Forget about clunky flashlights and cumbersome searchlights. Thanks to advancement in LED technology and material engineering, 2,150 lumens now pretty much fits in the palm of your hand and NITECORE’s latest flagship flashlight, the EC4S, is one such advanced LED flashlight, and it is one heck of a looker too. The EC4S provides up to 2,150 lumens of shine with up to 280 meters (918 feet) of beam throw in a compact, ergonomic form factor measuring 5.9” (15 cm) long and tipping the scale at just 6.03 oz (171g, less batteries).
One of the secret behind EC4S super brightness is the quad-die Cree XLamp XHP50, which is twice as bright as XM-L2 while generating half the heat and energy loss. Couple that with a rugged, die-cast unibody shell which has a low thermal resistance and 30% larger cooling surface when compared to regular flashlights, the EC4S will be warm but never too hot to handle. Its streamlined and ergonomic body with a unique oblong-like cross section and sweat exuding double-side dimbles promotes comfortable grip and prevent it from slipping of the hand even when the going gets tough.
Other key features include an integrated micro-textured reflector for wide angle lighting, toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating and stainless steel retaining ring, flat tail stand-capable thumbscrew tail with integrated standard tripod connector, 5 brightness levels from ultralow 2 lumens to 2,150 lumens, 3 modes of operation (strobe, SOS and location beacon), up to 325 hours of runtime on 2 x 18650 batteries, direct access to ultra-low and turbo output, dual switch design with battery indicator, reverse polarity protection, IPX-8 rated for dust and water resistance (submersible up to 2m or 6.6 feet), impact resistant from up to 1.5 meters (about 4.9 feet) and finally, a 40mm head that’s compatible with a variety of accessories.
Want one? Well, then be prepared to plonk down $175 for one.