Wont buy any more nitecores until they fix ALL parasitic drain issues. My headlamp drains the battery in 2 weeks.
What is the drain on this light?
I just tested it out today, over one month later.Could you be specific about your situation?
Should we assume you have a NU30 with parasitic drain? If so, do you have it locked out when stored or not?
Or, are you of this stance because of a different situation like the TIP?
I'll test it out, but that'll take some time since the battery is internal. I haven't noticed a problem so far or heard about one otherwise on the NU30.
I'd HIGHLY recommend to avoid this one! The hinge became so loose that it was flopping around like a limp d***. To make matters worse, I dropped it from waist high (after the hinge petered out completely) and the clip holding the headlamp shattered. Ive had it for about 7 months & used maybe a dozen times. Cheap plastic and bad design for hinge. Headband getting more and more stretched out/ looser. Also the lumens steps are odd. 1 to 36 to 180. 36 is a bit too low and 180 a bit too high (for hiking anyway). Turbo mode is great but automatically steps down after a minute. The main light is low CRI. Ugly and blue white - bad for outdoors. Only the auxillary spot light is high CRI. LUCKILY Andrew and Amanda took care of warranty. I HIGHLY recommend buying from them. Direct from Nitecore means shipping to China hassle.Guys, is this my best bet for a general purpose USB rechargeable headlight, particularly at the $40 price point? I know there is the available auxiliary LEDs but the main LED looks awfully throwy and perhaps not so good for some intermediate distances when the auxiliary LEDs might not be bright enough. . I would use the headlight from everything from looking inside my PC case to night time walks.
Very nice review.
I've used mine north of 30 times and it is doing just fine. In fact, it's my go-to headlamp for out in the yard after dark.My hinge broke after about 5 uses. Looking for something different now.
Thanks for such a complete and interesting review.
3 questions :
1) With what equipment do you measure and record lumen vs time for your charts ?
2) Would it be possible to make a full chart starting at every specific mode, i.e. for the NU30 starting on boost with full battery, starting on high, starting on mid ... every time with full battery to see how the lines compare on the chart.
3) Would it be possible t make the same charts for the NU25 and HC65 ?