Review of Nitecore P12GT.

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Review of Nitecore P12GT.

Got a P12GT in for review as it fits not only thrower EDC category really well (for out of box performance) but that throw and tighter beam pattern fits very well for a helmet use EDC for cycling.

Only wish it came in NW instead of CW (cant figure out how to open the thing to change it either) but its a nice performing little flashlight.

Instead of a ton of typing, let my review video speak for the light. Even put it up against my Convoy L4 and my BLF A6.

Gearbest: Nitecore P12GT

Edited by: tigris99 on 12/24/2015 - 14:33
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Where’s the video?

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I prefer MH27 more than P12GT!

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cccpull wrote:
Where’s the video?

Check your browser, video imbedded, works fine on my phone and desktop.

Mh27 has that bigger head, so better thrower by a bit. But for its size p12gt does pretty dang good. Just depends on what your looking for. There’s better and worse of course in throw dept. Part of what I like is the spot isn’t that tiny dot like my L4 or FB30, better for the cycling side of things imo. And smaller head means lighter weight, which matters to some for a helmet light.

I look at things from a cycling point of view mainly and have my preferences on beam pattern and such which makes things a little biased on my end towards size, weight, beam and output :p. If I was to buy an out of box edc for helmet duties, no mods required, itd be this light.

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I also look at lights from a cycling point of view, but also camping and mount a Skyray 3 t6 for flood and an Olight M2X-UT for high beam on my bike. I carry the BLF-A6(de-domed) as backup in cycling and as EDC. Really like the BLF-A6’s bicycle strobe.
Enjoyed the video, always nice to see comparisons with stuff one already has.

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Thnx, love my Blf A6’s as well. Have my 5a2 version that’s my edc. I dont normally use flashlights for cycling use simply because I have and use dedicated lights. Which nothing beats actual good bike lights. Th p12 mimics my current helmet light’s beam pattern which I really like. Probably be a bit too narrow for on the bars at least for off road.

Been actually carrying this light a lot lately too. Did find one problem, the battery contact at the driver is fairly picky unprotected cells. Flat tops if too flat, have problems keeping a decent connection. Doubt that’s a p12gt only issue, but its that plastic long ring they have in there.

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Has somebody compare the P12GT vs the Olight M1X Striker?