Nitecore P12 2015 Edition Flashlight - CREE XM-L2 (U2) LED (Cool or Neutral White) - 1000 Lumens - Uses 1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123A

Nitecore P12 LED Flashlight With Smooth Reflector
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Close-Up of Nitecore P12's Mode Switch Used to Cycle Between Outputs
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Nitecore P12 Comes With Nylon Holster, Lanyard, Pocket Clip, Tactical Cigar Ring, Spare Tailcap Boot, and Spare O-Rings
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Nitecore P12 LED Flashlight With Smooth Reflector
Side Shot of Nitecore P12 Complete with Diamond Knurling
Standing Shot of Nitecore P12
Close-Up of Nitecore P12's XM-L2 U2 LED
Close-Up of Nitecore P12's Tactical Tail Switch and U-Shaped Tailcap
Close-Up of Nitecore P12's Mode Switch Used to Cycle Between Outputs
In-Hand Shot of Nitecore P12
Nitecore P12 Comes With Nylon Holster, Lanyard, Pocket Clip, Tactical Cigar Ring, Spare Tailcap Boot, and Spare O-Rings
Nitecore P12 Comes in Retail Box Packaging
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Description

Now Available With "Neutral White" LED! Light produced by a neutral white LED appears less artificial and more similar to sunlight or light produced by candles. Neutral white light is also perfect for film, especially outdoors, as it does not make natural colors and skin tones appear dull like with cool white light.



FEATURES

FOUR BRIGHTNESS LEVELS

Adapt to any situation


The Nitecore P12 features four output modes with setting designed to be ideal in its own way. The 1000 lumen high mode is bright enough for searching fields and vast expanses outdoors. The 210 lumen all-purpose mode is perfect for indoor and close-quarters use. Additionally, the P12 functions as a comfortable reading light with the 50 lumen low mode, or as a middle-of-the-night light with a 1 lumen firefly mode. These are just some examples of what this versatile light can handle with Nitecore's ingenious brightness scaling.


THE NEWEST TECH

The future is here


Using the newest CREE LED technology, the XM-L2, this flashlight achieves what was thought to be impossible - incredible output AND impressive runtimes up to 520 hours! The P12 also features next generation Precision Digital Optics Technology combined with Crystal Coating Technology to provide extreme reflector performance - achieving up to a 222 meter throw distance!


COMPACT & PORTABLE

Take it anywhere


The compact design fits comfortably in your pocket, backpack, belt holster, or anywhere else you keep your light. With advanced technology making devices smaller, Nitecore has been able to make the P12 not much bigger than the battery that powers it! At 5.47" long, it can take one 18650 or two CR123A batteries.


TWO BUTTON INTERFACE

Perfectly simple


The P12 just makes sense - turn the light on/off with the tail switch and change modes with the side switch. With a simple interface, there is no possibility of getting the wrong mode when you need it the most. Additionally, the side switch features a LED status indicator, warning you to replace or recharge your batteries when necessary.


EXCELLENT CRAFTSMANSHIP

Powerful & Reliable


Constructed from aerospace grade aluminum with military grade HAIII hard-anodized finish, this flashlight is sure to last you a long time. The rugged construction allows this light to withstand drops up to 2 meters with ease. Additionally, the P12 employs silicone o-rings to achieve an IPX-8 water resistance so you don't have to worry about getting wet since this light can be submerged!
Specifications

Nitecore P12 2015 Edition LED Flashlight - 1000 Lumens - CREE XM-L2 (U2) LED - Uses 1x 18650 or 2x CR123A Batteries
  • By turning off the light, press and hold the side switch then simultaneously press down the tail switch, the side switch will blink to tell the battery voltage (accurate to 0.1V).
  • Second generation 'Crystal Coating Technology' combined with 'Precision Digital Optics Technology' provide extreme reflector performance
  • Side switch interface provides one-handed operation and easy access to all functions
  • Side switch features an indicator light which displays remaining battery power
  • High-efficiency regulation circuit provides unwavering output
  • High-efficiency circuit board provides up to 520 hours runtime on low
  • Intelligent memory function stores preferred brightness setting
  • Waterproof in accordance with IPX-8 (2 meters submersible)
  • Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
  • Constructed from aero grade aluminum alloy with HAIII military grade hard-anodized finish
  • Stainless steel titanium-plated clip and cigar ring, spare o-rings, tailswitch boot, holster, and lanyard included
  • Tail stand capability
  • LED: CREE XM-L2 (U2)
  • Runs on: 2x CR123A or 1x 18650 (Batteries NOT included)
  • Output mode/Runtime:
    • High: 1000 Lumens / 1 Hour 15 Min.
    • Mid: 240 Lumens / 6 Hours
    • Low: 70 Lumens / 28 Hours
    • Firefly: 1 Lumens / 520 Hours
  • Max Beam Distance: 232m
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 13,500cd
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 5.47" (139mm)
    • Body Diameter: 1" (25.4mm)
    • Bezel Diameter: 1" (25.4mm)
  • Weight: 3.1 .oz (88g) (excluding batteries)
Specifications
TurboHighMediumLowMoonlight
Lumens:10001000240701
Runtime (Hours):-1.25628520
Output Modes:3+ Brightness Levels, Beacon, SOS, Strobe
Compatible Batteries:1 x 18650, 2 x 16340, 2 x CR123A
Batteries Included:No
Included Accessories:Holster, Lanyard, Pocket Clip, Spare O-ring(s), Spare Tailcap Boot, Tactical (Cigar) Ring
Flashlight Usage:Every Day Carry, Tactical
Throw Distance (Max):232m
LED:CREE XM-L2 U2
Switch Location:Multiple
Product Certifications:ANSI, IPX-8
Brand:Nitecore
Warranty:Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty
Return Policy:Battery Junction Return Policy
Primary Material:Anodized Aluminum
Product Weight:3.1oz
Product Dimensions:5.47" (L) x 1" (Head Diameter)1" (Body Diameter)
UPC:6952506401161
MPN:P12-SMO-XML2
Country of Origin:CN
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Reviews
Nitecore P12 2015 Edition Flashlight - CREE XM-L2 (U2) LED (Cool or Neutral White) - 1000 Lumens - Uses 1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123A
$59.95
5 Stars based on 138 Review(s)
L C
new york
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

extremely bright
May 10, 2016
extremely bright & rugged exactly what I needed only problem the belt clip is not properly secured.

Yenzy
Caguas, PR
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome and super bright EDC light
March 17, 2016
I bought this to replace my OLIGHT i20 flashlight. It feels sturdy, it is super bright and the modes are perfect. I thought I wouldn't like the mode button on the front but its actually really convenient and useful. The light works best with a battery that can handle its load. It doesn't heat up as much as my OLIGHT did. It fits perfectly in my MAXPEDITION two magazine pouch.
Pros:
Sturdy Super Bright Great Modes Mode Button Long Lasting Easy to use
Cons:
none

JFR598
NorCal
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Light
February 26, 2016
Intense beam, good controls, appears well made. Will test it's waterproof capabilities later.

Martin
Oregon
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Nice light
February 12, 2016
Nice light--- only thing was it took 12 days to get-- that was a very big problem-if this is the normal shipping time I will order some where else
Pros:
good light
Cons:
Shipping time was to long- need not to use DHL

Dean
Wantagh, NY
3 Stars

Side switch, Location location location
January 27, 2016
My .$02 cents. Overall the P12 does put out a good light, however it is not a tight beam your not going to capture an object in a "beam". A major thing I find to be a bad design flaw especially if you wish a EDC light is you CANNOT find the soft rubber 'good grip' side switch to change power levels. And that's while not in a distress.. I "Do Not Recomend this light for Anything other than Home Use" . The power levels go from 1 - 75 - 240 - 1000 lumins. I think the jump from 75 to 1000 lumins should be more substantial, say 1-75- 500 -1000. I think the reason they did this is more for a WoW factor than anything else. Bottom line this is a light for the home, the back yard walking the dog, though it has a Strobe, SoS and beacon by the time you find the button and hold it down for the beacon to activate your assailant has their hands around your throat. If you want a good light with quick access to strobe look at the Nitecore P20 or P10 each have a high output "800 lumins" once you get this high 800 to 1000 there is really no discernible difference. Almost forgot use the 18650 battery it eats through the cr123's perhaps that's why they don't include a adapter sleeve. Hopefully this helps you.
Pros:
It takes 2 forms of battery's. 18650's and CR123's
Cons:
Beam, power levels And switch. My description explains it all.

Jeff
Maine
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Brightest high quality
January 25, 2016
I use this light in my Maine Guiding business. It is rugged enough to withstand the demands of guiding under all conditions and extremely bright slowing me to point out locations in total darkness to my sports.

Craig
Central TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great light for the price
January 25, 2016
So for so good. Love the size and brightness of this light. If there is a complaint it only has three settings low,med high. Wished it had one more, but with that being said what a great bright light,perfect size easy to use and a five year warranty thanks to battery junction for having this light on sale.
Pros:
Great size and easy to use super bright
Cons:
Not a con but wished it had one more power setting

Earl
Albany, Georgia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Daily Working Flashlight
January 18, 2016
A great flashlight for the industrial mechanic, electrician, welder, and inspector. I would recomend the use of a diffusion lens for welding as this will prevent spatter from sticking to the glass lens.
Pros:
Bright enough to show welding imperfections. Compact enough to carry on person or in an electrical pouch while working. The pocket clip is extremely useful in tight places to keep in the pocket with the clip outside the pocket. The price was extremely reasonable for the product. The case provided is also nice as it has a velcro fastener.
Cons:
Not one found as of yet.

stephen
knoxville Tennessee
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great light
January 5, 2016
excellent, powerful light
Cons:
you shipping is terrible!!!!!

Roger
Montgomery Il
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great light
December 30, 2015
Very well made and extremely bright thinking about buying another
Pros:
construction and brightness

Chazzz
Huntsville, AL
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very compact high brightness flashlight for everyday carry
December 18, 2015
I got this for my daily carry flashlight. I like that it can use the rechargeable 18650 battery or two CR123A. I also bought it because it has a mechanical tail switch which is quick and easy to find and use. And at 1000+ lumens it is super bright and yet small enough to easily carry in your pants pocket. The fact that it is small enough for everyday carry means that you will have it with you when you need it most.
Pros:
Can use either a single rechargeable 18650 Lithium battery or two CR123A batteries. If you use it much, the rechargeable 18650 is the way to go. Super bright in high mode and also has bright strobe mode - High and strobe are quite blinding and disorienting if shined in a person's face if you need that. Fairly small - about 1" diameter by 5.75 inches long. It's one of the brightest options for its size. It fits in my pants pocket. Modes - High brightness, two everyday brightness levels, and one low light plus strobe and SOS. Simple mechanical tail switch for on/off, separate mode switch.
Cons:
There are a few flashlights with similar capabilities and light output that are slightly smaller. The instruction sheet that comes with it is for an earlier version of this flashlight and has a couple of minor errors - Though this is quite simple to use and this isn't a big deal.

Mike
Harrisburg, PA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Ordered 3, had to send one back.
December 17, 2015
I needed a new duty light for work. The issued light, a surefire momentary only light (not sure of model) was bright enough, but I hated the interface. I have owned Fenix lights, and this Nitecore P12 caught my eye. Videos show a good interface, small size, at least small enough not to get in the way if you need to drop it, let it hang with the lanyard and take care of business with another tool (pepper spray, or what not). I also purchased rechargeable 18650 batteries. Right away, I was in love. This light performs like none I have owned previously. This will light up the outside of a structure at a good distance, and illuminate it well. Good workmanship on the light, a good finish too. My only complaint is that I had to send one of the lights back. After using the light for a very short time, and demonstrating it to another officer in the strobe mode, the LED went. I tested the switch, which was still good, the batteries were showing the correct voltage, but the LED quit way to early in its life. Luckily, batteryjunction gave me no grief, and I am expecting a replacement shipped to me as soon as they receive the defective unit.
Pros:
Very bright, good run time for a light that bright. Good interface. Comes with a lanyard and tactical ring, which makes it easy re-gripping it without looking at it when hanging from the wrist lanyard.
Cons:
Got one seemingly defective unit.

Lee
Inverness, FL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Rugged
December 16, 2015
Great flashlight. Dropped it on a tile floor, slight dent in tailpiece but the light still works great.
Pros:
Bright, small, included belt case is great for keeping it always with you.
Cons:
None

Eric
Mount Airy, NC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Super Bright
December 14, 2015
This is one of the brightest flashlights I have ever seen. I like the secondary button that allows you to change brightness settings. I also like the 5 year warranty. The included clip, extra O-rings, and the sheath are all reasons to love this flashlight. I'm not sure how the little cap that keeps it from rolling will last, but it's a nice add on. IMHO I don't think you can go wrong with this little light. The instructions indicate that it will burn for an hour on the highest setting. But for 1000 lumens, that's not too bad.
Pros:
Bright, easy to use, extra goodies
Cons:
Battery life on highest setting

John
Kenton, OH
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Hand Held Search Light!
December 13, 2015
Although it is a little larger than I normally like for a EDC if you want a extremely bright light and a very reasonable price then look no further, this is it.
Pros:
Price Beam Throw Modes Brightness
Cons:
not a one

wt
Daniels, WV
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great value
December 11, 2015
A solid, no-nonsense 'tactical' light with many many possible applications. I was looking for a 1x18650 light to replace my old and beat up (but still working) powertac E5. This P12's output blows my trusty old light away in its higher output and throw. The P12 makes a great small searchlight. The Black Friday price was too hard to resist, but even at the regular price it is well worth the money. Easy to use controls.
Pros:
A lot of light for the money. Solid if not generic looks and construction. Easy function. Battery life indicator is a cool feature. Absolutely no rattle with 18650 installed.
Cons:
A little bigger than I expected, hence it hasn't really replaced my old E5 as my go-to edc. somewhat flimsy pocket clip.

Jason Cecchettini
Sacramento
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Nice light but not for me
November 29, 2015
I like the light as a vehicle or camping light but not for EDC/tactical use. The ONLY problem I have with the light is the location and function of the side mode switch. Allow me to explain. I carry the light clipped to the inside of my left pants pocket. I like to keep it in Turbo mode when I carry it in case I need it for self defense purposes. I carry my handgun on my right side. When I grab the light and wrap my fingers around the light, my pinky often times accidentally presses the mode button about the same time my thumb presses the tail cap button. This takes it out of Turbo mode. This is a deal killer for me. I am now testing the Nitecore P10. My favorite light for EDC is currently the Jetbeam BC20 but that light is no longer being manufactured and is only about 305 lumens, but seems brighter. Functionally, the BC20 is perfect as it just has two modes and no weird switches, and I can set the mode before turning it on with a simple twist of the light's head. Unfortunately every manufacturer now wants to build 20 freaken modes into their lights, only two are of any real use.
Cons:
Placement and sensitivity of Mode switch

Michael
Raleigh, NC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

I bought two!
October 11, 2015
Very nice flashlight. I like that there is a separate button to change light modes, and the build quality is excellent.
Pros:
Modes; quality; price.

john t.
Niagara Falls, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Quality and brightness
October 2, 2015
Another well-built Nitecore light throws a semi-wide field of light where you want it. The 18650 I use is a TENERGY 2600mah Li-ion 3.7V protected battery, which also I bought from Battery Junction on an order from before. And a Nitecore battery charger D4, which also is from Battery Junction. All in all, a great package. Nice, small size is a plus, along with the belt pouch. The light seems to throw the 232 meters at 1000 lumens with ease. Also, the tail switch is very nice and easy to use, and the side switch for modes and battery level is also a nice feature.
Pros:
Great quality; fit and finish; great field of light. And a great price from Battery Junction, makes this a 2015 standout!
Cons:
None i can see

Frank
VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Serious light!
September 4, 2015
This thing is well built. Puts out a fantastic beam. Very, very bright. Well worth the bucks.
Pros:
Not real big. Great size & power.
Cons:
None

Chuck
Sidney Ohio
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

p12 review
September 4, 2015
All good,Nice light for the price.

Mike Wan
Bay Area, California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great, bright light, lasts long
September 2, 2015
It's just awesome, no more fiddling with multiple cells. Lasts long, has different brightness and modes. I take these camping and leave one in each car.
Pros:
Just an awesome light, period
Cons:
Can get pretty warm

M.
Virginia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great value for a powerful light
September 2, 2015
The design and construction of this light are excellent, and show high quality. Great output from a single LED, with just the right output levels and modes easily available using the combination of tail and side switches. The voltage indication feature is great, also!
Pros:
Quality construction, power and features
Cons:
None

John R.
Fredericksburg, VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best light for the $$$$
August 31, 2015
This is one awesome light. I kept hearing about it and then it went on sale @ 25% off. A slim, powerful light with a top output of 1000 lumens. All the basic modes you'd need, plus an easy interface. My new favorite EDC I got for $42!!
Pros:
Power level indicator; Nitecore quality; price; 1000 lumens; slim and light.
Cons:
I only wish it had one more brightness level, before full high.

Danny
Missouri
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Typical Nitecore quality!
August 31, 2015
Excellent medium/small flashlight. Very bright.

Jack
Alabama
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great light with one tiny issue
August 30, 2015
Love the power and size, just wish you could half-click down from turbo; that's my only complaint. Excellent value.

Matt
Gilbert, AZ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Bright light
August 17, 2015
This light has five settings. Very low to very bright, then strobe. Small, lightweight. Awesome light at all settings. Very impressed with how bright it gets. Really lights up a large area.

Ashwani Vasishth
New Jersey
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent
August 1, 2015
A great piece.

Jerry27
Fort Myers, Fl
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

New & Improved
July 20, 2015
I have the Nitecore EC20 which I really like but putting a tail switch, makes turning it on a real snap. Very Nice Improvement.
Pros:
Big Plus on the Tail Switch
Cons:
None

Joel
Ca
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent flashlight
July 18, 2015
The multiple interface is good and the throw and brightness is excellent.



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