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NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight

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NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight

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Product Highlights

  • 1 / 70 / 240 / 1000 Lumens
  • White Cree XM-L2 (U2) LED Emitter
  • Two-Stage Pushbutton Tailcap Switch
  • Intelligent Output Selector Body Switch
  • Emergency Strobe, SOS, Location Beacon
  • Momentary and Constant-On Modes
  • Hard-Anodized Aluminum Housing
  • IPX8 Rated, Submersible to 6.6'
  • Runs on Li-Ion or Disposable Batteries
  • Reverse Polarity
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Price: $59.95

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The P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight from Nitecore is a powerful and ultra-compact pocket-sized light that is built with military and law-enforcement use in mind. Its output comes from a white Cree XM-L2 (U2) LED with four outputs from 1 to 1000 lumens. Press the 2-stage pushbutton tailcap switch for momentary activation, click for constant-on. The output intensity, strobe, location beacon, and SOS signal, are controlled using an intelligent selector switch on the body. The switch remembers the last output intensity used and automatically goes to that output the next time it is turned on, even with momentary activation. An illuminated battery-status indicator is integrated into the selector switch.

Built for durability, the light features an aluminum housing with a Type III hard-anodized black finish that resists scratching and corrosion. It is o-ring sealed to be IPX8 rated and submersible to 6.6', and impact resistant to 5 feet. A textured diamond pattern is machined into the handle to provide a sure grip, and there is a removable tactical ring that fits on the handle for use with a 'cigar-style' two-handed pistol grip. The light can run on 1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123 li-ion rechargeable, or 2 x CR123 disposable batteries. There is reverse-polarity protection that prevents damage to the light's circuitry if the batteries are put in incorrectly.

Light Performance
  • Min: 1 lumen
  • Low: 70 lumen
  • Med: 240 lumen
  • High: 1000 lumen
  • Cree XM-L2 (U2) LED emitter
  • Smooth aluminum reflector produces smooth beam without holes or hotspots
  • Tight center cone of light with large dimmer peripheral ring
  • Strobe-mode causes temporary blindness and disorientation
  • SOS signal automatically cycles through Morse-code sequence
  • Flashing location beacon
Switching
  • Type: Dual pushbutton
  • Location: Tailcap and body
  • Press tailcap for momentary activation, click for constant-on
  • U-shaped tailcap shroud helps prevent accidental activation
  • Intelligent output selector switch remembers last output used for normal outputs and strobe
  • With light clicked-on, use body selector switch to cycle through output levels
  • With light clicked-on, press and hold selector switch to activate strobe mode
  • In strobe-mode, press and hold selector switch to cycle through strobe modes
Construction Details
  • Aluminum alloy housing
  • Type III hard anodized finish
  • IPX8 rated, submersible to 6.6'
  • Corrosion and scratch resistant
  • Anti-reflective coated and tempered lens
  • Textured diamond grip for sure handling
  • Heat-dissipating cooling fins on head
  • Titanium-plated stainless steel clip
  • Removable tactical ring for 'cigar-style' tactical grip
  • Can run on 1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123 li-ion rechargeable, or 2 x CR123 disposable batteries
  • Multi-function battery indicator integrated into selector switch
  • Reverse-polarity protection
Illumination Source 1 x Cree XM-L2 (U2) LED
Output Range Min: 1 lumen
Low: 70 lumen
Med: 240 lumen
High: 1000 lumen
Battery / Runtime 1 x 18650 li-ion rechargeable:
Min: 520.0 hr
Low: 28.0 hr
Med: 6.0 hr
High: 1.25 hr

2 x CR123 lithium disposable:
Min: 300.0 hr
Low: 20.0 hr
Med: 2.25 hr
High: 1.0 hr

Construction Aluminum alloy
Waterproofing IPX8, submersible to 6.6' (2 m)
Dimensions Head: 1.0" (2.5 cm)
Body: 5.5 x 1.0" (13.9 x 2.5 cm)
Weight 3.1 oz (88 g), without batteries
NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight
  • Clip
  • Holster
  • Lanyard
  • Spare O-Rings
  • Tactical Handle Ring
  • Spare Tailcap Pushbutton Cover
  • Limited Five-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NITECOREP12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (4)
      • Night time (4)
      • Outdoors (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      4.0

      So far so good

      By RC

      from Chattanooga, tN

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors

        Comments about NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight:

        Haven't field tested, just in the house, but seems that it will perform what I hoped for

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        exelent compact flash light

        By kap.kueyar

        from mexico

        Comments about NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight:

        not even a single cons.
        compact and powerful flashlight

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        5.0

        Very easy to operate and super bright

        By Hongtao Sun

        from Kirkland, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Outdoors

          Comments about NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight:

          This flashlight is very small and easy to operate. Yet, it is super bright. I think it is just as bright as the nitecore tm26 2500 lumin flashlight.

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          5.0

          excellent torch

          By lorenzo b

          from los altos, ca

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors

            Comments about NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight:

            I had a P20 and bought this one for major security of the ON switch at the bottom. Both of them are very good and make the same amount of light, portable and with rechargeable batteries.
            Not so fan of the strobe, can't make a use of it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Nite core P12

            By bigtime064

            from Richmond Kentucky

            Comments about NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight:

            This flashing is amazing. The variable light settings to the strobe. No concerns on purchasing the light at all. I would love to give one to every person in my family. BUY IT YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!!

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            5.0

            The Best Ever!

            By Fabio

            from Sao Paulo

            Comments about NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight:

            Very good! Powerful and practical! The brightest LED flashlight I have ever seen! Well worth this product.

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            5.0

            Great light

            By Jeff

            from Chesterton Indiana

            Comments about NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight:

            Absolutely perfect flashlight, the adjustable switch makes it that much better

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Everything you want at a great price!

            By 2XTap

            from Denver Colorado

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Fast Strobe
            • Mode Button Hard To Find

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors
            • Self defense
            • Special Events
            • Tactical

            Comments about NITECORE P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight:

            As a firearms instructor I am absolutely recommending this Tactical Light to my students. It does everything as advertised and is a great price for the features.

            There are really only two things I would change if I had the chance.

            1: The mode button can be a little hard to find in a panic situation. If you left your light on a lower setting, or want to get to the strobe fast it can be a challenge. Not hard to overcome but definitely need to work out the muscle memory on it.

            2: The strobe is a bit fast. It's still effective but if they slowed the strobe down a bit it would be far more effective.

            Other than those items I am very pleased with Nitecore and will continue to refer my students to them.

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