Single 26650 or 18650 ?
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I uses an 18650 or 2 CR123’shttp://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/p30
Max Output: 1000 lumensMax Beam Distance: 619 mMax Beam Intensity: 95500 cdMax Run time: 680 h 0 m / 28.33 dLED : CREE XP-L HI V3Reflector: SMOBattery: 1 × 18650, 2 × CR123Special Modes : Location Beacon, SOS, StrobeBeam color: White lightLength: 141.5 mm / 5.57 inHead Size: 50 mm / 1.97 inWeight: 165 g / 5.82 oz
get on the C8 bandwagon!
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pilotdog68 wrote: get on the C8 bandwagon!
Nothing wrong with the performance, but what is it with the C8 design? The original C8 is ugly and this one is ugly too.
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95kcd is not bad, but I think they could’ve achieved more by pumping higher amps… a C8 with XP-L HI and FET driver does about 110kcd, without that fancy precision designed reflector
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For me,not at all ugly…
Looks like a nice thrower…
I like how the R40 looks a lot better
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Interesting light. Nearly 100k lux is good for a stock C8 style light (the best stock C8 is around 65k), though I bet the Nitecore steps down pretty quickly!
If only Convoy has a 12*7135 stock version….
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It’s actually a 1/4” wider diameter head than the C8, and almost half an inch shorter.
Love the looks myself, have one on order, they haven’t been released yet but are due out on the 19th. Prices are surprising, for Nitecore.
Of course along with the regulation you get thermal step down and digital battery monitoring. And warranty. With all the glue they put on the threads they ought to be waterproof to 20,000 leagues.
$69.95 at the Nitecore store, $64.95 at Battery Junction, as an introductory price.
My P30 has shipped, looking forward to this one…
i like this light only if its moddable, with a stock throw number of 97kcd, one should be able to achieve at least 175kcd with an dd xpg2.
a convoy c8 can hit around 150kcd. the p30 has a slightly bigger and deeper reflector….so im hoping to hear some mods.
if not moddable, nitecore should have upped the amps then….it should have been 1500 lumens and 106kcd.
There’s a caveat here, runtime is 1 hour on a 3400mAh cell while making that 1000 lumens and 618M throw.
DB Custom wrote: There’s a caveat here, runtime is 1 hour on a 3400mAh cell while making that 1000 lumens and 618M throw.
There’s no indication in the owner’s manual about a step-down, but …
Guess I’ll see in a few days. If so, I’ll have to break in…
PS: OH yeah, it’s got thermal step down, so on a cold night it’ll run til the cell dies, a hot night, meh, not so much.
chooma wrote: Yeahhhhhhttp://budgetlightforum.com/node/36854?page=8
Wow! Maybe I’ll bite now. That’s a great deal
Ooh! Not a bad price. Still, would rather wait for a review (or be sent one for review).
On the P30, newly arrived just this evening, I measure…
With a Sony VTC6 at 4.18V…
0.005A for 1.4145 lumens
0.12A for 64.377
0.47A for 253.575
1.08A for 506.46
3.06A for 1048.8
Lux is 115.25Kcd for 678.97M throw.
Very nice smallish light right out of the box. Sort of a refined C8, slightly larger head diameter and slightly shorter overall length with a protruding tail switch lock-out for on/off and a side e-switch for modes. The C8’s bezel just about fits inside the bezel on the P30, the P30 has that new style very thin bezel coverage over the reflector such that the reflector is very large in there, looking at the C8 and the P30 side by side, into the reflector, it’s a very obvious difference. The 1/2” or so that it’s shorter also appears substantial. Very punchy little light in completely stock trim.
I haven’t checked to see if it’s glued but am pretty sure it is…
Edit: FWIW… I don’t care for protruding rubber boots on a tail clicky, so I swapped the tail cap with the one from my SRT6 Night Officer and they both work perfectly, color matches, looks like it was made to work this way. Now my P30 has wings around the rubber boot for protection.
DB Custom wrote: Lux is 115.25Kcd for 678.97M throw.
Awesome! More throw than a XP-L HI C8 at half the amps!
Seriously considering getting one, Andrew Amanda has it for just $41
Got mine too today.
Waiting for night time or play time
Thanks for the idea Dale. I just put the tail cap of my MH40GT on the P30…perfect.
Over 600M throw from a light this size, stock? You owe it to yourself… A Very Happy Un-Birthday To Me, To me! A Very Happy Un-Birthday, To Me!
Does anyone have this and a SF 6P on hand to compare their body lengths. The 6P body is just long enough for me to hold comfortably during extended use. The body on the P30 looks a bit short to me. Curling the little finger or both the ring and little finger around the neck will not be a comfortable grip for me. Thanks.
Ok, the more I look at this the more I have to wonder, are they all like this one or is mine sub-par? What I’m talking about is the reflector. The hot spot is “soft”, not well defined. Looking into the reflector this shows as a soft reflection of the HI emitter. There are a LOT of lines under the mirror finish and it’s just not a clean smooth mirrored reflector…. so is this by design or is my sample a bad one?
Edit: I mean, seriously, this is a Nitecore flashlight. They advertise this…
Do y’all see a nice clear mirror finish in the above picture? Yeah? So do I!
Now what do you see?
This image doesn’t have my watermark on it because it’s a JPEG straight out of my Canon 7D MkII with EF-S 60mm Macro f/2.8 lens. No processing by me, no nothing. So why is my lens looking like someone tried to clean it with a cotton shirt when they advertise this high tech computer optimized perfection?
And just to show it close up at a similar angle as their advertising…
Oh and how’s the beam profile. Dim spill with an intense hotspot, so when looking into the distance, you see the spot, and around it a large dark doughnut, and then around that a dim spill doughnut? Or bright spill with a bright spot in the center? Thanks.
DB Custom wrote: Ok, the more I look at this the more I have to wonder, are they all like this one or is mine sub-par? What I’m talking about is the reflector. The hot spot is “soft”, not well defined. Looking into the reflector this shows as a soft reflection of the HI emitter. There are a LOT of lines under the mirror finish and it’s just not a clean smooth mirrored reflector…. so is this by design or is my sample a bad one?
Astonishing that this can throw still further, if the reflector could be further polished to a shine as you suggest. Hey maybe Nitecore does put more effort into reflector design than everyone else.
Beam profile is actually very nice, no artifacts no rings. The hot spot is diffuse, not defined. Almost muddied looking.
Typical of Cree emitters there is a slightly yellow corona in a square pattern, pretty much only in white wall hunting though.
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