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Nitecore P18 1800 Lumen EDC Flashlight with Red LED
NITECORE P18 1800 Lumen Compact Flashlight with Auxiliary Red LED and Silent Tactical Switch

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Product Code: FL-NITE-P18

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NITECORE P18 At-A-Glance

  • Smallest 1800 lumen LED flashlight with 199 yards of throw
  • Max runtime up to 220 hours using the include IMR18650 battery
  • Auxiliary red LED for outdoor and low light situations
  • 5 white light brightness levels & 3 special modes
  • Convenient side switch and tail switch
  • Easy to carry with detachable pocket clip, lanyard, and holster

Included in the Box

  • NITECORE P18 flashlight
  • NITECORE IMR18650 Li-ion battery
  • Spare o-ring
  • Lanyard
  • Holster
  • Warranty card
  • User Manual

Blazing Bright 1800 Lumen Beam

Welcome the smallest 1800 lumen LED flashlight. NITECORE P18 takes the Precision series to the next level sporting a die-cast aluminum alloy unibody, a silent tail switch and a red LED. Featuring a CREE XHP35 HD LED, P18 is capable of a blazing bright 1800 lumen output. Use the P18 for search and inspection with a throw distance up to 199 yards, or silently switch to ultralow, low, mid, high or turbo for up close and general uses. Three special modes are great for emergency situations.

Compact and Easy to Use

Comfortably carry the NITECORE P18 in your pocket, backpack and car with its 4.5 inch long, 1 inch diameter compact body and a detachable clip. A silent tail switch provides easy access to momentary and constant output while a durable, metal side switch independently controls the auxiliary red LEDs for low light tactics. Enjoy direct access to the previous memorized brightness level with the mode memorization.

Long Lasting Runtime

Powered by the included 1x 35A IMR 18650 li-ion battery, P18 offers a 220-hour max runtime so you will spend more time out in the field and less time charging. When it is time to charge, a red power indicator reports the remaining battery level.


Maximum Brightness 1800 lumens
Peak Beam Distance 199 yards
Peak Beam Intensity 8360 cd
IP Rating IP56
Impact Resistance 1 m
Dimensions L-4.15" x W-1.14" x H-1.34"
Weight 3.65oz


Turbo 1800 lumens 30 min
High 850 lumens 2 hr
Mid 260 lumens 4 hr
Low 65 lumens 18 hr
Ultralow 1 lumen 220 hr
Auxiliary Red Light 10 lumens 28 hr
Strobe 1800 lumens --
SOS 1800 lumens --
Beacon 1800 lumens --

Compatible Power Sources

IMR 18650 High-Drain Rechargeable Li-ion Battery IMR 18650 3.6V/3.7V Y (Recommended)
18650 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (Output over 8A)** 18650 3.6V/3.7V Y (Compatible)
Primary Lithium Battery CR123 3V Y (Compatible)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery RCR123 3.6V/3.7V Y (Compatible)
18650 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (Output below 8A) 18650 3.6V/3.7V N (Incompatible)

** Note: When using a button top 18650 battery with the P18, there will be a small 0.5-1mm gap between the battery cap and the light body due to the overall length of the battery. It is cosmetic and does not impact the function or water resistance. For best fit, we recommend using a flat top 18650 such as this one (click here).
NITECORE P18 Product Overview
NITECORE P18 Product Overview
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 30 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Top Notch Torch May 16, 2023
Reviewer: Dusty from Foster City , CA United States  
Love this light! The tail button takes a tiny bit to get used to and every once in a while I won’t press it enough to turn off and cycles to next output level. I love the super strong and durable pocket clip and that the tail switch is silent. Also, when you hold this light in your hand, your thumb and index finger will naturally land very close to where the buttons are. Out of a collection of 20-30 flashlights this has quickly became one of my top faves. Thank you for making a great quality product, Nitecore. I hope to use it for many years to come.

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5 of 5 I should have read the fine print November 26, 2022
Reviewer: stelios kolts from Staten Island, NY United States  
I bought this flashlight because it was compact. I did not read the details and found out upon receiving flashlight that it does not have a USB C charging capability on the flash light. I now have to buy a charger for the battery. Great flashlight this is the second one I bought from them. I lost the first one.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Perfect size June 12, 2022
Reviewer: John from tampa, FL United States  
The flashlight is just the perfect size while walking the dog. Fits perfectly in the hand. Very easy to operate. Probably the only small complaint I have is that you have to remove the battery to charge it.

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5 of 5 Great little light December 30, 2021
Reviewer: Jason Martin from Kent, WA  
Clips nicely in and out of the pocket. Fits in the hand well. Doesn't roll off things. Great to take on nighttime strolls where a big light isn't necessary but you want more light options than a keychain light. Works great as a tactical light playing laser-tag in the tunnels underneath historical fortresses.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 My favorite EDC November 29, 2021
Reviewer: Terry Mathewson  
Amazing flashlight! Versatile, easy to use, brightest pocket light I know of.  Great warranty and product support. I had trouble with the switch and they replaced the light, more than once.  Finally, we found out that all the switch needs is a little silicon lubricant occasionally, problem solved!  If they update the model, a lockout feature would be nice.

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