NITECORE P23i Review – 3000 Lumen Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight


Today, the Nitecore brand has officially unveiled a new universal tactical flashlight P23i with a declared brightness of up to 3000 lumens (55300 cd, 470 m), which can be used as an everyday hand flashlight or as a weapon flashlight with the addition of various mounts and an external button. Among the advantages of the novelty, the manufacturer notes the high brightness and range of the light beam, ease of operation, and several modes of operation, as well as the shock bezel and the design of the back cover – U-shaped Tail Cap.


Nitecore P23i tactical LED flashlight (143.5 x 31.8 mm, 114.5 g, IP68) comes with NL2150HPi 21700i battery, secure USB-C charging cord, detachable steel clip, lanyard, cloth pouch, spare O-ring, and user manual and warranty card. Free sales should begin in the near future, the future recommended cost has not yet been specified by the manufacturer. The P23i comes with a 5000mAh high-capacity battery and can be fast charged via its built-in USB-C port. Once it is fully charged, it can achieve a max runtime of over 45 hours on the low mode. A handy charging status indicator as a reminder when it is time to recharge.

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The Nitecore P23i has a Luminus SFT-70 LED brand and a removable 21700i Li-ion battery; with a capacity of up to 5000mAh. The flashlight can work in six modes, including Strobe (3000lm), which are divided into two modes Daily Mode and Tactical Mode. Switching between modes is carried out by a separate low-profile button on the back. The main brightness modes are divided into Turbo (3000lm, 470m, 0.5h), High (1500lm, 330m, 2.5h), Mid (800lm, 244m, 4h), Low (250lm, 137m, 10h ) and Ultralow (50lm, 67m, 45h).

The Nitecore P23i tactical flashlight is super bright and compact with long throws. It achieves 3000 lumens max and reaches 512 yards of beam throw, thanks to the single SFT-70 LED and a large polished reflector. The Nitecore P23i is the culmination of all the new upgrades fans have been asking for in the P series. Throws farther than the P20i, but is far more compact than the P30i.

Same as the other P series flashlights, Nitecore P23i comes with an easy-to-use end cap; so that you can change the brightness and access the stroke mode with a single hand. Back in action are the tail stand capability, preventing accidental activation while providing a secure attachment point for lanyards. The stainless steel bezel with three silicone nitrided inlays reduces glass to rubble, making P23i an indispensable tool for emergencies. With an IP68 waterproof rating and a covered charging port, the P23i can be used safely in any climate. The Nitecore P23i is compact enough to carry as an EDC flashlight or as a part of outdoor gear for camping; hiking, yet strong enough as a duty light for law enforcement or a work light for professionals.


The Nitecore P23i Flashlight is USB-C rechargeable, and like any other USB rechargeable device, it comes with its USB cable. The flashlight has two user modes making it easy to use. For more information visit the official website.


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