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Nitecore P30 1000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
1000 lm output
95500 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore P30 (P30) released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-L HI V3 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 95500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 618 m.

The P30 flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. This light has 5 modes of lighting. Since the P30 flashlight automatically recalls the last used mode, there is no need to access higher brightness levels unless specifically required. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers

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Nitecore P30 (P30) specifications

BrandNitecore
NameP30
TypeP30
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1375 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

Flashlights enable you to navigate in the dark, locate supplies, signal for help, or provide comfort and security in challenging circumstances.

Body

Weight165 g
Length141.5 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter50 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The P30 generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for P30 flashlight. HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

System

EmitterCree XP-L HI V3 LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. If long-range illumination and throw distance are the primary requirements, a flashlight with a smooth reflector may be more suitable. The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface.

The P30 uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. The rear switch of P30 is designed to be rugged and durable, capable of withstanding harsh conditions and repeated use.

Performance

Flux1000 lm
Intensity95500 cd
Throw618 m
CD/LM factor95.5

The 1000 lm output of P30 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. The intense brightness of a 95500 cd flashlight can provide exceptional visibility and enhance safety in low-light or dark environments. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.

Software

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The strobe function on the P30 flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The power source of the P30 flashlight is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. Having a battery indicator allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. The P30 doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.

Accessories

Package contentsCR123 battery magazine
clip
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover
tactical ring

The included battery is selected to meet the specific power requirements of the P30 flashlight, ensuring reliable and efficient operation. The package comes complete with a holster designed specifically to provide a secure and protective storage solution for your flashlight. When the flashlight is clipped to a suitable location, it can be angled or positioned to provide hands-free illumination. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it provides a more secure and stable hold. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Nitecore P30 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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