Nitecore P30i (2021) review

2000 lm output
250000 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Nitecore P30i (P30I) released in 2021. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2000 lm output, 250000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1000 m.

This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. The P30i flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Nitecore P30i (P30I) specifications

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The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight255.5 g
Length177.5 mm
Head diameter65 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish


The emitter of P30i manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The P30i has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear


The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux2000 lm
Intensity250000 cd
Throw1000 m
CD/LM factor125


The P30i has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with any USB power source. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1 m


It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your P30i. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket.

Package contentsCR123 battery magazine
NL2150HPi battery
RSW2i remote switch
USB Type-C cable
green light filter
gun mount
red light filter
spare o-ring

The performance of the Nitecore P30i 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Nitecore P30i, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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