Nitecore EDC25 Slimline EDC Torch Review scaled

The Nitecore EDC25 is a compact everyday carry flashlight designed for portability and performance. As a follow-up to the popular EDC27, the EDC25 maintains a slim, pocket-friendly design while offering impressive brightness and features.

Measuring just 137mm long, 35mm wide, and 21.3mm high, the Nitecore EDC25 is a compact flashlight that easily fits in a pocket or bag.

Despite its small size, it packs a punch with a maximum output of 3000 lumens thanks to its dual NiteLab UHi 20 LEDs.

The built-in 1700mAh lithium battery provides ample runtime and can be conveniently recharged via USB-C.

The EDC25 is designed for everyday use and features an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance, as well as impact resistance up to 1 meter.

At just 104 grams, it’s lightweight and easy to carry daily

Specification

  • LED: 2 x NiteLab UHi 20 LEDs
  • Maximum Brightness: 3000 lumens
  • Peak Beam Distance: 328 yards
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 22500 cd
  • IP Rating: IP54
  • Impact Resistance: 1 m
  • Dimensions: 137mm L – 35mm W – 21.3mm H
  • Weight: 104g / 3.67 oz

Brightness Outputs

MODEOUTPUTRUNTIME
Turbo3000 lumens~
High1000 lumens1 hr 30 mins
Mid200 lumens4 hrs 15 mins
Low65 lumens14 hrs
Ultralow15 lumens55 hrs
Strobe3000 lumens~

Design / LED

Nitecore EDC25 Slimline EDC Torch LED

The Nitecore EDC25’s slim, flat design sets it apart from traditional tubular flashlights. The aluminum alloy body is sturdy and features a hard-anodized finish for durability. The dual tail switch allows for easy one-handed operation, with the ability to turn the light on/off, change brightness levels, and access strobe or turbo modes quickly.

One of the standout features of the EDC25 is its charging port cover, which protects the USB-C port from dust and debris. This attention to detail ensures the flashlight’s longevity and reliability.

The EDC25 offers five brightness levels ranging from 15 to 3000 lumens, as well as a strobe mode with the same maximum output. The power indicators display the current output level and remaining battery life, making it easy to monitor the flashlight’s status.

Nitecore EDC25 Slimline EDC Torch Controls

For added safety during storage or transport, the EDC25 includes both a half lockout mode that only allows access to turbo/strobe and a full lockout mode that completely disables the light.

Performance

Nitecore edc 25

The Nitecore EDC25’s dual NiteLab UHi 20 LEDs provide an impressive maximum output of 3000 lumens, with a peak beam distance of 328 yards and a peak beam intensity of 22,500 candela. The five brightness levels offer versatile output options for various situations:

  • Turbo: 3000 lumens
  • High: 1000 lumens (1 hr 30 mins runtime)
  • Mid: 200 lumens (4 hrs 15 mins runtime)
  • Low: 65 lumens (14 hrs runtime)
  • Ultralow: 15 lumens (55 hrs runtime)

The EDC25’s beam pattern provides a good balance of flood and throw, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. The high output on turbo mode is impressive for such a compact flashlight, though like most high-output lights, it will step down after a short period to prevent overheating.

In real-world use, the EDC25 performs well, offering ample brightness for outdoor activities, work tasks, and emergency situations. The multiple output levels allow for adaptability to different environments and battery conservation when needed.

Charging and Battery Life

The Nitecore EDC25 features a built-in 1700mAh lithium battery that can be recharged via the USB-C port.

The charging indicator light turns red when charging and green when fully charged. Nitecore claims a charging time of approximately 2 hours, which is relatively quick for a flashlight of this size.

The EDC25’s runtime varies depending on the selected output level, with the ultralow 15-lumen mode offering an impressive 55 hours of runtime and the high 1000-lumen mode lasting for 1.5 hours. These runtimes are competitive with other flashlights in its class and provide ample use time between charges.

Price and Alternative Options

The Nitecore EDC25 has an RRP of £81.95 and is available from nitecore.co.uk

The EDC27 is available for £97 uses different Luminus SST40 LEDs and includes and OLED display. The beam is less concentrated with this but has a lower beam distance. It has a superior run time at high brightness and a lower run time at lower brightnesses.

Overall

For me, the Nitecore EDC25 is practically the same as the EDC27; while there are some minor differences in performance, I can’t say I notice it when using the light. It lacks the OLED display but has faster charging and a better power switch.

The price difference between the two models isn’t massive, but it is not insignificant either. I’d say most people would be better off saving the £15 and getting this EDC25.

Nitecore EDC25 Slimline EDC Torch Review
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Summary

For me, the Nitecore EDC25 is practically the same as the EDC27; while there are some minor differences in performance, I can’t say I notice it when using the light. It lacks the OLED display but has faster charging and a better power switch.

The price difference between the two models isn’t massive, but it is not insignificant either. I’d say most people would be better off saving the £15 and getting this EDC25.

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