The Nitecore P20i UV is the upgraded i-generation version, now with a higher capacity 21700 8 A lithium-ion battery that is included, along with the ability to recharge the battery inside the torch using fast USB-C charging.
Other great features that remain include the upgraded 2nd gen strobe ready pedal design, a strengthened strike bezel, an internal anti impact mechanism and the addition of slots on the body for compatibility with the NTR10 tactical ring pro (not included).
As well as all that, the white LED has been updated to a Luminus SST40 W LED with an output of 1800 lumens and a long 337 metre beam range. There are also four ultraviolet LEDs set into the reflector that provide a 320 mW beam with a wavelength of 365 nm. Purpose built for authentication, forensics, identification applications, Smart Water and SelectaDNA the P20i UV is the ideal tool for Police, Security and Military personnel.
Designed for tactical applications, the crenellated strike bezel has strengthened tips with hard silicon nitride ceramics to enable excellent glass breaking performance. The upgraded 2nd generation Strobe Ready™ dual button interface has a strobe ready pedal design inset into the tail cap more to prevent accidental activation, while still enabling fast and easy access to the strobe in any mode even when wearing gloves, making it a perfect tactical torch with true single handed operation.
Two selectable modes of operation allow the user to define the user interface:
Daily: Ultraviolet / Low / Mid / High
Tactical: High / Mid / Low / Ultraviolet
Strobe is instantly available in any state. With the light off the strobe can be instantly accessed for momentary operation by holding down the Strobe Ready™ mode button and will turn off when the button is released. Strobe can be constantly accessed when the light is on with a long press of the Strobe Ready™ mode button, and will revert back to the last used setting with a single press or off with the circular tail button. The strobe randonly change frequencies to disorient an attacker.
To change between the modes first ensure the tail cap is tight and the light is off, then hold down the Strobe Ready™ button while simultaneously unscrewing the tail switch. The white LED indicate the selected mode by flashing once for daily mode, or twice for tactical mode and the tail cap can then be tightened.
The circular button turns the torch on/off with a full click, or half pressing the button will provide momentary illumination until the button is released. When in daily mode the torch will always turn on in UV and a single press of the mode button will cycle through UV, low, mid, high. The last used output (including strobe) will be recalled next time the torch is turned back on. In tactical mode the torch will always turn on in high, and single presses of the mode button will cycle through high, mid, low, UV. If the last used output is strobe or high then it will be recalled next time the torch is turned on.
The P20i UV is also a rechargeable unit that uses a USB-C charging port for faster and efficient charging. The included Nitecore NL2140i battery is a patented i series battery that has a high discharge current of 8 A in order to be able to access the high output and a regular 21700 mAh battery is not compatible with the P20i UV.
Two CR123A lithium metal non-rechargeable batteries or two RCR123A lithium-ion rechargeable batteries can also be used in the torch with the included CR123A carrier, however these cannot be recharged inside the torch and only a maximum output of 1100 lumens is possible. Never attempt to charge CR123A lithium metal batteries.
With the included NL2140i battery inserted into the torch, ensure that the head and tail cap are tightly screwed on before lifting the dust cover to reveal the USB-C port, that is located on the head of the torch. Plug the included cable into the USB Type C charging port, and the USB-A end into a suitable USB power source.
A blue charging indicator light will slowly flash while charging is in progress and turn solid blue when charging is complete. A full charge takes approximately 3 hours, 30 minutes when charging the included battery with a 5 V, 2 A output. The indicator will also show the remaining battery voltage when disconnected from charging or when the battery is first inserted with a series of flashes. For example if the voltage is 4.2 V it will flash four times, pause and flash twice more. While in use the indicator will be only steady for above 50% power, flash slowly for below 50% power and flash quickly to indicate the battery is near depletion.
Included is the NTH20 tactical holster that is made from sturdy plastic that keeps the torch in place and allows for immediate quick draw when required without having to lift a flap up first, and provides a convenient way for carrying your torch as it has an adjustable stopper on the clip making it compatible with belts between 1.25 and 2.25 inches, in 0.25 inch increments. Also included is a stainless pocket clip for easy attachment to a pocket, back pack or molle vest.
Compatible with the TSL10i (sold separately), the P20i UV can be used in tactical applications.
The integrated advance temperature regulation (ATR) technology regulates the output of the P20i UV according to the working condition and ambient environment to maintain the optimal performance.
White light and ultraviolet light output
Dual-switch tail cap designed for tactical use and easy application
Strike bezel with strengthened silicon nitride ceramic tips
Strobe ready™ button for quick access to Strobe mode
Two selectable modes brings flexibility in operation
Integrated LED on head to indicate remaining battery power
Optical lenses with double sided anti-scratch coating
Anti-rolling design to provide a firm grip
Pocket clip and NTH20 holster included
Using 1 x 4000 mAh 21700 (8 A) lithium-ion battery:
High: 1800 lumens; 1 hour, 45 minutes run-time; 337 m beam range*
Mid: 250 lumens; 8 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 115 m beam range
Low: 35 lumens; 38 hours run-time; 45 m beam range
UV: 320 mW; 30 hours run-time
Strobe: 1800 lumens
Using 2 x 4CR123A lithium metal batteries:
High: 1100 lumens; 1 hour run-time; 263 m beam range*
Mid: 250 lumens; 3 hours, 15 minutes run-time; 115 m beam range
Low: 35 lumens; 18 hours run-time; 45 m beam range
UV: 320 mW; 18 hours run-time
Strobe: 1100 lumens
Tested to ANSI/PLATO FL1-2019 standards in laboratory conditions. The data may vary slightly in real world use depending on battery type, individual usage habits and environmental factors.
Type: Tactical hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: High / Mid / Low / Strobe / 365 nm UV
Luminous Flux: Up to 1800 lumens
Lamp Type: 1 x Luminus SST40 LED / 4 x 365 nm UV LEDs
Beam Range: Up to 337 m (white light)
Batteries Required: 2 x CR123A lithium metal or 1 x 21700 lithium-ion (8 A discharge current)
Overall Length: 150.5 mm
Head Diameter: 31.8 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Tail Diameter: 28.5 mm
Weight: 124 grams
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Switch Type: Dual switch end cap
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Dust and water proof to IP68 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years (torch) / 1 year (battery)
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail box and contains:
Nitecore P20Ui V LED torch x 1
Nitecore NL2140i 8A 21700 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery x 1
USB-C to USB-A charging cable x 1
Pocket clip x 1
NTH20 holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
CR123A battery magazine x 1
Manual x 1