Nitecore Concept 1 Flashlight
Retail Price $194.95
The Concept 1, or C1, is the first and only light in the new Concept line from Nitecore. The Concept Series is the flagship product series of Nitecore flashlights. It combines the revolutionary performance with innovative design, intending to make a breakthrough in current illumination industry and bring a brand new illumination experience to users. The Concept Series raises the bar on size to performance ratio in flashlight design.
For the LED part, the Concept 1 utilizing a CREE XHP35 HD LED, it packs brightness as high as 1800 lumens with increased intensity.
There are two operating modes in the Concept1. The two modes are ‘general’ and ‘tactical’. In general mode you have instant access to TURBO, whether the light is on or off. In tactical mode you have instant access to STROBE, and the option of using SOS and beacon as well. To change modes, turn the light off and loosen the tail cap and then hold down the button as you tighten the tail cap again. A single blink will indicate general mode and two blinks will indicate tactical mode.
The concept 1 integrated with Advanced Temperature Regulation module to regulate its output and adapt to the ambient environment, maintaining stable performance, extending lifespan. The Concept 1 powered by one 18650 battery, making the max runtime up to 300 hours. 18650 Lithium-ion battery offers higher energy density, energy stage performance and longer runtime than AA batteries. In addition, Concept 1 is compatible with two CR123 batteries.
On the other hand, the Concept 1 is using AR coated glass and an SMO reflector with a XHP35 HD E2 LED, this system Nitecore calls PDOT (precision digital optics technology) they use it on most of there lights. The lens is called crystal coating technology that is some fancy lingo for a fairly standard setup. At best the lens could have a better specification AR coating which will help with scratch resistance and light penetration.
Particularly worth mentioning, is the LED doubles as a power indicator to inform battery levels anywhere anytime. When power is off, every time the battery is inserted, the light will report battery voltage.
Five Brightness Levels:
Three Special Modes:
|Product Weight (KG)||0.0619|