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Nitecore HC65 USB Rechargeable LED Headlamp

BH #NIHC65 • MFR #HC65
Nitecore
Nitecore HC65 USB Rechargeable LED Headlamp
Key Features
  • 1 / 80 / 280 /550 / 1000-Lumen
  • One Cree XP-G2 S3 White LED
  • Red & Auxiliary (High-CRI) White Lights
  • SOS/Location Beacon/Flashing Red Modes
Offering five brightness levels of white light, a red and auxiliary white light, and SOS, beacon and strobe modes, Nitecore's HC65 USB-Rechargeable LED Headlamp is a versatile and powerful illumination tool. Its main emitter is a Cree XP-G2 S3 LED with a maximum output of 1000 lumens and a maximum runtime on low power of 800 hours. It also has a second, 26-lumen white light with a high Color Rendition Index for tasks like reading that don't need as much candlepower, and a red light that preserves night-acclimated vision for night photography, astronomy or wildlife observation. The main light shines in a wide 100° cone, and the lamp can be tilted 180° to put the beam right where you need it. The lighting program features ultra-low, low, medium, high, and turbo white; auxiliary white; steady and flashing red; and 1000-lumen white SOS, beacon and strobe modes.
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Nitecore HC65 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Light Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction

Offering five brightness levels of white light, a red and auxiliary white light, and SOS, beacon and strobe modes, Nitecore's HC65 USB-Rechargeable LED Headlamp is a versatile and powerful illumination tool. Its main emitter is a Cree XP-G2 S3 LED with a maximum output of 1000 lumens and a maximum runtime on low power of 800 hours. It also has a second, 26-lumen white light with a high Color Rendition Index for tasks like reading that don't need as much candlepower, and a red light that preserves night-acclimated vision for night photography, astronomy or wildlife observation. The main light shines in a wide 100° cone, and the lamp can be tilted 180° to put the beam right where you need it. The lighting program features ultra-low, low, medium, high, and turbo white; auxiliary white; steady and flashing red; and 1000-lumen white SOS, beacon and strobe modes.

The hard-anodized aluminum housing is IPX8-rated waterproof and submersible to 6.6' and impact-resistant to 5'. A protective cap keeps moisture and dirt of the intelligent micro-USB charging port. The Precision Digital Optics Technology reflector produces a smooth, even beam, and Advanced Temperature Regulation technology offers safety and comfort. Along with a rechargeable 18650 battery, the light can also run on two non-rechargeable CR-123 batteries if need be. A built-in indicator shows how much power is left in your battery to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Light Performance

  • Cree XM-L2 U2
  • 1/80/280/550/1000 lumens
  • 11-lumen red light
  • 26-lumen high-CRI light mimics morning sunlight for accurate colors and low eye-strain
  • PDOT reflector for smooth, even beam

Use and Handling

  • Wide 100° flood cone of light
  • Constant-on, SOS, location beacon, strobe, flashing red
  • Status indicator
  • Runtime: 1 to 800 hours
  • 180° adjustable lamp tilt

Construction

  • Aluminum housing
  • Constant circuit (not pulse width modulation) for flicker-free performance
  • Advanced Temperature regulation technology
  • Intelligent micro-USB charging port
  • Single push-button
  • IPX8-rated waterproof, submersible to 6.6'
  • Impact-resistant to 5' drops

Nitecore HC65 Specs

General
Lumen OutputHigh: 550 Lumens 
Medium: 280 Lumens 
Low: 80 Lumens 
Turbo: 1000 Lumens 
Minimum: 1 Lumen 
Red: 11 Lumens 
White: 26 Lumens 
Illumination Source1 x LED
Beam Angle100°
Estimated RuntimeHigh: 2.8 Hours 
Medium: 4.8 Hours 
Low: 16 Hours 
Minimum: 800 Hours 
Red: 20 Hours 
Strobe (Red): 32 Hours 
White: 25 Hours 
Battery Type1 x 18650
Internal Battery Capacity3400 mAh
Charging Time7 Hours
Physical
Water ResistanceWaterproof to 6.6' / 2 m, IPX8
Impact ResistanceYes, 4.9' / 1.5 m
DimensionsW: 3.3 x H: 0.7" / W: 8.4 x H: 1.8 cm
Weight2.2 oz / 63 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.15 x 4 x 2.15"

Nitecore HC65 Reviews

Great light

By James D
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-08

I got this for the red light, to use at astronomy star parties. I have not been to one yet, but I'm really impressed with the white light for other uses. Looking forward to trying it out at night.

Perfect!

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-30

Very bright to very dim, easy to operate and extremely comfortable and easy to adjust to my head.

Brighter than I thought

By Philip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-20

I bought it for the integral red light thinking that 550 lumens would not even compare to my MsForce (Amazon) 10,000 (or whatever) lumen multi-LED dual 18650 battery headlamp. Wrong. It is actually brighter and better. I walk the dog in the suburbs (no street lamps) at night and I can see more safely on the 550 lumen setting than all LED’s ON with the MsForce. Much lighter. Not a huge deal for me since I am walking, but would be a big deal for a runner or some active sport.

very good headlamp

By Keith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-28

Works well as advertised, A little on the heavy side but lots of brightlight at 1000 lumens. Hard to beat nitecore products.

Great LED HeadLamp - built like a TANK

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-12

This is a very well built LED HeadLamp that functions as expected. Contrary to other reviews, the controls for using the light are not that difficult to learn - I would rather use fewer/multipurpose buttons then having multiple buttons in any case. The lights themselves are as described - with the brightest setting being very very bright and uniform. This is a very good product that performs well and is solidly built - and it includes an advanced rechargeable battery as well!

Excellent

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-13

Excellent

Very Bright Light

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-13

I bought two - one for me and one for my wife. Spouse uses it for walking. I use mine for reading at night, and will use it for night time fly fishing and other uses. The lights are extremely bright and serve our purposes quite well. The batteries are rechargeable and take a while to fully recharge. My only complaint is that the directions that came with it were so small that I had to use a magnifying glass to read them - and they were not great directions so I had to experiment to figure out how to use the different light modes.

Very powerful light!

By Sevan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-19

Definitely brighter than I thought it would be.

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