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Nitecore LR12 1000 Lumen LED Lantern Flashlight, use 1x 18650
NITECORE LR12 1000 Lumen 2-in-1 Design Retractable Diffuser Portable LED Lantern Flashlight

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Price: $49.95

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Product Code: FL-NITE-LR12

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  • 2-in-1 camping lantern / flashlight with retractable diffusor
  • CREE XP-L HD V6 LED emits a max output of 1000 lumens
  • 4 brightness levels plus 1 special mode
  • A max beam intensity of 6900cd and throw distance of 182 yards
  • Magnetic base and tail stand capability
  • High efficiency constant circuit provides unwavering output with runtime up to 900 hours

Included in the Box

  • NITECORE LR12 Flashlight
  • lanyard
  • spare o-ring

Compact 2-in-1 Lantern Flashlight

It's a lantern! It's a flashlight! It's ... both! The NITECORE LR12 gives you the power of a compact everyday flashlight with the utility of a retractable diffusor to instantly convert your light into a pocket-sized lantern. A CREE XP-L HD V6 LED emits up to 1000 lumens output with up to 182 yards of throw which is plenty of light for household tasks, searching & inspecting and all your other EDC uses. Only a twist away is the retractable diffusor that turns your output into soft, 360° ambient lighting you can use for camping and emergency backup. At 4.18" in length and 2.77oz, the LR12 can be carried comfortably, even in your pocket!

Adjustable Output with a Twist

With four total brightness outputs and beacon mode, you'll have the right light you need for any job. The LR12 uses an intuitive twist control to turn the light on and off and adjust output. Simply tighten the tail cap completely to turn the light on and loosen it to turn off. Repeating this action within 2 seconds will cycle the light through ultralow-low-mid-high and beacon outputs. The LR12 uses 1x 18650 or 2x CR123A batteries to operate and can run for up to 900 hours on the lowest brightness.

Hands-Free Options

Equipped with a magnetic tail cap, metal hanging loop and lanyard, the LR12 gives you plenty of ways to secure and position your light. Whether you're sticking the lantern under the hood of your car or suspending it from a tree branch, an IPX8 water proof rating and 1m impact resistance will keep the light safe in tough conditions.


Maximum Brightness 1000 lumens
Peak Beam Distance 181.54 yards
Peak Beam Intensity 6900 cd
IP Rating IPX8 - 2m waterproof and submersible
Impact Resistance 1 m
Dimensions L-4.18"xW-1.06"xH-1.06"
Weight 2.77oz


Turbo 1000 lumens 1 hr
High 230 lumens 6 hr
Mid 60 lumens 24 hr
Low 1 lumen 900 hr
Beacon 1000 lumens --

Compatible Power Sources

18650 Rechargeable Li-ion battery (Standard)
18650 3.7V Y (Recommended)
18650 Rechargeable Li-ion battery with built-in charging port
(NL1834R, NL1836R)
18650 3.7V N (Tight fit, making it very
hard to turn on the light)
Primary Lithium battery CR123 3V Y (Recommended)
NITECORE LR12 Product Overview
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 34 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Powerfully Bright little lantern September 18, 2023
Reviewer: Cliford Salazar from Fairbanks, AK United States  
I wasn’t too sure about this just from reading about it online but once it arrived I was really impressed with its brightness and long life. I only have one small gripe with it, holding it with both hands and twisting the cap to change brightness levels is a chore in its self, its hard to turn, very hard. Someone that doesn’t have decent hand strength is going to have issues with this lantern. With that said, this is handy to have on hand. I put it on my duty belt and have already used it as you can also use it as a flashlight putting out 1000 lumens. Nitecore, in the future would it be possible to move from changing brightness levels by twisting the end to putting a switch on it instead? Thx

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5 of 5 June 17, 2023
Reviewer: WILLIAM STANIEC from CROWN POINT, IN United States  

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5 of 5 Nitecore lr12 suggestion June 11, 2023
Reviewer: Luc Rainville from Azilda, ON Canada  
I would like to see on this device and another that have no screen too at least print the different lumens and times on the device I have a few flashlights that has no screen and I'm constantly looking online for the different lumens and the estimated run time like for an example 1L=900Hr.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Disappointing on/off Switch Design April 4, 2023
Reviewer: Greg P from United States  
The on/off switch for this flashlight is actually twisting the case as if you were going to take the battery out. If you keep twisting it will come open, but you're supposed to stop when the light goes off then close it again to turn it back on. I do not like this — it feels like I'm leaving the body in a loosened (and possibly non-airtight) state just to keep it turned off. The seal may still work, but this is not ideal.

Other than that it seems to be a good light/lantern.

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 The best products February 18, 2023
Reviewer: James Mortensen from Sparks, NV United States  
The best flashlight around,fast shipping,I owe numerous

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