens - 4 hour 45 minute runtime - 56 meter range
Low: 80 lumens - 16 hour runtime - 29 meter range
Ultra Low: 1 lumen - 800 hour runtime - 3.6 meter range
High CRI LED
26 lumens - 25 hour runtime - 6.6 meter range
11 lumens - 15 hour runtime
The HC65 charges via an intelligent Micro-USB charging circuit, which automatically terminates upon charge completion and is covered by a protective cap to keep dirt and water out. Includes 1 x Nitecore 3400mAh 18650 battery that charges inside the light. In addition to 18650 Li-ion batteries the HC65 can be powered by single use CR123A cells.
The head of the HC65 is constructed from aero-grade aluminium alloy with HAIII military grade hard anodising. The full metal housing allows for efficient heat dissipation to prolong the life of the LED.
Operation is simple via a single side switch to access all brightness levels and special flashing modes.
Advanced Temperature Regulation (ATR) module regulates output and adapts to the ambient environment, maintaining optimal performance at all times.
Waterproof to IPX8 (2 meter submersible) and impact resistant to drops from 1.5 meters.
Includes: 1 x 3400mAh 18650 battery, headband, micro USB charging lead, spare o-rings.
17/07/2019 - Mr SARNEY, Lancaster
Needed a new head torch to replace my emergency one which was over 10 years old. The new technology in the HC65 vs the old one is very welcome. I walk regularly in the mountains and do a lot of 4x4 camping in Africa. This is the pefect head torch for safety / emergency and for night time wild life spotting. It complements our Nitecore EA41 flashlights which we have used many times home and abroad in remote areas. Will probably order a second HC65 for my wife. Well worth the money for a quality product.