NiteCore’s P12 is a torch that literally outshines many other torches. A torch with a maximum light output of 1000 lumens in this size is hard to find. Combined with a throw of 232 metres, this torch yields enough light in virtually all situations. In addition to four light modes, this little gem features a strobe mode, an SOS mode and a beacon mode. The tactical switch also has a momentary-on mode, which switches the torch on when pressed halfway down. The side switch allows users to select the desired brightness modes. This switch also includes a blue LED, which displays the battery voltage.
The P12 has an intelligent memory function, which ensures that the torch reverts to its most recent mode, even if this is the strobe mode. This feature makes the P12 really popular, especially with security guards and other security personnel, for instance. This memory function does not work with either the SOS or the beacon mode.
The NiteCore P12 is powered by 2 x CR123A batteries or one 18650 battery (Button Top). The P12 comes complete with holster, steel pocket clip with titanium coating, lanyard, and a spare O-ring and rubber boot switch.
4 x light modes, strobe, SOS and beacon mode (flashes intermittently):
- Lower (1 ANSI lumen, 520 hours)
- Low (50 ANSI lumens, 28 hours)
- Mid (210 ANSI lumens, 6 hours)
- High (1000 ANSI lumens, 1 hour 15 min.)