The Nitecore New P12 is the next generation 21700 tactical torch, now powered by a 21700 lithium-ion battery yet still retaining the compact size with the 25.4 mm barrel diameter. It utilises a Cree XP-L HD V6 LED for a maximum output of 1200 lumens and a beam range of 238 metres on the high setting.
Although a 21700 lithium-ion rechargeable battery is recommended, the New P12 can also use an 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, two RCR123A lithium-ion rechargeable batteries or two CR123A lithium metal non rechargeable batteries using the included battery adaptor that makes the batteries compatible.
This torch has multiple tactical features including the tactical tail switch with momentary operation, strobe, crenullated bezel and deep carry pocket clip, but it also features the NTH10 tactical holster that is designed for law enforcement as the sturdy plastic holster keeps the torch in place, but also allows for immediate quick draw when required without having to lift a flap up first.
The torch is operated with the tail switch and a side button and also has two modes of daily mode (default) or tactical mode. Daily mode accesses all outputs of four brightness settings and three special modes of strobe, beacon and SOS and will remember the last used setting except for SOS and beacon. In tactical mode there is access to all settings except SOS and beacon and the torch will only remember the last used setting for high and strobe.
The tail switch provides momentary illumination with a half press and a full press turns the torch on and off. With the light switched on, each press of the mode switch will cycle through the brightness outputs and then long press the mode button to access strobe. While on strobe, press and hold the button to cycle through SOS, beacon and strobe settings when in daily mode. A single press will revert back to the last used brightness setting. The strobe randomly changes frequency between 16-20 Hz which helps to disorientate any attackers as the naked eye cannot adapt to the changing frequency.
With the light off, press and hold the mode button and then click the tail switch, and continue to hold the mode button until the blue indicator flashes rapidly to change between daily mode and tactical mode. The blue indicator will then flash once to indicate daily mode or twice to indicate tactical mode.
The blue indicator can also display the battery power by again holding the mode button with the light off and single pressing the tail switch, but this time quickly releasing both buttons. The blue light will flash to show the voltage, for example if the voltage is 4.2 V the light will flash four times, pause and then flash two more times.
The integrated advance temperature regulation (ATR) technology regulates the output of the New P12 according to the working condition and ambient environment to maintain optimal performance.
Thanks to the 1 inch diameter body, the New P12 is compatible with the 25.4 mm filters, diffuser, the weapon mount and bike mount.
Please Note: If you choose to use the 21700 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery it is recommended that it is charged with one of the following Nitecore Chargers; UI1, UI2, UM2, UM4, UMS2 or UMS4.
Two modes to choose from; daily mode or tactical mode
Metal side switch controls four brightness levels and three special modes
Side switch features an indicator light which displays remaining battery voltage (accurate to 0.1 V)
Features advanced temperature regulation (ATR)
Intelligent memory function stores preferred brightness setting
High-efficiency constant current circuit provides stable output
Stainless steel deep carry pocket clip included
Crenullated bezel to protect the lens when sat face down on surfaces
Strobe randomly changes frequency between 16-20 Hz
High: 1200 lumens; 3 hour, 45 minutes run-time; 238 m beam range
Mid: 340 lumens; 8 hours run-time; 122 m beam range
Low: 60 lumens; 52 hours run-time; 44 m beam range
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 1200 hours run-time; 5 m beam range
Strobe/Beacon/SOS: 1200 lumens
Tested to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards in laboratory conditions, the data may vary slightly in real world use depending on battery type, individual usage habits and environmental factors.
Important Battery and Battery Charger Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are not rechargeable.
Rechargeable Cells - If you are intending to use lithium-ion rechargeable batteries then you will also need to purchase a suitable battery charger if you do not already have one.
Please click on the Accessories tab above to view compatible batteries and battery chargers.
Type: Hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: Ultra-low / Low / Mid / High / Strobe / SOS / Location Beacon
Luminous Flux: Up to 1200 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XP-L HD V6 LED
Reflector System: Smooth
Beam Range: Up to 238 m
Batteries Required: 1 x 21700 li-ion / 1 x 18650 li-ion / 2 x CR123A lithium metal / 2 x RCR123A li-ion
Run Time: Up to 1200 hours (ultra-low)
Overall Length: 154 mm
Head/barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Tail Diameter: 27.2 mm
Weight: 83 grams
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Window Type: Optical lenses with double-sided scratch resistant coating
Switch Type: Tail switch and side mode button
In-built Protection: Reverse polarity protection
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail box and contains:
Nitecore New P12 LED torch x 1
NTH10 tactical holster x 1
18650/CR123A battery holder x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Pocket clip x 1
Spare tail switch cover x 1
Manual x 1