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Nitecore NU17 Rechargeable Running Headlamp, with Red Light and Reading Light
NITECORE NU17 Rechargeable Running Headlamp with Red Light and Reading Light

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Price: $24.95

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Product Code: FL-NITE-NU17



  • 3 Brightness Levels + 3 LEDs + 2 Special Modes
  • Auxiliary High CRI White + Auxiliary Red LED
  • Built-in USB Rechargeable 580mAh Li-ion Battery
  • 180 Degree Ultra Wide Angle Flood
  • Reflective Headband with Built-in Silicone Ring
  • IP66 Waterproof Rating + Impact Resistant 1m

Included in the Box

  • Bracket
  • Headband
  • USB Charging Cable
  • User Manual

Versatile Triple LED Headlamp

The NITECORE NU17 is an ultra-lightweight USB rechargeable headlamp that provides hands-free capability for your daily tasks and outdoor activities. The NU17 features a bright 130 lumen wide-angle floodlight that illuminates your entire field of view. It also features a high CRI reading light for up-close details and a red light, perfect for camping, backpacking, fishing, stargazing and more.

Easy to Use and Comfortable to Wear

The NU17 has a user-friendly two-button design where you can switch among the three lights, adjust brightness, and access special modes. The buttons are protected by a solid tab to prevent accidental activation. Built on an ultra-compact frame, the NITECORE NU17 weighs only 1.62 ounces. The headband has a built-in silicone strip that firmly secures that NU17 and diverts sweat away from your eyes. The headband is reflective to provide additional visibility to motorists, making it safe for night time walking, running, or jogging.

USB Rechargeable

The NU17 is USB rechargeable and runs up to 150 hours on a single charge. Its battery and charging status indicator tells you the remaining battery life. Use the included USB cable to charge your eco-friendly NU17 without having to replace any batteries. No matter if you are repairing under the sink, tinkering in the workshop, or simply strolling the neighborhood, the NITECORE NU17 will always be a handy companion to keep you illuminated and safe from darkness.


Maximum Brightness 130 lumens
Peak Beam Distance 47 yards
Peak Beam Intensity 460 cd
IP Rating IP66
Impact Resistance 1 m
Dimensions L-2.09"xW-1.19"xH-1.08"
Weight 1.65oz


Main LED:
Turbo 130 lumens 6 hr
High 28 lumens 10 hr
Mid 1 lumens 150 hr
SOS 130 lumens -
Beacon 130 lumens -
High CRI White ≥90:
High 50 lumens 4 hr
Auxiliary Red LED:
High 23 lumens 3 hr
Low 1 lumen 80 hr
Warning Flashing 23 lumens 6 hr
NITECORE NU17 Headlamp Overview
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Nice Headlamp September 23, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from New EbglandNY United States  
This is my second NU17. The other works just fine.

This is not for lighting up distant objects.
The main light is just over 100 Lumens. (By comparison, the old 60 Watt incandescent bulb is about 800 lumens.)

You won't light up a campsite but you certainly won't stumble in the dark with this.
The Floodlight is 50 Lumens High CRI and is fine for reading maps and magazines and seeing colors fairly accurately but not for extended reading of that 800 page novel.

I got it for it's Red LED Light which is brighter than on other headlamps.It saves your nightvision and doesn't disturb others.
Getting around when others are asleep, star gazing, photography, watching nearby wildlife.

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5 of 5 Very bright April 25, 2021
Reviewer: Gagabriel briel Bauman from Seminole, FL United States  
The headlamp  is very  bright  and can see well at night

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5 of 5 September 16, 2020
Reviewer: Neal Bantens from New Canaan, CT United States  

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Good Headlamp for light duty use June 19, 2020
Reviewer: Bock from Tucson, AZ United States  
This is great headlamp with good features and decent battery life considering how small it is. But the plastic housing and hinge point seem a little flimsy or susceptible to breakage. Hopefully it holds up over time. But great product overall.

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2 of 5 NU17 as reading light September 11, 2019
Reviewer: Neil Hamlin from Mm ME United States  
I own an NU32 and discovered that it could be useful as a reading light, but would be better if brighter.  Bought this on recommendation of someone at Nitecore, but found it not useable as a reading light due to small angle when opened.  To be a good reading light, it has to open to almost 90 degrees.  This goes to 60.

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