The light source of Nitecore NU20 is a high quality white light LED with four brightness levels. The lamp is very easy to use with only one light source and a single button.
Different brightness levels of NU20 provide suitable lighting in your typical hiking scenarios. In camp the ultralow (1 lm) setting is usually enough while the second highest (220 lm) setting brings plenty of light for night hiking. The highest setting is mostly for emergency use.
An excellent feature of the NU20 is that it can be recharged while using it. So if you are carrying a power bank such as Nitecore NPB1 or NB10000 you don’t need to worry about having breaks in order to recharge the batteries.
NU20’s headband is definitely comfy but a bit overkill and heavy for a lamp this light. We recommend considering replacing the stock headband with a shock cord if you feel comfortable with modifying gear. Youtube has guides on how to do it, here’s one for example.
- Weight of the lamp (including batteries) is 28 g, with the headband 52 g
- Max output 360 lm
- Max beam distance 80 m
- Max beam intensity 1600 cd
- Max runtime 100 h
- CREE XP-G2 S3 LED
- Smooth (SMO) reflector
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery with micro USB port
- Four brightness levels
- IPX7 rated