What makes the Nitecore EC4 1000 Lumen XM-L2 U2 LED Flashlight special aside from a really long model name? It’s the world’s first die-cast flashlight. The die-cast aluminum unibody construction makes it incredibly strong and lightweight at the same time. The compact design also allows for extreme cooling performance which translates into a better performing, longer lasting light.
The EC4 is a perfect EDC light with 5 brightness levels (ultra-low = 1 lumen to turbo = 1000 lumens), and 3 concealed special modes (strobe, SOS, location beacon). The CREE XM-L2 LED uses 2x 18650 or 4x CR123A batteries. Maximum power performance is rated to roughly one hour of light and ultra-low will get you in the neighborhood of 260 hours.