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Nitecore HC50 Headlamp


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  • High-quality Cree XM-L2 (T6) LED outputs 565 lumens and throws light up to 85m on high; choose from 5 brightness levels
  • Optimized wide-beam optics are designed for outdoor use and provide up to 100° of coverage to illuminate everything in your field of vision
  • Light housing provides 90° vertical movement to eliminate illumination dead zones
  • Direct access to red light mode with a runtime of up to 145 hrs.; red LEDs are ideal for use when you don't want to impact your natural night vision
  • Powered by a single 18650 lithium-ion battery (sold separately) that combines with the high-efficiency circuit to provide up to 400 hrs. of runtime on low
  • Also compatible with 2 CR123 batteries (not included); integrated red/green power-indicator light displays the remaining battery power
  • High-efficiency regulation circuit provides unwavering output
  • Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass has an anti-reflective coating
  • Nitecore HC50 Headlamp features a user-friendly single-button 2-stage switch
  • Body is constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum alloy for excellent durability; headband is chafe-free and breathable nylon
  • IPX8 water-resistance rating allows submersion down to 2m; impact-resistant to 1.5m


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Best use Hiking, Camping, Backpacking
Bulb type LED
Bulb detail High-output LED / 2 red LEDs
Red light mode Yes
Beam type Flood
Max light output (lumens) 565 lumens
Light output High: 565 / low: 1 lumens
Max beam distance (m) 85 meters
Beam distance High: 85 meters
Brightness levels 5
Strobes None
Average run time High: 1 hr. 15 min. / low: 400 hrs.
Regulated output Yes
Rechargeable No
Batteries 18650 lithium or 2 CR123
Material(s) Aluminum
Dimensions 1.25 x 3.4 inches
Water-resistance rating IPX8
Weight with batteries 4.6 ounces

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