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Nitecore Precise P36 Tactical Flashlight - CREE MT-G2 LED - 2000 Lumens - Uses 2 x 18650s

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Nitecore P36 Tactical Flashlight

The Next Generation Of Brightness

CREE MT-G2 Neutral White LED

The all new Nitecore P36 is a blindingly bright tactical flashlight that boasts an incredible 2000 Lumen output that dwarfs the competition. The P36 utilizes a neutral white CREE MT-G2 LED that operates in conjunction with micro textured reflector and 2 18650 Li-Ion batteries to create one of the brightest tactical style lights on the market. This light has an estimated beam distance of 300 Meters and a peak beam intensity of 22300 cd, making it perfect for search and rescue operations that require a portable yet powerful searchlight. The P36 has multiple power options including using 2 18650s, 4 CR123A primary batteries or even 4 RCR123A Li-Ion rechargeable batteries.

Form Meets Function

Multi-Functional Rotary Switch

The star features of the P36 (aside from the incredible brightness) the the rotary switch that gives you access to 10 Unique Brightness Settings as well as 5 Specialty Modes. Lumen output can range between the full 2000 down to a low light 1 lumen mode that can run for up to 325 hours! Specialty modes include SOS, beacon, quick and slow flashing warning modes and of course a disorienting tactical strobe mode for self defense. Additionally the highest and lowest modes can be accessed instantly by rotating the switch all the way in either direction and pressing the tail cap switch.

Tactical Quality Standards

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy

All the LED power and mode functions in the world don't mean a thing if the light isn't reliable. Thankfully this light is built by Nitecore, a leader in the field of high powered LED flashlights and creators of some of the toughest flashlights in the world! The body of this light is crafted from aircraft grade aluminum, and has a coating of military grade HAIII Hard-Anodization which protects from scratches and drop damage. The aerospace grade aluminum is both lightweight and highly resistant to impacts. The electronics and LED are solid state technology which can also handle impacts such as drops very well. This light has been rated for drops of up to 1.5 meters without sustaining any damage. Additionally the P36 is IPX-8 Waterproof, and can be used in all weather conditions and even submerged in water up to 2 meters.

  • Multi-functional Rotary Switch
  • 10 Variable Brightness Levels
  • 5 Special Modes Including Strobe & SOS
  • Advanced Temperature Regulation Technology
  • High Efficiency Constant Current Circuitry
  • Intelligent Memory Function
  • Two Battery Power Indicators
  • Micro-Textured Metal Reflector
  • Stainless Steel Bezel Ring
  • Toughened Ultra Clear Mineral Glass Lens With Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Constructed From Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy
  • HAIII Military Grade Hard-Anodized
  • IPX-8 Waterproof
  • Impact Resistant To 1.5 Meters
  • Tail Stand Capable
  • Includes:
    • Battery Carrier
    • Quality Holster
    • Lanyard
    • Rubber Switch Casing
    • Spare O-Ring
  • Uses 2 x 18650 or 4 x CR123A (Not Included)
  • Can Also Use 4 x RCR123A
  • Output / Runtime:
    • Turbo: 2000 Lumens / 45 Minutes
    • High: 1500 Lumens / 1 Hours
    • Medium: 380 Lumens / 7.5 Hours
    • Low: 2 Lumens / 325 Hours
  • Beam Distance: 300 Meters
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 22300 cd
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 6.81 Inches
    • Head Diameter: 1.97 Inches
    • Tail: 1.10 x 1.65 Inches
    • Weight: 8.89 oz (Without Battery)
Runtime (Hours):0.7517.5325-
Output Modes:3+ Brightness Levels, Variable Brightness, Beacon, SOS, Strobe
Compatible Batteries:2 x 18650, 4 x 16340, 4 x CR123A, 4 x RCR123A
Batteries Included:No
Included Accessories:Battery Magazine, Holster, Lanyard, Spare O-ring(s), Spare Tailcap Boot
Flashlight Usage:Search, Tactical
Throw Distance (Max):300m
Switch Location:Tailcap
Product Certifications:ANSI, IPX-8
Warranty:Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty, Nitecore 5 Year Warranty
Return Policy:Battery Junction Return Policy
Primary Material:Anodized Aluminum
Product Weight:8.89oz
Product Dimensions:6.81" (L) x 1.97" (Head Diameter)
Country of Origin:CN
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By Bob A.
Santa Ana, CA
Favorite light to date! Rotary dial is fantastic
February 19, 2017
So far I love this light! The rotary dial alone makes this so much better at the operator level. I am surprised more mfgs do not use this type of control. The clicking through levels get old real quick. The rotary allows so much more control of the light output, that battery life will be extended simply by using the "right" amount of light.

ThruNite uses 2400 mAh as it duration rating basis, so I expect longer run times using Orbtronic 3400 mAh batteries.

I have been using this for only a week, but the length of the light is too short and I have small-ish (but still manly) hands. The grip area of the light is designed (IMO) to be carries comfortably in one way only. I find myself fidgeting with the light for a comfortable grip. The 4-under, 1-on top seems to be the most comfortable way to carry this light, though I want to carry it flat sides facing up and down, not left and right. However, once you do the 4-under the light feels comfortable to carry.

I was not going to leave a review, but as I read the reviews posted here, I felt my two cents MIGHT be helpful. I am not discounting the reviews stating issues with the light, they simply do not apply to my light or my opinion is simply different than theirs.

I noticed remarks concerning the battery holder. I believe it is of good quality and is very sturdy. The springs are very strong and thick. The threads of the head are well cut and smooth. I ran my fingers across them and noticed no sharp edges to cut myself on. The o-ring is substantial and the lubing of the threaded area was about right. The lens has been strengthened (?) so hopefully that will aid in preventing damage when the light is dropped.

I would recommend this light.

Pros- Ease of use - Throw and spill balance very good - Rotary dial makes this light much more efficient - Special/hidden light functions will be useful for emergency situations - Small size for such a strong light
Cons- Size: would like a bit ore length for holding in various manners - (nitpick alert): I would like to see the tail fins extended to better protect the rotary dial and push button -- this would also make standing the light on end easier.
By Glenn
Grovetown, GA
November 27, 2016
Very nice light but it would be nice to adjust from flood to spot.
ProsPowerful light great for search
Consneeds spot to flood adjustment
By Daniel C.
Puerto Rico
Great light
June 24, 2015
Had it shortly, but it has very good different intensity levels, dimming style level changing, plus variable strobes. Only con is its size.
By Chuck
East Coast, USA
A little bigger-A lot better
April 23, 2015
Really like the rotary switch for the ten (yes 10) different levels of brightness.

Also a great price on sale and with a coupon code.

Strobe is way too fast. Should be slower. SOS would also be nice.

And finally the icing on the cake would be a tele zoom function just like the Ultra Fires have.

Then you would have the perfect light.

This is a very well built light. Would not fit in a ten year olds hands.

Solid four stars.

Don't care for the battery holder inside the light. Bats should just drop in.

Should come with colored lens caps also.

Am I asking for too much?

Maybe should be made in America so I could like everything about it.

PS, Oh yea, Great seller. Keep buying from Battery Junction, you can't go wrong
By Mark
Perfect balance between size and power!!
February 24, 2015
As one who is always seeking the perfect flashlight, the Nitecore P36 comes pretty close. Unlike the "beer can flashlights, the P36 flat profile fits nicely in the back pocket of jeans or a winter jacket. The infinitely variable power rotary switch is so much nicer than having to switch through modes.

It smoothly goes from VERY low to VERY bright, with instant strobe with a push of the switch. The beam pattern is a very practical balance between flood and throw, with no discernible transition. Not meant to be a super thrower, but I rarely need to see 300 yds in front of me.

Best of all is the wonderful MT-G2 led. The neutral tint is just perfect. Not warm and not cool. Very accurate color rendition for an outdoor light.I hope to see more lights soon with the MT-G2 led. I have bigger brighter lights, but this one I actually use because of it's near perfect balance between a practical size and phenomenal output.

Nice job Nitecore!
1 Question & 1 Answer
William Jordan
from Tallahassee FL asked:
January 20, 2015
Do the light levels cycle with the on/off button or are they adjusted like the Surefire U2 Ultra, i.e., by a rotating ring?
1 Answer
Cycling between output modes is done via the rotary switch.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 20, 2015

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