Nitecore EC23 is one of the latest products of Nitecore and released on August 8, 2017. It’s a high-performance compact LED flashlight with powerful 1800 lumen output which is great for work, outdoor fun or every use. As other Nitecore flashlights, it won’t disappoint you.

Quick Take:

  • Pros:
    • Compact but Durability
    • Price is acceptable
    • User-friendly UI
    • Lockout mode
    • With Strobe mode
    Cons:
    • Runtime is a bit short in max output
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    The EC23 is the latest Nitecore flashlight. Compact yet powerful, the EC23 emits scorching 1800 lumens output, powered by only one 18650 Li-ion battery. It's a great flashlight for outdoor or EDC.

    • Design
      8.9
    • Price
      8.8
    • Quality
      9.0
    • Usability
      9.0
    • Brightness
      9.0

Design

The Nitecore EC23 is a small and compact LED flashlight. Its body is designed with exquisite skid-resistant Diamond knurling which offers an extremely comfortable grip, and easy for one-handed operation. Built for durability, it features aero grade aluminum alloy with HAIII military grade hard-anodized finish that resists scratching and corrosion. The tail lanyard and tail stand capability for freeing your hands. In aspect of operation, the EC23 comes with a single side switch for controlling the 5 brightness levels and 3 special modes, making it easy to switch any mode. Moreover, there is a power indicator beneath the power switch for notifying the remaining battery level.
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Performance

With a CREE XHP35 HD E2 LED, integrated Crystal Coating Technology combined with “Precision Digital Optics Technology” for extreme reflector performance, its output comes with five outputs from 1 to 1800 lumens. It is powered by one 18650 battery to last for 330 hours in ultralow mode. It’s also compatible with 2 x CR123 or 2x RCR123 batteries. The Max beam intensity up to 16,200cd and beam distance up to 255 meters, which is enough for your daily use. As for light color, it is still sticking to cooler tints as most of Nitecore lights.
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The EC23 is available in 5 brightness levels (Ultra-low, Low, Medium, High, Turbo) and 3 special modes (Beacon, SOS, Strobe).

Brightness Output & Runtime:
FL1 StandardTurboHighMidLowUltralow
Output1800 lumens980 lumens300 lumens55 lumens1 lumen
1 x IMR 1865030min1h 15min4h 15min20h300h
1 x 1865030min1h 30min4h 45min22h330h
2x CR1231h3h 45min16h200h
Beam Distance255 m165 m87 m35 m5 m
Beam Intensity16200cd6800cd1900cd300cd7cd
Impact Resistance1.5 m
WaterproofIPX8, 2m submersible

 

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The EC23 has a build-in memory function, which allows a direct access to the previously used brightness level when the EC23 is reactivated. It also features a lockout mode to prevent accidental activation.

The Nitecore EC23 support IPX-8 rating of 2 meter submersible and Impact Resistance up to 1.5 meters.

Mode Operation

All brightness levels and modes are operated by an innovative single side button, which makes it easy to handle for users of any level, and especially convenient for casual everyday use.

On / Off

  • Turn on / off: press the side switch to turn on the light; press the side switch again to turn off the light.
  • Instant Ultralow: With the EC23 is switched off, press the switch for 0.5 second until the ultralow mode is displayed (1 lumen), release to maintain constant illumination.
  • Instant Turbo: With the EC23 is switched off, press the switch for 1.5 second until the Turbo mode is displayed (1800 lumens), release to maintain constant illumination. If one continuously holding down the switch, it will enter momentary Turbo.

Adjusting Brightness Levels
Within 3 seconds after the EC23 is switched on, press and hold the switch to cycle through brightness levels of Ultralow-Low-Medium-High-Turbo. To select a desired brightness level, simply release the switch when what level is displayed. This mode provides an intelligent memory function to ensure direct access to the previously used brightness level when the EC23 is reactivated.

Special Strobe/SOS mode and Location Beacon
Press the button for three times in quick succession in any state to enter Strobe mode. When in strobe mode, press the switch all the way down and hold for more than one second to cycle through SOS-Location Beacon-Strobe modes. To exit any of the special modes, simply press the button again. Memory is not available for special modes.

Specification

ItemSpecification
BrandNitecore
ModelEC23
Body ColorBlack
Body MaterialAerospace-grade Aluminum Alloy
Flashlight TypeHandheld
Emitters Quantity1
Luminous Flux1800Lm
Luminous Intensity16200cd
Color Temperature6500 – 7000K
Switch LocationSide Switch
Power SourceBattery
Battery Type1 x 18650 / 2 x CR123 / 2 x RCR123
Battery Included or NotNot
FeatureCompact, Side Switch, Waterproof
FunctionBike, Camping, EDC, Household Use, Hunting
Product weight0.0780 kg
Product size (L x W x H)12.87 x 2.54 x 2.54 cm / 5.07 x 1 x 1 inches
Package Contents1 x Flashlight, 1 x Lanyard, 1 x O-ring, 1 x English User Manual

Conclusion

The Nitecore EC23 is a high performance compact flashlight utilizing a CREE XHP35 HD E2 LED to emit a scorching 1800 lumens output. If you’re looking for the world’s most powerful compact LED flashlight, the EC23 might fit the bill. Click the button below for product details of pricing.

89%
89%
Awesome

The EC23 is the latest Nitecore flashlight. Compact yet powerful, the EC23 emits scorching 1800 lumens output, powered by only one 18650 Li-ion battery. It's a great flashlight for outdoor or EDC.

  • Design
    8.9
  • Price
    8.8
  • Quality
    9.0
  • Usability
    9.0
  • Brightness
    9.0
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