Nitecore just can't stop and won't stop. New to the Explorer series is the EC20, which is a highly portable and powerful LED flashlight. The EC20's compact size is perfect for every-day-carry and has been ergonomically designed for one-handed operation. Measuring in at 5" long and weighing only 76 grams, the EC20 is a pleasure to hold. Constructed from aero-grade aluminum alloy with a military grade hard-anodized finish, the durable EC20 will stand up to many impacts and wear and tear. Stand this bad boy on its tail for reading while camping or bust out the strobe and high mode when you are out on duty or in a hostile situation. Either way, the EC20 is the perfect, compact, and powerful light to get just about any job done.
The EC20 features the latest CREE XM-L2 (T6) LED, which can crank out an extremely bright960 lumens, while in High mode. You are able to squeeze out a maximum of 520 hours of run time, while in Moonlight mode. The four different brightness levels, as well as the three different flashing modes can be accessed via the intuitive side switch, which can easily be done with one hand. Speaking of brightness levels, the EC20 is equipped with a high-efficiency regulation circuit that will not dim down and provide a constant output. A memory function allows you to return to the most recent output before you turned it off, so there are no surprises, while out in the field.
Powering the EC20 are either two CR123A batteries or a single 18650 battery. Maintaining battery life is a breeze, as the EC20 features an integrated power indicator in the side switch that will flash in different patterns. When power levels reach 50%, side switch will flash once every two seconds. When power levels are low, the side switch will blink quicker. Each time the batteries are inserted, the side switch will blink to indicate battery voltage. Reverse polarity protection ensures safety against improperly inserting batteries in the EC20. The EC20 is IPX-8 waterproof, meaning that it can be submersed under water up to 2 meters with no problem. The next time it rains while you're out or you accidentally drop the light in a puddle, no need to worry.