Nitecore HC65 USB Rechargeable LED Headlamp

Nitecore HC65 USB Rechargeable LED Headlamp

Nitecore HC65 USB Rechargeable LED Headlamp

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Product Highlights

  • 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
  • 100° Light Cone/Lamp Tilts 180°
  • Side Switch
  • Power Indicator
  • Micro-USB Charging Port
  • PDOT Reflector
  • IPX8 Waterproof/Submersible
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Nitecore HC65 overview

  • 1Description

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
  • 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
In the Box
Nitecore HC65 USB Rechargeable LED Headlamp
  • USB Cable
  • 18650 Battery
  • Spare O-Ring
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nitecore HC65 specs

    Lumen Output High: 550 Lumens 
    Medium: 280 Lumens 
    Low: 80 Lumens 
    Turbo: 1000 Lumens 
    Minimum: 1 Lumen 
    Red: 11 Lumens 
    White: 26 Lumens 
    Illumination Source 1 x LED
    Beam Angle 100°
    Estimated Runtime High: 2.8 Hours 
    Medium: 4.8 Hours 
    Low: 16 Hours 
    Minimum: 800 Hours 
    Red: 20 Hours 
    Strobe (Red): 32 Hours 
    White: 25 Hours 
    Battery Type 1 x 18650
    Internal Battery Capacity 3400 mAh
    Charging Time 7 Hours
    Water Resistance Waterproof to 6.6' / 2 m, IPX8
    Impact Resistance Yes, 4.9' / 1.5 m
    Dimensions W: 3.3 x H: 0.7" / W: 8.4 x H: 1.8 cm
    Weight 2.2 oz / 63 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.15 x 4.0 x 2.15"

    Nitecore HC65 reviews

    HC65 USB Rechargeable LED Headlamp is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its almost too much light, LOL! Right before I was going on a camping trip, I had lost my headlamp. I needed something quick, so i went to a local store to do some shopping. Adjustable brightness of the main light, a red low intensity light, and durability, and water resistance were all high on the list of features needed. The HC65 most certainly has these features. I charged it the night before I went on the camping trip and never needed to recharge it for the duration of the trip. I used it extensively at camp and in caves generally on the low setting (80lum) and the medium setting (280lum). The turbo setting (1000lum) is almost too much for most applications but if you need to light something up a whole bunch, that power is there. It is quite comfortable on your head. the red light (11lum) is quite rich in color and is bright enough to illuminate a trail about 10ft in front of you. So, you can keep your night vision and still have some illumination in front of you. It is a bit expansive, but this in every category is much better that the head lamp you would by from walmart.
    Date published: 2018-10-30
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