Nitecore EA1 Explorer Series 1 x AA 180 Lumen LED Flashlight

NitecoreSKU: NTC-EA1

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The Nitecore Explorer Series features compact lights with great output and solid throw due to the relatively large reflectors combined with CREE XP-G LEDs.  Two switches on the head give you fast access to five different outputs, strobe, SOS, and even a red LED for low light illumination.  Since the switches are on the head and not on the end, the E series are very compact lights compared to similar models from other manufacturers.  A sturdy two way pocket clip is securely attached to the light to keep the light securely attached to your pocket.


• Maximum output of up to 180 lumens
• High efficiency circuit enables maximum runtime of up to 80 hours
• 5 brightness levels
• Momentary push-on strobe and SOS modes
• Dual electronic switches ensure very easy user interface
• Secondary red light mode (0.2 lumens)
• Power indicator light also serves as battery voltage indicato r (accurate to 0.1V)
• Power indicator light serves as standby indicator light when powered down
• Broad voltage circuit accepts both rechargeable and non-rechargeable Lithium batteries
• Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with dual-side anti-reflecti ve coating
• Elaborate alloy reflector is purpose-designed for exceptional ly long throw
• Constructed from aero grade aluminum alloy
• HAIII military grade hard-anodized
• Stainless steel bezel retaining ring protects core components from damage
• Detachable two-way anti-rolling clip
• Waterproof in accordance with IPX-8 (2 meters submersible)
• Tail stand function


  • Length: 81mm
  • Head Diameter: 25.4mm
  • Tail Diameter: 19mm
  • Weight: 47.5g (without battery)

Included Accessories:

  • Quality holster, lanyard, spare O-ring


Switching ON/OFF

To switch ON: Press the “ON/OFF” button once to turn the light on.
To switch OFF: Press the “ON/OFF” button once again to turn the light off.
Note: When EA1 is off, the power indicator (red light) will flash once every 3 seconds to act as a locator . In this mode, the EA1 consumes a very little amount of current (about 0.15mA) to maintain working of the built-in MCU and power indicator. In this mode, one AA battery will last about 2 years.

Brightness Selection

With the flashlight switched-on, each time you press the “MODE” button, it will go through the dif ferent preset brightness levels as follows: ultra-low mode→low mode→medium mode→high mode then repeat. In this mode, the flashlight has a memory function. It can memorize the selected brightness after turning the light off. The next time turning on the light, it automatically resumes to the previously selected mode.

Entering Turbo Mode

With the flashlight switched on, press the “MODE” button for more than 1 second, EA1 will enter Turbo mode. Press the MODE button again, the flashlight will retreat from turbo brightness and resume to previous brightness. In Turbo mode EA1 circuit will deliver maximum current to make brightness as high as possible.


1. After 3 minutes working in Turbo mode, the flashlight will automatically restore to the previously selected brightness level to safeguard against overheating.
2. While activating Turbo mode, the brightness level increases about 80 lumens. Due to adaptability of human eyes, this brightness increase may not be apparent within close range observation. In real-world usage, mode can throw to a longer range.

Entering Strobe and SOS Mode

With the light switched off, press the “ON/OFF” button for more than 1 second to enter Strobe mode. In strobe mode, press any button ( ON/OFF or MODE) to exit strobe and switch the light off.
With the light switched off, press the “ON/OFF” button for more than 1 second to enter SOS mode. In SOS mode, press any button (ON/OFF or MODE) to switch off the light and quit SOS mode.

Red Light Mode

With the light switched off, press the “MODE” button to enter red light mode. In this mode, the power indicator will continuously emit red light (0.2 lumens). Press the “MODE” button once again to quit the red light mode.

Lockout Mode

With the light switched on, press the ON/OFF button for over 1 second to enter lockout mode. In lockout mode, EA1 power source system will shut down most of the circuit components to reduce its power consumption. The MCU only consumes small amount of power to maintain its work. The red light indicator also switches off to save energy. Under this mode, the maximum consuming current is about 0.1mA, which ensures one AA battery can last for around 3 years. In lockout mode, the 2 buttons on EA1 will not work,

Power Indication

With the light switched on, and when the battery power has been consumed by about 50%, the power indicator light (on the control panel) will flash once every 6 seconds as a reminder of battery capacity.  When the battery power is almost depleted, the power indicator light will flash 3 times every 3 seconds to indicate low battery capacity.  When entering lockout mode, the power indicator will automatically detect and notify you of battery voltage (accurate to ±0.1V) with a se ries of flashes. For example, if the battery voltage is 4.2V , the indicator will flash 4 times, followed by a one second pause and then another 2 flashes.

Battery replacement

If battery level is low, the red power indicator light will flash three times every 3 seconds. If the power level is critically low , the light will become very dim and unresponsive to brightness adjustment. A replacement battery is required at this time.

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