Nitecore Explorer Series EC21 1 x 18650 CREE XP-G2 R5 460 Lumen LED Flashlight

Nitecore Explorer Series EC21 1 x 18650 CREE XP-G2 R5 460 Lumen LED Flashlight

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Nitecore Explorer Series EC21 1 x 18650 CREE XP-G2 R5 460 Lumen LED Flashlight



  • Utilizes CREE XP-G2 (R5) LED 
  • Maximum output of 460 lumens 
  • Integrated “Precision Digital Optics Technology” provides extreme reflector performance 
  • Boasts a peak beam intensity of 9400 cd and a throw distance of up to 194 meters 
  • Dual-switch design ensures unprecedented ease of use 
  • Secondary red LED provides constant / flashing illumination 
  • Indicates battery voltage with a red flashing LED (accurate to 0.1V) 
  • High efficiency constant current circuit enables maximum runtime of up to 430 hours 
  • Direct access to ultra-low and turbo output 
  • Reverse polarity protection prevents damage from incorrectly inserted batteries 
  • Detachable two-way anti-rolling clip 
  • Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-scratch coating 
  • Constructed from aero grade aluminum alloy 
  • HAIII military grade hard-anodized 
  • Waterproof in accordance with IPX-8 (2 meters submersible) 
  • Impact resistant to 1.5 meters 
  • Tail stand capability 
  • Dimensions 
    • Length: 4.25” (108mm) 
    • Head diameter: 1” (25.4mm) 
    • Tail diameter: 1” (25.4mm) 
  • Weight: 2.10oz (59.5 gram) (without battery) 
  • Accessories
    • Quality holster
    • Clip
    • lanyard
    • spare O-ring 

Additional Information

Model EC21
Manufacturer Nitecore
Video Review No
Color No
Beacon Yes
Body Color Black
Compatible Batteries 1 x 18650
Mode Changing Method Side Switch
Holster Included Yes
Pocket Clip Yes
Crenulated Bezel Yes
Infinite Ouput Adjustment No
LED Tint Cool
Secondary LED Color Red
Max Lumens 460
Min Lumens 1
Beam Distance (Meters) 194
Modes 8
Strobe Yes
Switch Type Side
Programmable No
Body Material Aluminum
Weight grams 59.5
Weight oz 2.1
Length Inches 4.25
Length mm 108
Body Diameter Inches 1
Body Diameter mm 25.4
Head Diameter Inches 1
Head Diameter mm 25.4


Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Excellent for it's size.
This light is by far one of the smallest 18650 lights I've ever owned. It has a good solid feel to the build quality.The pocket clip carries deep, but the included holster is a very nice too. The interface takes a second to get used to, but that's probably because I am used to the lights where you have to turn the head to adjust brightness. The red led leaves a bit to be desired, but it will work in a pinch, a nice option to have if needed. The main beam pattern is tightly focused for such a small light, so the throw on it is excellent for it's size. Overall I am pleased with the light. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an 18650 EDC light.
Review by Christopher / (Posted on 11/29/2014)