Popular headlamp from the flashlight manufacturer Nitecore, with 1000 bright lumens emitted from a Cree XM-L2 U2 LED bulb, giving it a spot on our top 10 headlamps. The HC65 headlamp has multiple brightness settings and 4 special modes, which are: location beacon, SOS, strobe, and red caution light. The lamp runs on a rechargeable 18650 battery, or two disposable CR123A batteries. One 18650 3400 mAh Nitecore battery is included in the box, Nitecore batteries are one of the best batteries btw. Recharging is done by plugging the included USB charger into the headlamp, or you can use a battery charger if you have one. Since this lamp has removable batteries, you can bring spare ones on your longer hikes and trips. Disclaimer: LumenFreaks is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon
Video review of the Nitecore HC65 with demonstration
If you want to see how the headlamp works, along with some specifications, check out the video below. If you are just interested in seeing how it lights up in the dark, you can skip to 13:00 and watch from there. Even at the low settings, it lights up well, and the 1000 lumens output is just crazy for something that small
Nitecore HC65 summary with price and store page link
Small but super bright headlamp with the ability to replace the battery with spare ones, making it a good choice as a lamp to bring on longer hikes or camping trips, or use it as a work light in dark locations. The 3 highest brightness settings are 280 lumens, 550 lumens, and a maximum of 1000 lumens. For hiking, you will find that the 550 lumens output mode that lasts 2:45 hours is way more than enough. If you want to run it on max, you got 1 hour of crazy bright light. Very popular lamp from a trusted manufacturer of quality light sources, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 from well over 100 buyers. The price won’t break your bank either
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