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Nitecore HC30 1000 Lumen L-Shaped Headlamp & EDC Flashlight
Nitecore HC30 Super Bright Compact LED Headlamp - 1000 Lumen

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Price: $54.95

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Product Code: FL-NITE-HC30

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Equipped with a Cree XM-L2 U2 LED and rated at 1000 lumens, the Nitecore HC30 is a bright yet lightweight headlamp. It can reaches as far as 177 yards in distance while still offering 100 degrees of beam illumination to enable full visibility of surroundings. It is ruggedly built and adjustable with five brightness outputs and three special modes. You can swivel 90 degree upward or downward or detach it from the nylon headband to carry. It is perfect for hiking, climbing, camping, and general outdoor recreation. This is one powerful, compact yet versatile headlamp / flashlight you want to own.

  • LED: CREE XM-L2 U2
  • Battery Run Time (18650)
    • Turbo: 1000 lumens, 1 hour
    • High: 400 lumens, 3 hours 30 minutes
    • Mid: 210 lumens, 7 hours 15 minutes
    • Low: 70 lumens, 15 hours 15 minutes
    • Ultralow: 1 lumen, 330 hours
    • Strobe: 1000 lumens
    • SOS: 1000 lumens
    • Beacon: 1000 lumens
  • Supported Battery: 1 x 18650, 2 x CR123A
  • Maximum Beam Distance: 177 yards / 162 meters
  • Maximum Beam Intensity: 6600 cd
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 3.86 inches
    • Diameter: .95 inches
  • Weight: 1.42 ounces (40.3 grams) (without battery)
  • Waterproof: IPX-8 standard (submersible up to 2 meters)


  • Detachable light fits in the headlamp or in your pocket
  • Wide-angle lighting offers up to 100 degrees of illumination
  • Light has the ability to swivel up and down 90 degrees
  • Adjustable nylon headbands fits snugly and comfortably
  • Special head switch for quick operation with one hand
  • Compact full-metal body provides incomparable portability
  • Direct access to turbo mode
  • Impact resistant to 1.5 meters
  • Tail-stand capability
  • Integrated "Precision Digital Optics Technology" provides extreme reflector performance
  • Featuring advanced temperature regulation technology to dynamically adjust output performance based on its internal temperature
  • Reverse polarity protection prevents damage from incorrectly inserted batteries
  • Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
  • Constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum alloy
  • Robust HAIII military grade hard-anodized

Package Contents: Nitecore HC30 Headlamp with head strap, switch cover, spare o-ring, clip

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Nitecore Bracket for H Series Headlamps (HC30, HC33, HC35, HC60, or HC65)
Price: $5.99

Nitecore HC60 Bracket
Nitecore Headband for H Series Headlamps (HC30, HC33, HC50, HC60. HC65, HC90, HC35)
Price: $8.95

Nitecore HC60 Headband

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great caving headlamp! June 5, 2023
Reviewer: John from Kentucky, USA  
I typically run this on the low (70 lumen) or medium (210 lumen) settings while exploring caves in Kentucky. Intelligently toggling between these settings allows me to easily use this light for 10+ hours. If I need more power than that, it's easy to swap a battery even in the relatively hostile cave environment that has high humidity and mud.

For $55 for the light and less than $70 for three batteries this is also a great value in lights.

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5 of 5 October 30, 2022
Reviewer: Michael Luskin from Ludington, MI United States  

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5 of 5 OMG!!!! November 29, 2021
Reviewer: Michael BMroyer from White Stone, VA United States  
I think I am in love.  Have had two Black Diamond headlamps fail in the last 4 years.  I will be a NiteCore fan for life!!

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5 of 5 Small, Powerful, Lightweight, Good Quality. October 23, 2021
Reviewer: Nock from Pacific Northwest  

Super bright, I found the 1000 lumen (turbo setting) is like the lighting in a typical bedroom.

Its small but not too small, I can fit in into my MOLLE straps on my bag, strap on shirt, attach to camera strap, it's very portable.

Its robust, I can’t own nice things.

No need for carrying a charger, *IF you get it w/NL1834R (3400mAh), Why? Because it has an integrated micro USB charging port builtin. Can use cable from Camera charger to charge.  


Diffuser included but has a plastic ring clip that fouls on the metal belt clip when both used together. Modified to fit but doesn’t stay secured.

No magnetic base offered at purchase time.

You can't remove the camera mount from the headstrap, if you want a more secure mount to belt clip. Nitecore sell a replacement camera mount with out headstrap, will see how that goes.

No GoPro and or 1/4 Camera mount available.

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5 of 5 PURCHASING PRODUCTS August 30, 2021
Reviewer: UDANA BUTLER from Nederland, TEXASTX United States  

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