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Nitecore NU05 Rechargeable LED Safety Light, with Red Light
Nitecore NU05 Red & White LED USB Rechargeable Headlamp & Caution Light

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Price: $14.95

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Product Code: FL-NITE-NU05

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Simple Edition

Discontinued and replaced by NU05 V2 here.

Nitecore NU05 Headlamp Mate & Safety Light

Stay safe at night with the Nitecore NU05 headlamp mate! This safety and emergency light features 2x red and 2x white LEDs making it a perfect match for bicycling, walking, running, pets, children, backpacking and more. Using the single button interface, users can select from five different outputs including:

  • Steady white (35 lumens) - Ideal for emergency backup light
  • Red - slow blinking (4 lumens) - Ideal for hiking, trail leading
  • Red - fast blinking (4 lumens) - Ideal for running and location warning
  • White - slow blinking (35 lumens) - Ideal for location signaling
  • Red power indicator - slow blinking - Ideal for locating the NU05 in a bag or signaling
A built-in lithium ion battery keeps the NU05 running for up to 20 hours at a time. To charge, plug the unit into any available USB power source such as adapters, laptops and power banks. The NU05 easily attaches to headlamps, pet collars, wrist straps, backpacks and so much more. And at an ultra compact 0.37 ounces, the NU05 can tag along on any adventure without taking up precious bag space.


The NU05 is available in two packages:
  1. The Simple Edition - $14.95 ─ Just the NU05 with no additional accessories
Please choose from the drop down menu above. The simple edition will be chosen by default if no selection is made.

NU05 Specifications

  • LED: Four High-Performance LEDs (2x White & 2x Red)
  • Battery Supported: Built-in 3.7V - 120mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Modes: 4 ─ White Light Illumination, White slow blink, Red quick blink, Red slow blink
  • Brightness Outputs:
    • Red Slow Blink: 4 Lumens / 9 hours
    • Red Quick Blink: 4 Lumens / 9 hours
    • White Slow Blink: 35 Lumens / 2 hours 15 minutes
    • White Light Illumination: 35 Lumens / 2 hours 15 minutes
  • IP Rating: IP-66 Water-resistant
  • Impact Resistance: 1.5m
  • Dimensions:
    • Height ─ 29.5mm (1.16")
    • Width ─ 30.3mm (1.19")
    • Length ─ 16.3mm (0.64")
  • Weight: 10.4g (0.37oz)

NU05 Features

  • Utilizes 4 high performance LEDs
  • Dual white and red light sources
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery with max runtime up to 20 hours
  • Built-in intelligent Li-ion charging circuit for Micro-USB charging
  • Simple one switch control for one-handed operation
  • 4 special modes selectable
  • Built-in power indicator to indicate remaining power level (Patent NO.: ZL201220057767.4)
  • Constructed from durable and sturdy PC material
  • Ultra-lightweight design for extreme portability
  • 1.5 meters impact resistance

Operation Notes

Operating the NU05 is done via the single-button user interface. Press the button once to turn the NU05. By default, the NU05 will be in red indicator mode. Pressing the button again within 3 seconds will cycle through red light (slow) - red light (fast) - white light (slow) - white light (steady). After three seconds of inoperation, pressing the power button again will put the NU05 in standby.

Lockout Mode

To prevent accidental activation, the NU05 has a lockout mode. Press and hold the power button for 1 second and the red indicator light will blink once to indicate lockout mode. To exit lockout mode, press and hold the button for three seconds until the red indicator light begins flashing.
Nitecore NU05 Product Overview
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 20 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 NU05 KIT unavailable ? December 5, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Coconut Creek, FL United States  
When I ordered the NU05 I tried to order it as the "NU05 KIT", but the link didn't work. Unfortunate, because now I'm left to my own devices. What am I supposed to do, think for myself, and come up with with unsatisfactory alternatives? This EDC life is tougher than I thought. I'm considering buying another half dozen or so more NU05's, so if someone could help w/the KIT issue, that'd be great. Meanwhile my friends are teasing me about the duct tape holding my NU05 to the back of my bike. Hurry, pls.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Does what I need November 18, 2021
Reviewer: Sean FlSeaSeanherty from RutlaMnd, MA United States  
The lights have a built in charging port. They last for hours and are bright.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 I love the rechargeable LED May 23, 2021
Reviewer: Phil M. Hylton Sr. from Columbus, OH United States  
I'm glad I purchased this rechargeable LED. It's a good buy for a very small rechargeable safety light. Thanks Nitecore for having this item.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Light!!! November 5, 2020
Reviewer: Todd Jenest from Bismarck, ND United States  
If you are looking for a low cost versatile emergency light, you've found it. Product quality is well worth the price. The small size is awesome and can easily become pert of your EDC. Need that special light for night hunting coyotes and hogs? The Green/IR light is your friend. Ships quickly and adapts endlessly. Highly recommend.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great light, true to description. September 21, 2020
Reviewer: Paul A. Trujillo from La Quinta, CA United States  
Very handy, useful, great features, and reasonably priced. A must have.

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