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Nitecore presents 14 mm flat USB-C flashlight EDC25

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Following on from the EDC27, Nitecore has made the design even slimmer and lighter. The EDC25 offers similar lumen values, but is more concentrated and thus offers more range. It is also more energy efficient in some cases, even with the same battery as the EDC27. However, the OLED display has been removed.

Nitecore's new EDC25 is an everyday flashlight that is particularly flat, only around 14 mm thick and weighing 104 grams. The EDC27, on the other hand, is 21 mm thick and weighs 124 grams.

Nevertheless, the performance data is only minimally worse. The EDC25 offers a runtime of 1:30 hours at 1000 lumens. The EDC27, on the other hand, offers 1:45 hours. In return, the range has increased from 130 to 180 meters. The optics, consisting of two more modern UHi-20 LEDs, are more concentrated. Similarly, the candela values have almost doubled.

Interestingly, the runtime is reversed in ultra-low mode with 15 lumens. At 55 hours, the EDC25 lasts considerably longer than the older EDC27 model (37 hours). As usual, Nitecore does not specify a battery life for turbo mode (3000 lumens), which is only intended for short periods of use.

The flashlight's rechargeable battery cannot be replaced and is specified as 1700 mAh, which is identical in capacity to the EDC27. The battery is charged via USB-C with 2A@5V, and the flashlight can remain active while charging. However, turbo and strobe mode then cannot be selected.

The OLED display has been removed and replaced with a simpler solution with eight status LEDs, which are familiar from the MH12 Pro. The flashlight complies with the IP54 standard and is designed to withstand drops up to one meter.

Nitecore has not yet commented on the price and availability. Both typically follow shortly after the announcement.

Controls and LEDs of the EDC25 (Image: Nitecore)
Controls and LEDs of the EDC25 (Image: Nitecore)

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Andreas Sebayang, 2024-04-19 (Update: 2024-04-19)