Nitecore Explorer EA42 Compact LED Searchlight

Nitecore Explorer EA42 Compact LED Searchlight

Nitecore Explorer EA42 Compact LED Searchlight

B&H # NIEA42 MFR # EA42
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Product Highlights

  • 1/55/300/850/1800 Lumens
  • Cree XHP35 HD LED
  • Strobe, SOS, Flashing Beacon Modes
  • Dual Side Switch / Direct Strobe Access
  • IPX8 Waterproof Rating, Impact Resistant
  • Aluminum Housing, Type III Hard Coat
  • Glass Lens with Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Integrated Power Level Indicator
  • Powered by Four AA Batteries
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Nitecore EA42 overview

  • 1Description

Powered by widely available AA batteries and small enough to fit comfortably in a glove box, the Nitecore Explorer EA42 Compact LED Searchlight offers the output and operating features normally found on bigger lights with premium cells. Five brightness levels with a maximum of 1800 lumens and a runtime as long as 280 hours make the EA42 a good choice for a wide range of professional, recreational and home uses. There's also a flashing beacon, an SOS signal, and a disorienting self-defense strobe.

Complementing the compact form factor and multiple output modes, the Explorer flashlight is equipped with a range of construction features that make it both durable and easy to handle, including a hard anodized aluminum head and a flat-sided, anti-roll polycarbonate handle with fat knurling for a secure and comfortable grip. The light's dual side-mounted push-button switches make it easy to control brightness levels, flashing modes and the lockout function, which prevents accidental activation. The light is rated IPX8 water resistant, is submersible to 6.6', and impact resistant to 3.3'.

Light Performance
  • Ultralow: 1 lumen (280-hour runtime)
  • Low: 55 lumens (20-hour runtime)
  • Medium: 300 lumens (4-hour 45-minute runtime)
  • High: 850 lumens (1-hour 45-minute runtime)
  • Turbo: 1800 lumens (30-minute runtime)
  • Turbo mode may be inaccessible when using alkaline batteries
  • Strobe, SOS Signal, Flashing Beacon modes
  • Precision Digital Optics Technology reflector
  • Dual switch design for activation and mode selection
  • On/Off switch for power, Mode switch for output and flash
  • Press and hold On/Off for direct access to Ultralow
  • Press and hold Mode switch for instant access to Turbo
  • Integrated power indicator light displays remaining battery power
  • Memory circuit returns the light to previously used output
Construction Details
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries
  • Aluminum head with type III hard anodized finish
  • Polycarbonate handle with thick knurling
  • Mineral glass lens with anti-reflective coating
  • IPX8 waterproof compliant
  • Impact resistant to 3.3'
  • Advanced Temperature Regulation circuitry
  • Weight: 4.5 oz
In the Box
Nitecore Explorer EA42 Compact LED Searchlight
  • Holster
  • Lanyard
  • Spare O-Ring
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Nitecore EA42 specs

    Lumen Output High: 850 Lumens 
    Medium: 300 Lumens 
    Low: 55 Lumens 
    Turbo: 1800 Lumens 
    Minimum: 1 Lumen 
    Illumination Source 1 x LED
    Estimated Runtime High: 1.8 Hours 
    Medium: 4.8 Hours 
    Low: 20 Hours 
    Turbo: 0.5 Hour 
    Minimum: 280 Hours 
    Battery Type 4 x AA
    Lens Material Polycarbonate
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Water Resistance Waterproof, IPX8
    Impact Resistance Yes, 3.3' / 1.0 m
    Bezel Diameter 1.6" / 4.0 cm
    Dimensions L: 6.6" / L: 16.8 cm
    Weight 4.5 oz / 128 g (Without Batteries)

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