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Nitecore P36 (2015) review

2015
Cree MT-G2 LED
2000 lm output
22300 cd intensity
2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Nitecore P36 (P36) released in 2015. It uses Cree MT-G2 LED, OP reflector and 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2000 lm output, 22300 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 299 m.

This light does not have memory function. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Nitecore P36 (P36) specifications

Brand
Nitecore
Name
P36
Type
P36
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 126 user votes.
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Launch
2015
Form
flashlight

Body

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

Weight
252 g
Length
173 mm
Head diameter
50 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of P36 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The P36 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree MT-G2 LED
Color temperature
5000 K
Reflector
OP
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
Switch
mechanical rear, rotary rear

Performance

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.

Flux
2000 lm
Intensity
22300 cd
Throw
299 m
CD/LM factor
11.15

Software

The ramping mode of the P36 is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range. The P36 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Mode memory
no
Ramping mode
yes
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
yes

Features

The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The P36 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. 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.

Battery
2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
lanyard
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover

The performance of the Nitecore P36 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 P36, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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