Please select your home edition

NEBO lights the way at Harken UK

by Mark Jardine 9 Dec 2021 14:00 GMT
(l-r) NEBO DAVINCI 1000, EINSTEIN Headlamp 400 RC & SLYDE KING 2K © Mark Jardine

Harken UK are now distributing the range of rugged, water resistance, rechargeable NEBO torches and when trying them out it's not hard to see why they've chosen this brand.

Engineered in aircraft-grade aluminium, they use the latest in LED technology to provide powerful beams and a clean colour with multiple modes and adjustable focus.

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been trying out three of the range on the shingle beach early in the mornings before first light.

First up is the EINSTEIN Headlamp 400 RC with five modes and IPX4 water resistance.

The spotlight can provide 400 lumens output, but the 250 lumens mode is ample enough and gives 45 minutes of run-time between recharges via the micro-USB connector which sits behind a rubber grommet.

For general use the 100 lumens COB flood light gives wide coverage and 1.5 hours of runtime. The colour temperature makes it easy to see undulations and gives a good sense of depth perception. By holding down the COB button you can activate the 15 lumen red light which gives excellent light without ruining your night sight.

The headband adjuster can be tricky to keep adjusted to your head size when off, but fits comfortably when on. I wouldn't let this minor detail put you off what is an excellent head torch.

Next up is the DAVINCI 1000 pocket torch with IP67 water resistance.

This offers 1000, 400 and 100 lumen modes that last 2 hours, 5 hours and 20 hours respectively on a single charge, as well as a 1000 lumen strobe mode - all selectable via a ring on the torch head. Recharging is again via micro-USB, this time hidden behind an aluminium screw top on the body of the torch and the replaceable 2000mAh is accessible by unscrewing the head of the torch from the body.

The 6x zoom feels more like that on a SLR camera, smoothly moving from wide to narrow beam on any of the modes. This really is an all-round torch that you can use for multiple applications which, while weighty at 233 grams, is a good size for your pocket.

Finally, we come to the mighty SLYDE KING 2K with its 2000 lumen flashlight and 500 lumen work light. All in an IPX7 rated waterproof shell.

The main beam on this, with its 4x zoom, provides either lighting over a huge range or wide coverage.

The work light is accessed by sliding the body up from the head, revealing the LEDs on the side of the body. Activating automatically, the modes are then chosen by using the same button as the flashlight, scrolling through 500 lumen white mode, which provides super wide coverage with a soft colour temperature, 4 lumen red mode and 40 lumen red strobe.

The top of the torch has two screw lids to protect the 2200mAh replaceable battery and the USB-C charging point is hidden behind a rubber grommet on the side of the torch.

There are more torches in the range, which I'm sure are built to the same high standard, and I was hugely impressed with the three I tried. LED technology has come a long way recently and requires a good lens, quality housing and a powerful battery to make the most of it. These NEBO torches deliver on all fronts.

View the range and shop for NEBO torches at

Related Articles

METS: At The Front of our Industry's Best
The Harken stand location has changed this year If you're in Amsterdam next week come see us at the RAI. Harken lives for METS. We've missed it. And we're delighted to be back collaborating with the most creative in our industry. Posted on 9 Nov
10% off RRP on Harken Winches and Furlers
Discount for UK and ireland customers until 31st October Harken UK is offering 10% off RRP on winches and furlers until the 31 October 2022. Posted on 5 Oct
Eilidh McIntyre interview
On the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of, talks to Eilidh McIntyre, 470 Women's Olympic Gold Medallist at Tokyo 2020, on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022. Posted on 2 Mar
METS: High efficiency. Low Friction. Unvirtual.
Visit Harken in Hall 5 on stand 361 There's nothing quite like walking the halls at METS, at the front of the marine industry's most sophisticated technology with its most creative minds. Harken lives for this. We've missed it. And we're delighted to be back in 2021. Posted on 10 Nov 2021
Harken UK are recruiting - Marine Account Manager
An ideal role for someone who has sales experience in the marine industry Harken UK is looking for an experienced Marine Account Manager to join the team. Posted on 2 Nov 2021
15% off Winches, 10% off Furlers at Harken UK
Offers running in line with Southampton International Boat Show This autumn, Harken UK is offering discount on furlers and winches for a limited time only! These offers run in line with Southampton International Boat Show, which takes place at Mayflower Park from 10-19 September. Posted on 3 Sep 2021
Harken UK's Cowes Week Regatta Support
Drop off service in Lymington, Hamble and Southampton for parts and equipment With the countdown on to Cowes Week, the Harken UK team is determined to do all we can to help customers stay out on the water and enjoy their sailing. Posted on 28 Jul 2021
Harken Product Focus: MKIV Ocean Furler
Designed and manufactured specifically for cruising sailors Furlers have come a long way in recent years, driven by their uptake in racing as technology allowed them to be used in a greater range of wind angles and conditions. Harken have been at the forefront of this uptake. Posted on 28 May 2021
Harken UK Job Opportunity: Marine Account Manager
Harken are looking for an experienced account manager to join the team This position will suit someone who has a couple of years sales experience in the marine industry and is looking to take the next step in their career. Posted on 10 May 2021